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post #1 of 17
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Basically my computer right now is massive, and is quite noisy atm, even with the voltage adaptors with the fans, i even have the side panels off because of the bloody vibrating noise, also the case is too big, so this is what im contemplating on doing:

Buy:
Antec 300 (Small, cheap, simple, which is what im lookin for)
6 GT-120-1850
Lamptron FC-2 (Lowering the GT's to say 1200 RPM)
AX850 (I know its high wattage, which is what i want for future use also its really silent compared to other PSU's)

And couple weeks later i will most probably buy some sound dampening if its not silent enough.

What do you guys think???????
Edited by Nemesis429 - 3/30/11 at 3:01pm
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post #2 of 17
Looks good. I have 3 AP 14's running at top speed and can barely hear them. You might want to consider a few of these or something like them to cut down on vibration, and they're reusable.
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post #3 of 17
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I live in the UK btw
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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemesis429 View Post
Antec 300 (Small, cheap, simple, which is what im lookin for)
No. Antec 300 is not good if you want it to be quiet. The reasons are:

1) It is a cheaper case with thinner metals. Thin metals tend to vibrate and become noise makers.

2) Holds too many fans. More fans = more noise. If not using more fans, then more fan mounts are useless.

3) Fan locations are "open" so no indirect noise path.

In UK... maybe you can get a Fractal Design Define R3. It is actually designed to be quiet.
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post #5 of 17
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I know but i was thinking a couple weeks or couple months later i would mod the front with two 120mm rads, put some egg foam, cable management holes..
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post #6 of 17
I also recommend the 1400 RPM gentle typhoons. I have the 1800 RPM ones on a fan controller but find myself always running them at about 1400 RPM because that is the fastest they can be and still be essentially silent. They are still very quiet at 1800 RPM but 1400 RPM is almost silent.
    
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post #7 of 17
Get a Raven RV02 EW-B, P183 or a Fractal Design R3.

Then, and only then, evaluate your requirements for 6 GTs and the rest of your list. 6 of those will set you back £70, and scan will sell you a Raven for £50 more. Get a quiet case -first- and -then- consider silent aftermarket products.

And dot get the A300. It's cheap but it's noisy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
Get a Raven RV02 EW-B, P183 or a Fractal Design R3.
Dont get the raven, I thought mine was rather loud. Also the build quality was not what I was expecting.
 
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If you want a small, cheap, simple, AND quiet case, check out the Bitfenix Survivor Core.
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post #10 of 17
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The main reason me wanting the Antec 300 was because i was going to mod the front for 2 240 rads later on
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