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    Silverstone TJ08B-E
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    Silverstone SG-09B
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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Which one would you choose? I'm moving the components from my sig rig into it. I would like it to be as quiet as possible without sacrificing cooling.
post #2 of 26
Fractal Design Define Mini but I would recommend R4. Here is a review
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post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by paowidefw View Post

Fractal Design Define Mini but I would recommend R4. Here is a review
The Define Mini is already at the extreme large end of my spectrum. If not for the sound deadening design, I would skip it based on size alone. Thanks for the input though. +rep
post #4 of 26
I like the size / design of the TJ08 best, but I wound up getting a Define Mini and Arc Mini.
Reason being I just couldn't live without all the nice cable mgt features, bottom mounted PSU etc.

That's just me though, if it doesn't bother you then it's a great option.
As for keeping things quiet it's tough to beat the Define, if you pair that with some reserved fans or a controller it's VERY quiet.

Doesn't sound like the Arc is on the table, but if you use quiet fans / components it's not loud.
It does have significantly better airflow when optioned accordingly, but then again they're both purpose built for different things.
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post #5 of 26
I'm gonna throw my 2cents.gif in for the SG-09B. You will have to forsake your DVD drive though. If you have pet's you might want to go with the Fractal as the SG-09B doesn't appear to have a fan filter. Not sure about the fan noise either but that's easy enough to change.
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by DaFirnz View Post

I'm gonna throw my 2cents.gif in for the SG-09B. You will have to forsake your DVD drive though. If you have pet's you might want to go with the Fractal as the SG-09B doesn't appear to have a fan filter. Not sure about the fan noise either but that's easy enough to change.
The fans are filtered. I love the size of the SG-09, but I'm not quite ready to give up the DVD drive. Due to that, there would be some extra expense buying a slim-line DVD drive and SATA adapter. I'm also not so sure about noise or cooling. There really aren't any conclusive reviews as of yet. Oh, it's also uglier than sin.

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post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
A few more votes and/or comments would be helpful, as I would like to place an order tonight.

Thanks all,
hermitmaster
post #8 of 26
Have you looked at the Lian Li PC-A04B?
It's got a smaller footprint than the Define w/ the looks of the TJ-08, and pretty nice internal layout too.
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post #9 of 26
I think a Switch 810 would make the best mATX tower. lol jk jk

I think the Fractal Design Define Mini is the best mATX, go for that one!
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Have you looked at the Lian Li PC-A04B?
It's got a smaller footprint than the Define w/ the looks of the TJ-08, and pretty nice internal layout too.
Not a bad looking case, but it can only fit coolers up to 140mm tall and my ZT-10D is 160mm.
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