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Are any ITX/mATX cases designed to be silent besides the Fractal Design Define Mini Black Micro ATX?

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The fractal is a bit larger than what I want, but it has all the features I want, are there any smaller cases that have that much focus on being quiet?
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You can always add your own sound-dampening foam to a case.

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Quiet case smaller than mATX? Nothing mainstream I know of. There's some premium cases but those will set you back serious.
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I would strongly recommend the silverstone PS07B. It is smaller with what I consider the same features, well 2 less HDD racks. The only area that is not perfect are the HDD dampening. With an SSD it is deal silent, I used a different HDD mount though, the original is not well dampened.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163186&Tpk=ps07b&IsVirtualParent=1
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Originally Posted by Gabe63 View Post

I would strongly recommend the silverstone PS07B. It is smaller with what I consider the same features, well 2 less HDD racks. The only area that is not perfect are the HDD dampening. With an SSD it is deal silent, I used a different HDD mount though, the original is not well dampened.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163186&Tpk=ps07b&IsVirtualParent=1

I will agree to this 100%. I have the PS07B and I love this thing. I recently put everything underwater, but before that I had stock 5850 cooling and a h212+ in push/pull. I left the rear fan off to make the system even quieter (only increased temps by 1-2 deg). While browsing or Netflix, the thing was whisper quiet with a fan controller, and medium noise with everything turned up. Pic of w/c'ed system, will upload air cooled one later;

Edit: pics not uploading from mobile
Edited by rockosmodlife - 7/22/13 at 7:30am
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Apparently the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E is quieter and cooler than the PS07B, otherwise its pretty similar.
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Apparently the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E is quieter and cooler than the PS07B, otherwise its pretty similar.

I'm not sure of which is truly quieter. The TJ08-E has the larger and quieter fan up front, but the PS07B has the front facade/door to baffle sound leak. For me, I purchased the PS07B to accommodate a 240 rad I had from my old rig. smile.gif
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SG08?
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I'm not sure of which is truly quieter. The TJ08-E has the larger and quieter fan up front, but the PS07B has the front facade/door to baffle sound leak. For me, I purchased the PS07B to accommodate a 240 rad I had from my old rig. smile.gif

silent pc review apparently recommended the TJ08-E over the Fractal and the PS07B



http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1215-page8.html
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you can go pretty quiet with itx too, its just the matter of using the right fans and having enough air flow

I believe SPCR was quiet satisfied with their SG08
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