Quiet Case

dBTelos

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What I'm looking for:

- No Side Window
- Really Quiet
- 120mm Intake and 120mm Exhaust
- Under $150 although cheaper is prefered
- Black in color
- Fits fan controllers well, and can still use the above and bottom drive bays.
- Mid Tower
Edit: Also, don't want the P180 because my PSU cables may not fit and will restrict air flow.

Also, quiet 120mm fan, that will be used with fan controller so no need for multi speed fan.
 

RallyMaster

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Cooler Master Centurion 534, Centurion 532, Mystique 631 (there is a black one...I've seen it somewhere), LIAN-LI PC-7B
 

aigomorla

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looks like the perfect candidate for you would be the lian li PC-60B. That would probably be the best case in the class and catigory you are asking for.

Lian Li makes one of the best cases in the world and people that all used them rarely go away from them. I have one and the build and quality is almost second to none.
 

dBTelos

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Does the LL PC-7 Plus support m-ATX motherboards? I don't like that it has a spot on top of the case for a fan.....
 

RallyMaster

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looks at the mounting holes. if you're looking for mATX, why not get a Cooler Master Centurion 541?
 

dBTelos

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"why not get a Cooler Master Centurion 541?"

80mm exahust, not enough drive bays, doesn't look as cool as the Lian Li ;)
 

dBTelos

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I didn't say that I don't like the Lian Li case, in fact I love it. I just had a few questions on it. Does it support m-ATX motherboars? and can you insulate or fill out the top fan spot?
 

996GT2

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In 99% of all cases a newer ATX case will support a M-ATX mobo. And yes "filling out" the top fan slot is not hard. Just attach a plastic plate under it if you do not want to use it.
 

RallyMaster

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I would actually put a red LED fan there so it looks like a volcano erupting...but that's just me getting creative and going overboard.
 

Rockhound1

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I like the Antec Sonata Series. Clean, simple, and quiet. I have read some good stuff about the Antec P150 and P180.
 

EagleEye

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Unless you had other complaints about the P180, I would suggest it.

A P180B + cable extenders for your PSU would give the quietest/ coolest case possible. Is it just the 24 pin/ p4 cable, or are the molex connectors short too?
 

pkme2

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I have two PC-60s and one PC-7.
The construction and quality are why I got them.
You may want to check the Lian-Li website and the illustrated versions.
 

One43637

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Antec Sonata, Sonata II.

with a Seasonic S12 600w, the only cable i had to buy an extension for when i mounted it in my P180 is the 4 pin motherboard. the only reason i had to buy an extension is because i routed that cable around the motherboard so that i don't have a bunch of cables running through the middle of my mobo.

what PSU do you have?
 

currybreakfast

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I have a P180. Its a very nice case with a good layout. I was a bit dissapointed with the noise proofing tho. I have a +2800 athlon with stock HSF and an Albatron KX18D PROii with a slightly noisy NB fan and the case does dampen the noise a bit, but not a lot. Also a problem with the front door bulging in the middle if not locked for more than a couple days :p
 

Bobthelost

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Originally posted by: currybreakfast
I have a P180. Its a very nice case with a good layout. I was a bit dissapointed with the noise proofing tho. I have a +2800 athlon with stock HSF and an Albatron KX18D PROii with a slightly noisy NB fan and the case does dampen the noise a bit, but not a lot. Also a problem with the front door bulging in the middle if not locked for more than a couple days :p

For the door drop antec tech support an email and they'll send you a new one.
 

Bobthelost

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The only numbers i can find for cable lengths are for a the X-finity model which are about 1-2" longer than the ones for the older seasonic s12s. Which mean they are long enough. Of course this doesn't mean that the V serries PSU will stretch, but i'd give it good odds.

(Avoiding my dislike/distrust of ultra for now)