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post #1 of 48
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Objectives: VERY silent for music production, sleek silver aluminum, most accommodating for my parts, air cool and OC to 4.5-5gz

Parts: x79 UD5 gigabyte mobo, 3930k Sandy bridge E, silver arrow cpu cooler, SSD drive , regular nividia GPU in the $150 range.

Havent decided on other parts but those are the mains, and decided to go AIR cooling because a silver arrow and some after stock case fans are cheaper than any decent water kit.

Cases

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...ndex=61&g=spec

vs

http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...id=242&area=en


I would love to OC and fit my parts in a mid tower but I don't think that's possible!

I'm very confused to the Silverstone, some sites and reviews show it with minimal, extensive, and no sound proofing. It is also unnecessarily long.
The Lian Li on the other hand isn't stated Silent on their webpage, but is by some reviewers.

Thanks!
Edited by markgerazzi - 11/1/11 at 11:42am
post #2 of 48
I would go with the lian-li, its a clean looking case with bags of room inside.

The Silverstone is a nice case Im just unsure of the size and layout of it.


You can be sure with the lian-li it will have great airflow and be a solid case
post #3 of 48
Corsair 800D is something you could consider also.


Edited by Mhill2029 - 11/1/11 at 2:57am
 
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post #4 of 48
If you are going to be gaming, I much rather you get an SB build and then get a better GPU. CPUs aint gonna do as much in games as the GPU.

You can fit them into a mid tower. If you want VERY silent, non-black, decent cooling and able to fit your parts with awesome cable management, Fractal R3 without a doubt. Or the XL for longer GPUs, but its bigger. The R3 is a mid tower, and trust me when I say it is dead silent, I used one for a build, it is just wonderful to work with. Get the Arctic White, or Titanium Grey which are as close to the silver aluminium you are looking for.
    
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post #5 of 48
Tough call.

The A70 is going to be easier to work in, but its cooling is not as good. And as much as I adore the FT02, it's tight to work in.

You might look at the PC-90, and just use one of the HDD racks.
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If you are going to be gaming, I much rather you get an SB build and then get a better GPU. CPUs aint gonna do as much in games as the GPU.

You can fit them into a mid tower. If you want VERY silent, non-black, decent cooling and able to fit your parts with awesome cable management, Fractal R3 without a doubt. Or the XL for longer GPUs, but its bigger. The R3 is a mid tower, and trust me when I say it is dead silent, I used one for a build, it is just wonderful to work with. Get the Arctic White, or Titanium Grey which are as close to the silver aluminium you are looking for.
I've been looking at that, I read temps aren't that great especially which the processor I'm using and at 4.5+ gz

I'd also change all the stock fans to make it even more silent
post #7 of 48
the ft02 is actually incredibly quite imo!
post #8 of 48
Very hard to chose between those 2.
I would get the SilverStone. But keep in mind, whichever you get, there is no mistake. Great cases!
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post #9 of 48
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Corsair 800D is something you could consider also.

He'll be aircooling

OP, if you want silence and good airflow, even though I am a Lian Li fan, this time I have to vote silverstone.

the FT02 is better than the a70 AFAIK.

Both are fantastic cases though. The lian li is a classic, FT02 brings that 90degree mobo layout.

Silent PC: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1015-page4.html

Anand: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4620/s...out-of-style/6
     
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post #10 of 48
Performance wise, the FT02 is top notch. One of, if not the best air cooling case out there and is recommend by SPCR as one of the best silent cases. However, it is a 90 degree rotated case, hence the reason for its length.

On the other hand, the Lian Li is a more traditional setup and easier to work with. It's also completely aluminum while the FT02 is half steel with a few plastic pieces.
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