I think I've settled on a i5-750 chip with a gigabyte board and I'm trying to decided on a mid case. Can anyone recommend a simple, QUIET, NOT HEAVY, great cooling capability and inexpensive case that I can get? I've got a Thermaltake case and it is extremely heavy and sounds like an aircraft when running.
My buddy has one of those and for the airflow its damn near silent. Keep in mind that the case is a tad heavier than your run of the mill $50 tin can cases but well worth it.
If the aircraft sound that you speak up is fan noise then you can solve that by upgrading the fans. If the sound is airflow then there isn't much you can do besides lowering fan rpms which will affect cooling capacity or getting rid of any filter/modders mesh that might be adding to the noise. Keep in mind that this would make your computer case very dusty.