Originally Posted by Stuartambient
Well so the thing is I just setup an Arc Midi 2 and it's comparatively quiet to other cases here (6 fans 140-120) . Now I was thinking of another one but if the DR4 was quieter then maybe that would be a better choice.
Or you could do the best of both worlds... an Arc Midi R2 with sound dampening material installed prior to assembly:
I used SilverStone Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01. Is it more silent than without the foam? I didn't do a before and after comparison, so I can't really say. However, this is definitely the quietest computer that I've ever built and it's not my first foray into watercooling.
I've installed the foam onto all exposed surfaces of both doors, the bottom of the case, the bottom of the 5¼ drive bay, and various other small exposed surfaces.Edited by ScottAllyn - 5/10/13 at 5:17pm