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As the title states I want a Great silent case but I also want it to have good ventilation to keep all of the components cool

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You want a quiet case with 3 680's?! You're best bet is probably to go under water. Judging by your current hardware, you should be able to afford a pretty nice setup. That will get rid of all those noisy GPU fans that are the main culprits.

The 800D/700D would be a good choice with some sound absorbing lining that you can buy from most shops that carry modding supplies. Throw some silent fans in the mix and you should be pretty golden.
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You want a quiet case with 3 680's?! You're best bet is probably to go under water. Judging by your current hardware, you should be able to afford a pretty nice setup. That will get rid of all those noisy GPU fans that are the main culprits.

The 800D/700D would be a good choice with some sound absorbing lining that you can buy from most shops that carry modding supplies. Throw some silent fans in the mix and you should be pretty golden.

i second this,
with watercooling you could choose almost any case, install some low speed quiet fans and be happy.
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Thanks for the suggestion i never thought of that but, the 800d is a weeeeeeeee bit pricey.

Any oppinions on the NZXT H2 (that's the one that i've been eyeballing)
    
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silent case is a very relative term. what I may consider loud may be considered silent to some other people. there is very few "standard reference" that is universal enough that people can relate to... generally I use central air conditioner as a point of reference for "quiet" since most of us are able to fall asleep to the noise level of a central air conditioner. of course "silent" would be more quiet then that. to some, silent means just that. 0db. no noise at all. however that's unrealistic given the power level of modern computer components (and the fact that the TNN500AF is no longer in production)

so... when you say "silent" what do YOU consider an acceptable level of noise? central air conditioning? compressor of your refrigerator? it also depends on the ambient noise level the computer is going to be located... a computer in your bedroom will need to be quieter then a computer in your living room simply due to the size of the room and the amount of ambient noise that exists in the 2 locations.

other considerations include what kind of components are you going to be putting into the machine? you can' really expect "silent" when you are running that triple SLi of 680's unless you are running some very exotic plumbing to go along with that system biggrin.gif just eyeballing your sig rig, i can tell you that you wont be getting anywhere NEAR silent unless you are running some MASSIVE external plumbing for cooling (multiple phobya 1080's on either passive cooling or 500rpm 180mm fans would help a great deal towards silence)

in short, no SINGLE case (not even something as big as caselab) would provide "silence" to your sig rig simply because you will need massive amount of fans just to keep that rig cool in the 1st place.
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Wow Psyclum, it seems like you put a ton of thought into that post and that is the most explanatory post I personally have ever seen and you sir/ma'am are an amazing person thumb.gif


And by the way I build PC's for clients and Thor and the Raptor are my two most proud accomplishments, The W1ZARD however is mine and I love it tongue.gif
    
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And also when it comes to fans and such I am okay with noise as long as it is just straight up airflow and not capacitor whine or motor noise because that makes me want to throw computers across the room. So speaking in my terms I am less prone to lower pitched noises such as, well, airflow.
    
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post #8 of 11
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And by the way I build PC's for clients and Thor and the Raptor are my two most proud accomplishments, The W1ZARD however is mine and I love it tongue.gif

so.... are we to assume then the subject of this discussion is the the w1zard?

if that is so, have you identified the primary noise source within the system that you'd like to eliminate?

what are the spec's of the w1zard, or more specifically what components have you included in the "custom loop"? is it a 240 rad? 360 rad? or another size? what brand/model of fans are you using for the rad, what res/pump are you using? essentially you'd need to provide more info on what are the existing components in terms of noise source, a "750w psu" doesn't really say much as far as its decibel output. the 1.5TB HDD can also be a source of noise depending on the model.

what i'm trying to say is simply switching a case will not cut down on noise if you are using nothing but delta or sans ace fans biggrin.gif having the right case definitely helps. but as of right now there is insufficient information to provide an educated advice to your goal. the recommendation can change drastically depending on the size of rad you are using for example.
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how do you have quad 690s in a build? i thought the most you could have was 2 cards since that would be 4 gpus total?
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how do you have quad 690s in a build? i thought the most you could have was 2 cards since that would be 4 gpus total?

he probly meant 2x690
meaning quadfire 680
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