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I'm surprised nobody has mention this yet but it looks like the sweet spot for you is the LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.

I am in the process of building my first PC and have done WAY too much research on cases.

Lian Li seems to have the best reputation and the cleanest look.

I am getting the PC-9F for $139.00 from newegg - FREE shipping. I was hoping to get it on sale but I don't really feel like waiting.

I can't wait to get this bad boy. It is GORGEOUS and seems to be the only case with USB 3.0 in the front and NO USB 2.0 (Why would we need 2.0 in the front when it is backwards compatible). So since it only has USB 3 on the front (and not USB 2), it doesn't look dated which is awesome.

My CPU will be:

- LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
- CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
- LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM

Here is link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112304


Here is Picture:


Edited by jamor - 8/3/11 at 2:59pm
post #12 of 16
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Looks perfect.

But, I noticed that there is a fan-hole in the picture above.
Yet, on Newegg there isn't one?

Not sure about the size or if the silverarrow fits.
Edited by Bloodcore - 8/3/11 at 3:04pm
 
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bloodcore View Post
Yeah, the fractal is actually one of my choices..
But, I think it has too many holes for the noise to escape.

I was hoping for no Top/Side fans.
Though I can pick a case with side fan if it allows me to use the SilverArrow cooler at the same time.. Which I doubt.
Trust me if any case was silent its that one. Also those holes keep your rig alive.
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post #14 of 16
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I suppose.

I'll stay away from top-fans though.
I've currently got an Antec300 and its way too open.
 
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post #15 of 16
There is a fan-hole on the top. I just checked newegg's picture and I can see a hole there, but you have to zoom in. The reviews also talk about it.

You can stick a 140mm fan up there.

But I can see why you wouldn't want a top fan if the top of your cpu is susceptible to falling objects. I'm just going to stick with the 3 120mm fans for now and see how it works out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodcore View Post
Looks perfect.

But, I noticed that there is a fan-hole in the picture above.
Yet, on Newegg there isn't one?

Not sure about the size or if the silverarrow fits.

Edited by jamor - 8/3/11 at 4:51pm
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That as well as the noise from the GPU and CPU coolers will travel unrestricted through that hole.
I need to restrict and dampen the noise as much as possible.

If you look at my Sys-Rig.. You can see that my PSU,CPU Cooler and SSDs(I have no internal mechanical drives.) that this rig is aimed for a very low noise result.

Case fans I'll be using is 3x GentleTyphoon 1100rpm and I also have an 140mm Yate loon.
Combining these fans with a fancontroller and I shouldn't have a problem with keeping the air circulating through the case without making too much noise.

The only real problem right now is the case.
It needs enough room, fewer holes and hopefully as compact as possible.
 
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