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Do you recommend this case for silence?

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Hi!
I am building a new rig and I would like to buy this case ZALMAN Z5 PLUS MidT ATX . I heard Zalman is famous for silence. Would you recommend this case for a silent case?

Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 7
Not really. It's just an average mid tower and if you're looking in the less than 75 dollar range, you're going to be hard pressed to find "silent" as an advertised feature. I'd personally go for the HAF912 but that case looks like a pretty good buy at 40 after rebate on newegg.
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post #3 of 7
An acoustic-oriented case may offer some helpful features, but ultimately it's gonna come down to your fan selection/rpm that determines noise level. That Z5 doesn't offer much for noise mitigation, but it doesn't really need to.
    
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Originally Posted by tombom View Post

Not really. It's just an average mid tower and if you're looking in the less than 75 dollar range, you're going to be hard pressed to find "silent" as an advertised feature. I'd personally go for the HAF912 but that case looks like a pretty good buy at 40 after rebate on newegg.

I wont be able to afford a HAF912. I live in Turkey and the prices here double..

What about this case in terms of silence? : CORSAIR CARBIDE 200R MIDT ATX <- It's another one i am able to buy.
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post #5 of 7
Just use noctua's and you'll be fine. (or other quiet fans, I just mentioned noctua because I use them and have had good experience).
    
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Originally Posted by Aleckazee View Post

Just use noctua's and you'll be fine. (or other quiet fans, I just mentioned noctua because I use them and have had good experience).

Ah okay. It's all about fans you say then. Thats another thing i have to take into consideration ,thanks.

Actually what i wanted to ask was, are these two cases solid enough to not let you hear the noise inside? & Will they not tremble when the PC is turned on. My last case was terrible. It was the cheapest on market and it would tremble ,making a lot of noise.
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