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CM 690 II VS Antec P280 VS Fractal Design Define R3

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February 14, 2012 2:01:43 PM

Hello everyone,
I know it's not a very fair comparison, but I dont know what would be the best for me since I am going with a pretty hot build and want silence...
My specs are: intel i5 2500K
Scythe Mugen 3
Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3
2X Gigabyte GTX560 Ti Ultra Durable
Antec High Current 750w
What case would be better considering I am going to overclock the CPU to 4.0 GHz and maybe the graphics cards in the future?
I dont really care about the price (but in the range of the cases that I think about)
a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2012 2:09:27 PM

R3 has both features,low noise and high airflow.no doubt go with R3.no offence to others :) 
February 14, 2012 2:15:20 PM

No doubt, but from the reviews i have seen the Antec P280 has more space...
Also, wouldnt the system be too hot in the case? remember,its two GTX560Ti
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a c 274 ) Power supply
February 14, 2012 2:16:08 PM

Well i can tell you for sure the CM690II is not a silent case i have one.
Not in the same category as the other cases you're considering(which have sound reduction panels.)
Antec P280 - 3 included fans and lots of space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65170&vpn=P280&manufac... = free shipping!
Biggest complaint with Fractal cases is the included fans are underpowered.
Antec been at this game the longest and the P280 shows it.
Ability to add 4 more 120mm fans = 2 front intakes and two hdd cage mounts.
February 14, 2012 2:20:17 PM

davcon, I have read this - http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Product-Quali... review but I dont know if the temps which the Antec P280 shows are good and if there are better cases for my need.
Henestly I dont really know what I want, the only thing I know is that it has to handle the GPU's very well and be pretty silent...
So what slient Mid tower for SLI would you guys advice me?
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