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[TomsHardware] Six Low-Noise, Performance-Oriented Cases, Tested

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We recently illustrated the features of our six low-noise cases, and today we get to find out how those features help them perform. We provide further detail on the hardware installation process before delving into heat and noise comparisons.
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post #2 of 9
Silverstone ftw.
post #3 of 9
a 2600K at 34.5GHz.

I know it is a typo.
post #4 of 9
RV02 dominated! Now I really want one..
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post #5 of 9
Hoorah!
post #6 of 9
I have always liked the raven's but I've noticed a lot of people saying the raven 3's cheap plastic is very sensitive and breaks easy....if they fixed that i would more then be willing to change over.
    
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post #7 of 9
Not sure why they picked the Sonata over the case in my Sig.
Much better thermal management, ability to house the larger silent PSU that Antec makes.
I'm sure it would have at least given those other cases a run for their money.
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post #8 of 9

Was considering this case, before I watched this:

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Natural Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750HX CM 690 II Advanced MX 518 
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Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1500mhz Adreno 225 Samsung 2GB 16GB Onboard Flash 
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post #9 of 9
I love my RV02, just be careful when you remove the top plate. The first RV02 I had had a tab break off, it may have shipped that way. I RMA'ed it and this one has been perfect ever since.
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