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Noob question on Lancool cases: cooling vs noise ratio

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April 27, 2010 8:45:36 PM

Hello,

I am about to build a computer and I think I have settled on using one of the Lancool cases (K56, K7, or K58). The K62 is cool, but I think I am going to go windowless. My goal is to have a sleek, relatively quiet case that can be used for future builds (whatever those may be).

The K56 has 120mm front intake and 120mm rear exhaust. The K7 has 2x120mm front intake and 120mm rear exhaust. The K58 has 140mm front intake, 120mm rear exhaust, and 2x140mm top exhaust.

Questions:

Does the K56 has enough cooling with 2 fans for a mid-level gaming rig? Is a case like this too limiting for future builds?

Would the additional 2x140mm top fans on the K58 dramatically increase the noise level? Or would the additional noise produced be inaudible over other system noises?

Finally, if anybody has any general thoughts on these cases in regards to the noise-cooling spectrum I would love to hear them.

Thanks in advance.


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April 28, 2010 3:32:06 PM

It should but it also depends on the parts you intend to put in it.

Is the case too limiting for future? Depends on what parts you intend to put in there and their heat output.

The generic answer: most likely no. It's got enough cooling.


With lancool, I would hazard a guess at no. But you can look up the cases on their site to determine the noise level in db. My case, the antec 300, I looked in the manual that I downloaded from the site and it had a chart listing the db level for various fan speeds.
Or would the additional noise produced be inaudible over other system noises? Again, depends on the parts and models you intend to put in your computer.

How much noise is too much for you?
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