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Antec P280 or Fractal Desing R3 or Antec SOLO II for work?

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January 30, 2012 7:23:06 AM


Im about to buy new computer at my work and the hardware Im intend to use is this :

Intel Core i7 2600K 3,4GHz
Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) CL9 1600Mhz VENGEANCE
Optiarc AD-7280S SATA
Thermalright HR-02 Macho
Fractal Design Tesla 550W 80+
Samsung SSD 830-Series 128GB NB
1TB Western Digital Caviar Green

There is no graphic card as you can see, my thought is to let the built in GPU handle my Two displays at 1920x1200 (I hope that works?).

Now Im looking for the most sound isolated case and these seems to be okay.

Antec P280
Fractal Desing R3

Witch one should I choose for this build?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2012 8:27:24 AM

Antec P280
January 30, 2012 10:12:24 AM

Antec P280 has more room, provides noise dampers and good ventilation!
Even better, it has 270-degree door that can swing right against the side and provides dust filters.

Second, this case has screwless retention mechanism and vibration reduction (rubber grommets) for your hard drive / ssd.

Go for P280!!! :D 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2012 11:03:53 AM

One vote for Fractal :D 
February 7, 2012 3:12:36 PM

FinneousPJ said:
One vote for Fractal :D 

What are your reasons for picking the Fractal?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 7, 2012 3:27:40 PM

I own the Define XL and it's by far the best case I've had. The sound insulation is good and the overall build quality is great too. It has a distinctive, sophisticated look.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
February 7, 2012 5:24:35 PM

antec P280
February 8, 2012 12:08:45 AM

Well I tossed a coin and came up with the R3...picked it up for $115 from NCIX...only $10 cheaper than the P280 on Amazon. I'm only running one GPU and couldn't justify the much larger footprint of the P280. I also like how the front panel ports are on top of the case instead of on the front since my tower will be on the ground. Either way, I don't think you could go wrong with either case.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2012 8:19:26 AM

Pictures? :)