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Low-No Noise Cases
12-24-2011, 11:38 PM,
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Low-No Noise Cases
Would the Fractal Design Define XL (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811352018) be better than the Antec P280? And if not between these 2 cases, is there a different/better case you would recommend? I definitely want/need a low to no noise case, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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12-26-2011, 12:05 AM,
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RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-24-2011, 11:38 PM)dstryrwiz Wrote: Would the Fractal Design Define XL (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811352018) be better than the Antec P280? And if not between these 2 cases, is there a different/better case you would recommend? I definitely want/need a low to no noise case, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Suggestions?
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12-26-2011, 12:11 AM,
#3
RE: Low-No Noise Cases
Those two are the best. Pick the one you think looks best.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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12-26-2011, 12:18 AM,
#4
RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-26-2011, 12:11 AM)Brian Wrote: Those two are the best. Pick the one you think looks best.

Which is quiter? And do they cool as well as each other?
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12-26-2011, 02:32 PM,
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RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-26-2011, 12:18 AM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(12-26-2011, 12:11 AM)Brian Wrote: Those two are the best. Pick the one you think looks best.

Which is quiter? And do they cool as well as each other?

They're competitive with each other.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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12-26-2011, 02:48 PM,
#6
RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-26-2011, 02:32 PM)Brian Wrote:
(12-26-2011, 12:18 AM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(12-26-2011, 12:11 AM)Brian Wrote: Those two are the best. Pick the one you think looks best.

Which is quiter? And do they cool as well as each other?

They're competitive with each other.

Is there any advantage to one over the other?
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12-26-2011, 03:12 PM,
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RE: Low-No Noise Cases
It's close, but look at this short overview of the differences.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5090/antec...ngineers/7
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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12-26-2011, 03:20 PM,
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RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-26-2011, 03:12 PM)Brian Wrote: It's close, but look at this short overview of the differences.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5090/antec...ngineers/7

They compare the P280 and the R3, not the XL, in that review.
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12-26-2011, 03:24 PM,
#9
RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-26-2011, 03:20 PM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(12-26-2011, 03:12 PM)Brian Wrote: It's close, but look at this short overview of the differences.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5090/antec...ngineers/7

They compare the P280 and the R3, not the XL, in that review.

The XL is just a bigger version of the R3.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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12-27-2011, 12:03 AM,
#10
RE: Low-No Noise Cases
(12-26-2011, 03:24 PM)Brian Wrote:
(12-26-2011, 03:20 PM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(12-26-2011, 03:12 PM)Brian Wrote: It's close, but look at this short overview of the differences.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5090/antec...ngineers/7

They compare the P280 and the R3, not the XL, in that review.

The XL is just a bigger version of the R3.

I compared the 3 cases, and there are actually a bunch of differences between the R3 and the XL, and it seems as though those differences sway me in favor of the XL over the R3 and the P280. Now however I think I ended up with a couple of fans I didn't necessarily need, or may have been better off using different fans, but it's not the worst thing in the world to deal with. The XL supports primarily 140mm fans, even having a 180mm fan built in for exhaust, so my 2 120mm fans I just bought may not have been the best choice, but I should hopefully still be able to put them to use, and I probably just need to buy another 140mm fan. Is there a low noise 140mm fan that anyone may be able to recommend?
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