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Old 12-19-2005, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm planning on building a new system but I've got two important factors influencing my buying decisions: size and noise. I've had an old Antec case that roars and a smaller Shuttle system that whirs, but I've never had something I can call "silent". When doing some research I found a few possible products, the first and most favorable being the Antec Sonata II... but when I saw it today in my local computer store, I was amazed at how ugly the plastic face looked. Now, I'm kind of partial to Coolermaster towers because I think they're pretty sexy, but I think they're fairly large and not very quiet (am I wrong?) Can anyone recommend a case or two that might suit my tastes? (Small but quiet... and not made of plastic I guess). thanks!!

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well the first thing i would say is that its not very hard to swap fans. so if u get a case that u like but is noisy u can just get some silant fans and use them

second i would recomend the sonata I not II cos i like u dislike the look of the II but personally the just normal sonata seems quite nice. it was also dead silant at my friends place
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Well, I was going to suggest the Sonata II. Personally, I like the look of it, but I guess you don't like that one.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What are some cool temp + quiet.. (not necessarily small) cases?
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well if u got somthing like the coolermaster stacker and then put silent fans in it u would get great temps cos its HUGE and it would be silent but with stock fans im not sure that those 2 concepts mix
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go to www.xoxide.com they have some "silent pc cases" i do believe, mabe fanless ones
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http://www.xoxide.com/quiet-pc.html

http://www.xoxide.com/buy-computer-cases.html

refer to that for buying ur case/quiet pc fans

heres a list of quiet parts:

http://www.xoxide.com/quietpc.html
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having no experience with fanless PSUs, how are they? do they get hot or are they pretty efficient? thanks
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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fanless psu's have a massive failure rate
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crap. i thought that might be the case... can ya recommend a quiet PSU?
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