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Old 11-05-2005, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, I'm in a little dilemna on choosing an Antec or Lian Li case.

Antec Performance I P-160WF Silver 1.2mm Anodized Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129144


Lian Li PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040


Which case would be more quiet overall? Any help would be appreciated.
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Lian Li... Better quality.
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So, it's better to have 4 80mm fans than 2 120mm fans?
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Depends on the fans. 2x120mm is generally better.

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Lian-Li cases are better designed and easier to work with.
4x80mm fans is about equal to 2x120mm fans
if you want, you can replace the fans whichever case you get. Cooler Master's fans are always very quiet.
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Well, 4x80=320, and 2x120=240.
Get the Lian-Li case. Lian-Li makes the best cases, it's what PCP&C is to power supplies.
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actually, if you wanted to count it by surface area:
4x(80x80) = 25600 mm²
2x(120x120) = 28800 mm²

but you actually measure fans in how much air they push. standard 120mm fans usually push around 50-80CFM (cubic feet per minute) while standard 80mm fans usually push 25-40 CFM

so 4 x 40 = 160CFM
and 2 x 80 = 160CFM
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I had the P-160 about a month ago...it is a really nice case and was generally pretty quiet most of the time...of course you cannot go wrong with a Lian Li though...basically either choice would be good IMO

P160 also works lovely for a modding project, although I assume the Lian Li would be equally good

http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=63115

However, I will say that 120mm fans will push more air while rotating fewer times and thus generating less noise than smaller 80mm fans
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Hmm, how about the P180...is it much better than its counterpart P160?
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the Lian-Li PC-V1000 has 2 120mm fans, and is built for good airflow. although it's not exactly cheap.
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