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post #1 of 21
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Im gonna be starting a new build. Its going to be Uber silent and i mean UBER SILENT Everthing will be passive. My question is, whats the best case out there for this project???
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post #2 of 21
P180 is the quietest case ever, its 3 layers of steel plastic steel
post #3 of 21
another vote for the p180, solid construction, great design and the most silent I have had the pleasure to work with.
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post #5 of 21
Damn i was just gonna link that zalman case

its so leet
    
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post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
I just found the perfect case for my Uber silent build http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...o/index2.shtml
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post #7 of 21
Yah, I like those too, but remember they also costs more than many complete systems.

I also agree, if you want to stay in the world of reason, the Antecs are about the best around for quietness and good cooling.

The P180 is the top of the line, but the others, the P160, the P150 and the SOLO (P150 in black without a PSU) are all very good as well.

I have the SOLO and though I had fairly high expectations for it based on a lot of research and many favorable reviews, I am more than pleased with it. Its quieter than I expected, the quality is better than I expected and the look/feel of it is a lot better than I expected. Looks hadn't really been an issue, though it was one reason I didn't choose the P160, but the SOLO really is a beauty. I wouldn't have it where greasy, gritty little fingers might smudge up its gloss but then greasy, gritty little fingers shouldn't be around computers anyway.
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post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
I read a lot of good reviews and since you have the case im taking your word for it I found one site that sells for $66 Im gonna order it today.

Can you post some pics of your rig???
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post #9 of 21
Sure, if I can figure out how.

Dang, you have to have it posted to a host. I will have to figure that out.

I did make two mods to my SOLO, I cut out the fan grilles, that was quick and easy, no muss, no fuss, and I installed a stiff cardboard baffle between the main bay and the upper area where the PSU is to separate the air flows so the PSU would always be getting nice clean air.

As soon as I can post those photos to a host, I will get them up in here.
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post #10 of 21
Like it was said before, P180 is the reigning champ in that department.
    
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