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Antec quiet case comparisons, which best for cooling?

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May 13, 2009 2:22:00 AM

For my system:

core i7 920
asus p6t deluxe 2
geforce gtx 285
1-2 hard drives
1 optical drive

I am looking between antec quiet cases and cooler master cases. Of the antec

p182
p183
sonata plus 500
solo
sonata elite

after putting in quietest fans and heatsinks, which of these will be the most quiet and which will have the best cooling? I've already read reviews on these, but I just don't have enough information.

Thanks

a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2009 2:46:46 AM

The Sonata Plus 550, Solo (if you buy a quiet PSU) and Sonata Designer 500 are the quietest. I don't know about the P182 and P183, but the Sonata Plus 550 and the Sonata Designer 500 definitely are much quieter than the Sonata III.
a c 248 ) Power supply
May 13, 2009 4:26:51 AM

Quite is relative. One person's quiet pc can be another person's jet fighter breaking the sound barrier.
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a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2009 12:06:46 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Quite is relative. One person's quiet pc can be another person's jet fighter breaking the sound barrier.
I totally agree with you. My son says that a Sonata III is quiet and to me it is too loud (he's a gamer and I'm not). It also depends on the environment. In the family room, I wanted a PC that you couldn't hear until you were very close to it. The power LED indicates when it's powered up - I don't need to hear it. The Sonata Designer met that requirement.
a c 144 ) Power supply
May 13, 2009 2:37:49 PM

Quiet and good cooling are contradictory qualities.
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