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    Quiet PC Case

    Looking to replace my Sugo as my HTPC case with a full tower case as the Sugo does very little for noise/vibration suppressing

    Looking to get a full tower case, Looking at the P183 but it's very expensive all things considered, looking at the Fractal R3

    Any other suggestions? Needs to be fairly inoffensive style wise so no LAN cases
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    I was under the impression the Fractal is meant to be quiet but a bit pants cooling wise - maybe getting some other fans will resolve this though.
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    I have the fractal R3, amazingly quiet and has no heat issues with my i7 950 nor my GB GTX460 OC which does not exhaust externally. I added two SilentEagle 120 fans to it in addition to the 2 pre-fitted fans which are also very very quiet. I have now built several PC's with the Fractals, two r3's and the rest R2's and every owner has been shocked at how quiet a decent spec PC can be I like the HD mounts which have rubber gromets to manage vibration

    The Fractal R3 isnt what I would call a full tower, the Fractal XL fills that spot. Fractal also have a mATX case that can handle 6 or so HD's which is a nice option if ur mobo fits although its a bit pricey

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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    I have the XL and its nice and quiet. You can choose to substitute noise padding for fans as well

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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    I went from a SUGO to an Antec Fusion case - heavy and only takes a MATX motherboard, but well built with good feet and other little tricks to reduce noise and aid cooling, would recommend it.

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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    My neighbor has a fractal design r3 which is excellent. Check some reviews on youtube.

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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    I went from a SUGO to an Antec Fusion case - heavy and only takes a MATX motherboard, but well built with good feet and other little tricks to reduce noise and aid cooling, would recommend it.
    Sounds good but I need a case that will fit a full size atx motherboard as I'm switching from my itx ion board to my p35 as I don't want to use a sound card and need spdif or coax output and another motherboard bumps the price up higher
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    I was under the impression the Fractal is meant to be quiet but a bit pants cooling wise - maybe getting some other fans will resolve this though.
    Going to have an underclocked e6600, a low end ati card and tv tuners, nothing massively hot
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    this is the best quiet case i have seen but it aint cheap

    http://www.paqt.co.uk/

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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    The Zalman MS1000-HS2 has attenuated side panels as does the Silverstone Fortress FT01 non-window model.

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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Upper budget is £100 (possibly a little more if it's a very good case)
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Any other suggestions for a case? Probably going to get it over the next couple of days so I can get it delivered to work and install it next week
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Go for the fractal. None of this mesh nonsense, get an aluminium cuboid
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Go for the fractal. None of this mesh nonsense, get an aluminium cuboid
    Problem is aluminium is rubbish at stopping noise

    No stock on the R3/XL currently either last time I checked
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Ah but cases like the fractal and my case (P180 mini) have lots of sound dampening and are pretty quiet
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    Re: Quiet PC Case

    Yeah, I have the Xl. It has loads of noise dampening and is super quiet

    EDIT: Scan have the XL in stock
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/fract...r-case-w-o-psu

    and the R3

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