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Quiet case for < $120?

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July 24, 2012 6:24:53 PM

I need a sturdy and QUIET case with good ventilation and cooling, no noisy fans for the following system:

i7-3770k on ASUS P8Z77-V Pro. Need the following bays: 1x SSD drive, 1x BLUE-RAY DVD burner, 1x 3.5 HDD. If the case has a couple of extra bays, no problem.
Video: no video at the moment (maybe a GTX 550 Ti or similar, I'm not a gamer). I may consider buying a video card.

Any recommendations? Quiet with good air cooling fans (this might be a challenge), and the sturdy, but I don't want a tank either :) 

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a c 80 ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 7:33:05 PM

COOLER MASTER Silencio 550 RC-550-KKN1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additional fans of the same type can be added if needed and the fans are 800rpm silent fans with sound dampening on the side and front panels. No picture yet but it looks like it fits your criteria.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one could also work for your quiet operation requirement because I have the Cooler Master HAF-X and it has the 200mm and 230mm fans and the reason I say it fits the quiet operation is because I have water cooling and so there are no small fans on the video cards and just the big fans in the case ( three of them) , the thing with the big fans is that they move a lot of air but they don't spin at the fast rpms like the small fans so they are actually quieter then the small fans. The small fans make a lot of noise because they spin at high rpms to move the air and create more noise. These big fans are pretty quiet.
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a c 80 ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 7:34:18 PM

One thing you can do is add a fan controller so you can adjust the individual fans and keep it even quieter.
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July 24, 2012 10:32:27 PM

Will your budget not stretch to this little beauty ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.corsair.com/obsidian-series-550d-mid-tower-q...








If it will then it comes hugely recommended.
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July 25, 2012 12:54:56 AM

Hi uther39,

Thanks for the suggestion. I was considering Corsair 650D, and yes my budget will reach up to $150 even a little more.

Is 550D better than 650D?
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July 25, 2012 12:56:27 AM

Thank you inzone!

There is a FRYS near my house and I will check out the HAF 922 to see how big it is. It seem pretty bulky but I will check it out.
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July 25, 2012 1:58:07 AM

Fractal Design Define R4!
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July 25, 2012 8:04:25 AM

The 550D is the quiter of those 2 cases compared with the 650d so id defo go with the 550d, the R4 as muffin said is a good choice too, but i prefer the looks of the 550d, its a personal fav of mine.
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August 4, 2012 2:20:12 AM

Best answer selected by PC420.
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August 4, 2012 9:20:43 AM

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