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My issue with the SG08 is that it comes with a power supply. It's bronze rated which means the power supplies generate more heat, I'd rather get a PSU with a gold rating and one that has a fanless operation at low usage like the SeaSonic X Series.

I do like the big top fan though, I wonder if its more effective having a large fan pushing air in the front or pulling it out the top.
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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

Several users complained the front fan is loud on the TJO8, has a ticking noise, in the owners club. I have the PS07B after reading the complaints of the fan noise, but I never tried it myself. They are basically the same case though with a different front cover and fan. I can say the PS07 120mm fans are quiet and more a lot of air.

Either way I think they are both a good option. Most people seem to prefere the 08 over the 07. I think the front being aluminum helps.
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OP, PS07B will be superior to the TJ08-E if you use a CLC on your graphics card and using it as an intake. I have a D14 so I do not have space to mount the CLC 120mm RAD on the rear.

When I had my 560 Ti 448 using my Antec 620 it was pure silence pretty much just slight woosh of air.

Now that I have a Vapor-X 7970, it's an involved process to get everything working... (gotta get heatsinks for memory and everything what else) ugh. On another note if someone knows the process for ditching the stock cooling on a Vapor-X let me know please! PM me smile.gif I haven't gotten around to putting modding my cooling on my graphics card again. I even have the shim from dwood for the bracket mounting the 620...
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Not looking to do water cooling in this build, I don't want to do any extreme over clocking on anything, automatic OC is fine by me. I might overclock the CPU in order to same some time baking, but I'll have to double check how much more it is to be an unlocked cpu/mobo.

I want to trust silent pc review on the TJ08-E, and the case is better looking style wise to me. I wish it was a bit smaller and didn't have the 5.25" drive bays but I'll probably end up removing the HD cage and putting the 2 HDDs and 1 SSD up there or under the cage mount.

I wouldn't mind going for a smaller case, I'd kinda prefer it, but silence is more important and I'd be more limited on PSU's and heatsinks, which I'm not looking forward to dealing with. I was planning on trying to reuse my thermalright 120 ultra and just putting the stock cooler back into my current rig, if I can find mounts for the ultra and the newer socket type. But that massive heat sink wouldn't fit in most itx cases, and I wouldn't mind getting a new one.

I don't know, lot more to consider with ITX/mATX than a full ATX case, it's not just about price and looks anymore.
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the CM elite 120 advanced is pretty quiet. loudest fan in my system is the PSU and that's mainly because I have it flipped upside down.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119261

I only have the Pentium G3430 in it, so I don't need extreme cooling. an upgrade to cougar fans would help cool her down even more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002
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