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Best silent case for OC'ing silently? Lot's of advice appreciated!

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Buying this in November along with the sandy E 3930K processor, can anyone recommend cases under $200?

I'll be overclocking to around 4.2-4.5 but I'll need it to be somewhat quiet. I could insulate it myself since there aren't many silent cases.

I'm looking for something professional looking and less gamer.

Was thinking the Silver Arrow for CPU cooler, not sure about heatsink.

Thanks!

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post #2 of 29
one of these would work

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Per=NA==
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post #3 of 29
SPCR is the best source for silent computing as they actually have their own anechoic chamber with a 11db floor for sound testing. Plus they use the same kit(including a crossfire setup) for each test, so it's consistent.

Every single other site just uses a medium quality sound meter in a standard room which is kinda silly since a standard room is about 30db, loud enough to drown out some PC's entirely.

Their list of case recs can be found here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article75-page5.html
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post #4 of 29
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I like how the antecs have usb 3.0 ports. My current PSU is at the top of my tower, is this really better for temps?

Also how many vents should a tower case have given my situation? There are some antecs with all four sides sealed and sound proofed, with like one vent on the top, not sure if that's adequate.
post #5 of 29
Silverstone FT02 is pretty cool
ft02swmain.jpg
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going for profesional get

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post #7 of 29
Unless you've got a single high-end GPU or multiple GPUs, you should probably be looking at something like an Antec P183 V3, which is relatively closed off. Even with such a graphics setup, it would probably be okay as long as you build smart, choose the right graphics cards, and don't try to overclock them. The thick side panels, sound dampening foam, and hard drive vibration dampening all help. In a closed-off case like this, more of the airflow goes in places that make sense, rather than entering and exiting the case without going anywhere productive, like most gamer-styled cases with too many holes. So there's less airflow, but more of it is useful.

If cooling some higher-power graphics, you're going to have to compromise and deal with some more noise. Under $200 your best bet is then the Silverstone RV02 (FT02 is mostly the same but more expensive because of the aluminum). That has a lot more airflow, but the fans are mostly at the bottom, so there is not a direct path of sound.
post #8 of 29
Define XL

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=54

- Looks professional as you can get
- Relatively quite
- Plenty of HDD cages
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by ruairi;15514617 
Silverstone FT02 is pretty cool
ft02swmain.jpg

^^^what he said

here's how it works
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Xgjvf0SDc"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Xgjvf0SDc[/ame]
the RV01 is pretty much the prototype of the current FT02 so the physics behind the concept applies
post #10 of 29
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The silverstone definitely looks nice but I can't find any nice looking ones under 200 in steel, and a window means more noise less insulation, these are my options right now not including silverstone, leaning towards the Frac beause of the price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007

http://media.photobucket.com/image/lian%20li%20pc%20z60%20silver/BOB421C4/81f7f9292151c86232a29f2.jpg

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=92&area=en
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