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Old 09-24-2010, 01:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't like a loud case, either. My current case isn't too bad. it is sitting beside me on the table with the side panel open and is still fairly quiet, probably 32-35 decibels (4x80mm fans, 1x92mm CPU fan, EVGA GTX 260 fan running @ 60%). Most of the noise is the GPU fan.

I have five new 80mm fans to replace the old ones but I haven't installed them yet.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:38 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have to add the sidenote that I've heard nothing but good from owners of Rosewill cases (the ones i know personally, customer reviews clearly aren't worth their words)

They are cheap but not built cheaply they just lack small qualities that are optional to some as being considered important.


Now on subject Raidmax's are relatively quiet from what i've seen and CM's are tolerable to give MHO.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I ended up getting one of the ones Trotter posted (Actually I think it was a variant to one of the ones he posted). I read all the reviews carefully and had to compromise on looks and quietness...

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window
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Hope you're happy with it, man!

'Course, Newegg does have a 30-day return policy
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I guess my only concern are loud fans at this point. Otherwise it seems to meet all my other criteria... Good cable management, mid tower, lights up blue , long enough power, reset switch, and LED cords, a somewhat clear side. I was looking for a full clear sided case, but oh well... this works.

If the fans are noisy, I can always get quieter fans too. I don't want to hear my PC... I'm very picky about that.
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True. Even with 4 120mm fans in my case, the volume is bareable. 'Course, you are talking to someone with a slight hearing impairment. :P
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Cooler Master makes some pretty good fans, I don't think they'll bother you. If they do bother you, I would recommend getting a nice fan controller instead of just replacing them.
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Glad I could help.
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Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Matte black 0.8mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case my personal favorite
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Poizen, that has nothing compared to what he wants.
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