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Looking for a silent case, so many choices, any ideas?

post #1 of 5
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Hi everyone.

I've searched high and low all over the web but there are too many cases to take into consideration. I'd like to ask all of you for your opinions.

I'm helping my bro build a rig, and he wants a silent case, he won't be gaming on it, only be doing Photoshop/Lightroom and a bit of video rendering.
Budget is no more than $100. Oh! He doesn't want m-ATX cases either. He got a XFX 6570 for a GPU, so I have no idea if the noise of that thing will make a difference.

Thanks in advance to all! thumb.gif
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For around $100, the best you can get for a silent case is something with minimal fans and cutouts (windows included). Try to get something without any side fans or side windows and without a top blowing exhaust.
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The Fractal Design cases are the ones you should be looking at. They are within the price range too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Manufactory=14581&N=50014581&IsNodeId=1&SpeTabStoreType=0
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Originally Posted by strych9 View Post

The Fractal Design cases are the ones you should be looking at. They are within the price range too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Manufactory=14581&N=50014581&IsNodeId=1&SpeTabStoreType=0

I was actually looking at the Fractal Design Define R3. Reviews look great as well, and at best my brother loves the look. I think we'll be going for this. Thanks for the idea.
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post #5 of 5
The Coolermaster Silencio 550 is another nice silent case if you don't run a high powered system.
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