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    Cheap case with quiet PSU needed!

    I am building my HTPC/server on a very tight budget!

    I have all the parts so far:
    - Abit KT7A-Raid
    - AMD Axia 1gig@1.33gig
    - HSF (with a small and thin 60mm fan)
    - IBM HDD (5400rpm thing)
    - M-Audio Revo sound card
    - Matrox G400 graphics
    - Toshiba 12x DVD
    - NIC
    - 2x USB devices
    - Macron 245w PSU

    The problem is that the PSU is very loud and the case has no airflow at all

    So basically what i'm after is a cheap case with a quiet PSU and i mean quiet!

    Any ideas at all? All suggestions are welcome!

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    • Gunbuster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Aorus AX370 Gaming K7
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 7 1700x + Scythe Kotetsu MK I
      • Memory:
      • 32GB: 4x 8GB HyperX Fury 2400mhz CL15 DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 2x Sandisk Ultra II 960GB, 1x Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Gaming GTX970
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 750w
      • Case:
      • Cougar Panzer S
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      • Windows 7 Home Premium
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      • DGM IPS-2701WPH 27" 1440p IPS Monitor
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      • Aquiss Fibre
    The Suntek and Advance cases on special at microdirect look nice.
    They both stealth you CD/DVD drives.
    One claims to have a temp controlled psu and the other a 300watt although I've heard suntek's psus are 'quiet'. The problem is one mans quiet is another mans noisy.

    p.s. this should really be in the bargain hunt forum.

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    How cheap is cheap?? You could get a cheapish case without a PSU, and then get a psu with adjustable fan (Enermax/Antec). You would only need a psu around the 300watt mark at the most, but those two manu. are pretty expensive and overkill for your needs. You could also consider a Zalman (silent?) PSU but they are also pretty expensive, or plump for a case designed for silent use, eg. Antec Sonata (sp?).

    PS. I don't think it should be in this forum or Bargain Hunt, it should be in the Case forum

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