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New computer case (quiet)

I'm currently looking to build a new computer and I'm wondering which case to choose
so far my current system is a antec III 500 with a p5q-SE with a Q9400 and a 9800gtx. I got a decent level of noise but i was wondering if there was any better case ?

Normally i wouldn't mind going with another antec III 500 but i already got a loose power supply OCZGXS700 so ill probably use that one and i'm also considering to get 2 video card in crossfire so the antec III 500 PSU won't cut it.

from your experience, any suggestion for a case without a psu that is also quiet ?
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  1. The Antec P182 is supposed to be a very quiet case.

    Here is a link to a technical review at Silent PC Review:

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article741-page1.html
  2. I've found the antec Sonata series to be good cases. Built two computers with them. Single back fan. Hard drive rack on the side to easy to swap out. Power supply I trust as the sonata comes with an antec earthwatts.
    But if you don't need a power supply, why get a case with a power supply? I find the antec three hundred to be fairly quiet and still with powerful fans on low settings. decent overall case but it wouldn't fit something as large as a 5870.
    Anyway, that's the extent of my experience other than with generic cases.
  3. Since you have plans of multiple video cards sometime in the near future, its difficult (for me ) to understand your quiet case idea..!! Anyway, in case you just want to get a quiet case ( good airflow with very decent audio levels ), have a look at the ANTEC performance series..
  4. For good quiet computing info and reviews, go to www.silentpcreview.com

    From personal experience, I can recommend the Antec SOLO.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129018

    They have baffled intakes, insulated panels and washable filters. Cooling is adequate. One caveat, the maximum size graphics card is about 10" long. Enough for a GTX470, but not GTX480. I did install a longer 10.5" card, but I had to nibble a bit of metal out of one drive bay.
  5. Best answer
    The Antec P series (P183 and P193) are specifically designed to be very quiet.

    P183 $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129061
    P193 $175 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129062

    For just $70 more than the price of the P183, you can add one of the best, and certainly the quietest 600+ watt PSU on the market.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.359977

    her's some reviews for a OCZ 700 (7.5 performance rating) and the Antec CP-850 (10.0 Performance Rating)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=24
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=142

    For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 02/21/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance:

    Antec SG-850 - 10.0 ($220) **
    Antec CP-850 - 10.0 ($110) **
    XFX 850W Black Edition 10.0 ($185)
    Corsair HX850 850W - 10.0 ($180)

    Antec TruePower Quattro (TPQ-850) - 9.5 ($150)
    Corsair TX850 - 9.5 ($140)
    Seasonic M12D 850W - 9.5 (NLA) **
    NorthQ Giant Connector 850W - 9.5 (NFS)
    Etasis ET850 - 9.5 (NLA)
    Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF - 9.5 (NLA)

    Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W - 9.0 ($250)

    Thrmaltake Toughpower XT 850W - 8.5 ($216)
    OCZ Z Series 850W - 8.5 ($200)

    NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W - 8.0 (NFS)
    Coolmax CTG-850 - 8.0 (NFS)

    SilverStone Decathlon DA850 - 7.5 ($230)
    Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W EGX850EWL - 7.5 (NFS)

    SilverStone Strider ST85F - 7.0

    Silverstone Element ST85EF 850W - 6.0


    NFS - Not For Sale / NLA = No Longer Available
  6. thanks for all the info guys! ill be sure to check that out :)
  7. Best answer selected by snaplock.
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