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post #11 of 21
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i think i'll get the corsair 550d because it's big, has OPTIONAL sound dampening and excellent ventilation if i decide to remove the sound dampening material.

looks like it's future proof and this is exactly what i'm aiming for. if i'll start using it for studio application, i don't want to have to switch a case..
post #12 of 21
umm ok, seems to lack in quality to the slightly lesser priced fractal design define r4, but its your rig thumb.gif hope it works out for ya
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post #13 of 21
My case is very quite, and ones without side fans and have a door fair better. But when I had my 7970 and was playing games I would open the door for better air flow.

Its hard to have your cake and eat it too. thumb.gif
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

My case is very quite, and ones without side fans and have a door fair better. But when I had my 7970 and was playing games I would open the door for better air flow.

Its hard to have your cake and eat it too. thumb.gif

that is exactly what i thought i'd do. i'll put fans where the removable side and top panels are, and since i'm using a fan controller, i'll just turn them off when the case is closed and remove the doors and turn on the fans when i'll do more intensive things.
post #15 of 21
Anandtech case reviews have shown that a closed up restrictive "silent" case can sometimes be louder than high air flow cases. Higher temperatures in the case cause the GPU and CPU fans to spin higher than they would in the high air flow case.

I think the best trade off is to use many silent fans in a high air flow case, air still gets circulated very well while noise is low.
post #16 of 21
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that is exactly what i thought i'd do. i'll put fans where the removable side and top panels are, and since i'm using a fan controller, i'll just turn them off when the case is closed and remove the doors and turn on the fans when i'll do more intensive things.

I still wouldn't use a top and side panel - noise will still annoy you!

I like the wind tunnel affect - air sucked in from the front and exhausted from the back, why change the wheel ? thumb.gif
post #17 of 21
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I still wouldn't use a top and side panel - noise will still annoy you!

I like the wind tunnel affect - air sucked in from the front and exhausted from the back, why change the wheel ? thumb.gif

what i meant was: when i'm just idling on the desktop or writing some code, i'll use the front intake fans and the rear exhaust fans. when i'm gaming or editing video, i'll open up the doors in the side panel and top panel and turn on the fans that are installed there using the fan controller.
post #18 of 21
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Anandtech case reviews have shown that a closed up restrictive "silent" case can sometimes be louder than high air flow cases. Higher temperatures in the case cause the GPU and CPU fans to spin higher than they would in the high air flow case.

I think the best trade off is to use many silent fans in a high air flow case, air still gets circulated very well while noise is low.

i'm thinking about getting a c70 case (because it looks awesome) or a 500R. they are a little bit cheaper and i like the light weight yet durable build of the c70 which allows me to carry it around.
is the noise going to be a pain in the ass if i'll use 4 fans like the nf-s12a?
post #19 of 21
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what i meant was: when i'm just idling on the desktop or writing some code, i'll use the front intake fans and the rear exhaust fans. when i'm gaming or editing video, i'll open up the doors in the side panel and top panel and turn on the fans that are installed there using the fan controller.

Ha! Didn't know if you were using a case with a door on the side or top? Confused, cases with a side fan are fixed? But yeah wasn't questioning you so much but other cases in general and good luck whatever you decided thumb.gif

Any case with open exteriors that cannot be covered will always give off sound smile.gif
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

Ha! Didn't know if you were using a case with a door on the side or top? Confused, cases with a side fan are fixed? But yeah wasn't questioning you so much but other cases in general and good luck whatever you decided thumb.gif

Any case with open exteriors that cannot be covered will always give off sound smile.gif

just to clarify, the case has mounting options on the side panel, and has a plastic door with noise absorbing material over the mounting points, so the fans mounted are useless and i'm planning to turn them off when the door is closed. when i'm gaming, i will remove the door with the noise absorbing material, revealing the fans, turn on the fans with the fan controller and making them useful. same goes with the top panel. the case is a corsair 550d
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