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Quiet Case?

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March 30, 2012 2:18:48 AM

Which of these would be a quiet computer?

Corsair 600T Or NZXT Switch 810?

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a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2012 4:37:16 AM

Neither of them is really supposed to be used for a quiet PC.

After all noise comes from fans. Fans can be controlled. I'd say they are pretty equally capable of being a quiet system with some time spent on it.

However, the 600T already has a fan control on board, the Switch does not. NZXT builts really nice looking, quality fan controls to fix this. :) 
a c 111 ) Power supply
March 30, 2012 5:07:36 AM

NZXT Switch 810 is quieter, though if you are looking for quietness, get the Fractal Design XL
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a b ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 7:07:24 AM

any case can be a 'quiet case' with silent fans!i would go with switch and quality fans!

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March 31, 2012 4:39:03 PM

I've been looking around for the same kind of thing! The thing is that most noise (from what I gathered) doesn't necessarily come from CASE fans.. but GPU and/or CPU fans. A stock CPU fan doesn't give a lot of noise (I think), but from your budget, I'm assuming you're overclocking and have a non-stock fan. Silent case fans are generally helpful, but not if the case has a bunch of holes all over the place that allow the GPU fans to emit a lot of noise that gets through.

To solve that problem, I've seen quite a few cases with foam padding on the inside. While that may be excessive, (Fractal R3) a good idea would be to get a case that doesn't have many holes (except for the ones necessary for airflow). Commonly, a lot of noise comes out of unused fan mounts. The R3 solves this problem by covering unused fan mounts. It apparently has fairly good airflow, as well.
a c 158 ) Power supply
March 31, 2012 5:10:15 PM

The Corsiar 550D also covers unused fan mounts and uses noise reducing material to line the cover.
March 31, 2012 5:19:00 PM

Woops.. my bad. Then get the Corsair.They're a better company imo in general.
March 31, 2012 11:00:34 PM

Best answer selected by CapperDom.