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As im building my new sandy bridge build, I wanted some advice. I still have to decide on what case I will buy im more tempted to get the P183 then the fractal but I can't decide 100% need some helps
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post #2 of 35
I'd go for the R3, Fractal's cases are great quality and really quiet. Worth it
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I had the P182 Gun Metal that is very similar to the 183, I really started to hate it for it was very unpractical, heavy, lots of design flaws and that kind of stuff, I sold it and bought the R3 Titanium and it has been a lot better case in every aspect.
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Hmmm yea im really doubting, the guys at SPCR recommended the P183 because the antec is made out of better quality so now I really unsure what im gonna go with ;D

Im planning on using the noctua NH-d14 (fans undervolted), some slipstreams at low rpm.

videocard wont be anything really high end but atleast a ati6850 or nvidia560
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Im not sure where or why, but I think the build quality is much better on my R3 than my buddies P182, He agrees too btw.
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Hmmm yea im really doubting, the guys at SPCR recommended the P183 because the antec is made out of better quality so now I really unsure what im gonna go with ;D

Im planning on using the noctua NH-d14 (fans undervolted), some slipstreams at low rpm.

videocard wont be anything really high end but atleast a ati6850 or nvidia560
I have no experience with either manufacturer, but FWIR Fractal is a high-end/boutique case manufacturer, whereas Antec is more mainstream. If I shelled out for a Fractal, I'd expect quality orders of magnitude greater than Antec.
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Im not sure where or why, but I think the build quality is much better on my R3 than my buddies P182, He agrees too btw.
The problem is that the "pros" tend to respect Antec more since it's so well known and been so long in the business. Only Antec product I've really been satisfied with is the old 300.
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post #8 of 35
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Well my biggest concern is noise, but I guess its not gonna be much diffrence with what case I go sooo I like the looks more of the fractal so might go with that one
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Well my biggest concern is noise, but I guess its not gonna be much diffrence with what case I go sooo I like the looks more of the fractal so might go with that one
If you're worried about noise, get the Fractal and just run the Fractal fans in it. I'm running them in my XL and I cant hear them at all, airflow is alright too.
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If you're worried about noise, get the Fractal and just run the Fractal fans in it. I'm running them in my XL and I cant hear them at all, airflow is alright too.
I have 2 Noctuas at the front connected to the Fractal's voltage changer, one Akasa Apache black at the bottom in a pwm controller, 2 Noctuas at the NH-U12P SE2 both connected with an adapter to the CPU pwm and the Fractal fans in the back and the other roof slot with ULNA-adapters and rubbers connected to MB. Still only thing keeping noise is the 570 cooler when it goes past 55% and the overly-noisy DVD drive that I luckily need only when installing something thanks to Steam.

Edit, I really recommend those Apache Blacks since they're by far the most silent of those, costs a little less than Noctua fans, blows much air, is good looking and every fan has pwm unlike Fractals and Noctuas.
Edited by infernoRS - 2/3/11 at 10:46pm
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