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mcerd1

posted on 9/4/14 at 07:33 AM Reply With Quote
OT - quiet & smallish PC case

I'm looking for a new case to tidy up my desktop ideally one thats quiet, but not stupidly expensive

it would also help if it was fairly small on plan (i.e. the height doesn't matter) about 400mm front to back would be ideal

it need to fit a full ATX board (or bigger), have at least two 5.25" bays and two or three 3.5" bays, and enough space for 300mm long graphics cards


any ideas ?


cheers
-Robert

[Edited on 9/4/2014 by mcerd1]





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Not Anumber

posted on 10/4/14 at 07:51 AM Reply With Quote
sound level is more to do with the psu than the case.

Any cheapo case you like the look of will do the job so long as it will take a full size ATX board. Ensure you buy a decent quiet psu with as many Watts output as you can and with the largest diameter, slowest running fan.

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Peteff

posted on 10/4/14 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
Don't bother with a case fan, the psu and processor fan will keep it cool enough if it is not a gaming machine with a massive graphics card.





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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mcerd1

posted on 10/4/14 at 09:03 AM Reply With Quote
already got that sorted on both counts

I fitted sound deadening panels on one of my old cases and that helped
but some cases are just too cheap and nasty, with very thin steel and side panels that don't fit right - so if you start with something like that you'll never get it quiet


I guess I could reword the question as a small & solidly built case....





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