Which case is better for building a quiet computer? Aluminum or Steel?

zxczxc

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What advantages does an aluminum case have over a steel case? I'm wondering if aluminum cases are not for building a quiet computer since they generally have thinner sheets than steel cases?
 

Mday

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steel. AL is light, and will shake more. you'll want one with a plastic casing to minimize noise.
 

ScrapSilicon

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Which case is better for building a quiet computer? Aluminum or Steel?
varies according to contents of said computer..my personal one..Aluminum cheapo have had thru 4 mobo/proc combos and numerous other parts. Current resident : Epox 8k5a2+/1800+ TBred B @2000+ w/ a GC68 stock 80mm spinning at 2445rpm(current cpu temp 35c),GF4ti4200 stock fan spinning, and the 400w psu fan spinning. Room a/c and ionizer/fan are louder.
When those 2 items are off...its very quiet in here. :)