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Need a silent mid-tower with good airflow

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July 19, 2010 8:35:48 AM

Hello,
I need a new mid-tower case for my new build. It has to have good airflow, because I will be OC'ing. I also has to be silent. By silent not only do I mean silent fans, I also want sound dampening materials like rubber around side panel and HDD mounting to prevent vibrations.
The rest of my system is:

Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E
CPU: Intel i5-750
Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B + Akasa Viper fan
VGA: MSI R5850 Twin Frozr II
RAM: 2x2GB Kingston 1600 CL9
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 64Mb SataIII
PSU: Chieftec CFT-750-14CS


I don't need a Christmas tree in my room, the case should be simple looking, preferably with no leds(or at least I could control them and turn off)
Currently I'm considering a Thermaltake Element S. Any better ideas?
Please discuss
a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2010 8:54:40 AM

Problem 1-a is that yyou are considering a 5850 over a GTX460. Easy choice, get a GTX460 1gb model!
a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2010 8:58:16 AM

latest p180/2/3 quiet, not slient but very very quiet.
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July 19, 2010 11:42:07 AM

The Coolermaster HAF 922 is a very nice mid-tower with huge fans for plenty of airflow and is also pretty quiet. Chances are the loudest component is going to be the gpu, whether nVidia or ATI.

If you opt for the GX460, certainly get the 1GB model as opposed to the 768MB model as the 5850 is a better option, according to the reviews.
July 19, 2010 11:52:21 AM

algis87 said:
Hello,
I need a new mid-tower case for my new build. It has to have good airflow, because I will be OC'ing. I also has to be silent. By silent not only do I mean silent fans, I also want sound dampening materials like rubber around side panel and HDD mounting to prevent vibrations.


You will find no case that is silent while offering good airflow to help with overclocking, you may find some that are more or less quiet, but silent, no.

Possible options for you could be the 18x as already mentioned by 13hmonkey, another could be the Cooler Master Cosmos.
July 19, 2010 1:02:43 PM

If you want a 5850 try the asus hd 5850 directcu, people say it is quiet and great for overclocking. The gtx 460 is also a great overclocker and it is quiet.
I would go for the asus hd 5850, it is already overclocked.
July 19, 2010 2:46:10 PM

If money isn't a big issue, the Fortress 2 is pretty damn quiet while being good looking, and one of the best airflow cases around
July 19, 2010 3:07:08 PM

Please do not discuss about my gpu or any other component. I already have them.
I wouldn't want to spend more than $130 (element s price) on a case. Does anyone have an element s? How is it? I saw a few reviews of it and I really like it. Maybe you can recommend something different up to $130?
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