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Case Basics & Recommendations

Cases|Damping | Reference|Recommended
Our reference article about cool & quiet computer cases, updated June 29, 1015. For those eager to peruse the recommended lists immediately, they are on page five.

Antec Signature S10: A Second Coming?

Cases|Damping
The Signature S10 may mark a dramatic resurgence in the PC market for Antec. This beast of a tower features thick aluminum side doors, a separate drive compartment to improve cooling, and a lofty $499 price.

Gigabyte X99-UD4P Haswell-E Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The Gigabyte X99-UD4P is a high-end E-ATX LGA2011-v3 motherboard with 4-way SLI/CrossFire support, a healthy number of storage options, and an eclectic set of lighting effects, all at a relatively modest price.

Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC

Complete|Mobile Systems
Employing a 7.5W Bay Trail SoC and a bulky NUC chassis, Logic Supply's latest fanless PC is an energy efficient yet rugged machine well-suited for industrial/commercial applications.

Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget

Cases|Damping
The Antec P100 is a slimmed down, budget version of the P280, an attempt to bring Performance One to the US$70 price-point.

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Mini Tower

Cases|Damping
The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX is a bulky mini-ITX tower with enthusiast grade features including support for thick 240/280 mm radiators, mounting points for a reservoir and pump, and a monstrous 200 mm front fan.

Fractal Design Define S Tower Case

Cases|Damping
The latest edition of Fractal Design's Define series takes the R5 and implements a more open airflow dynamic and improved watercooling compatibility.

Zalman Z11 Neo ATX Case

Cases|Damping
The Zalman Z11 Neo's unique look is part of a bold attempt to deliver most of the usual trappings of a modern ATX tower in an affordable yet attractive package.

Corsair Carbide 500R Performance Mid-Tower

Cases|Damping
Corsair's popular Carbide 500R is a prototypical performance case placing a heavy emphasis on compatibility and airflow. Critical to its success is a monstrous 20 cm side fan bathing the graphics card and other components in cool air from outside.

Zotac ZBOX CI321 Fanless Nano PC

Complete|Mobile Systems
The Zotac ZBOX CI321 Nano is not a speed king with a low speed Haswell-based Celeron processor but its built-in peripherals and fanless chassis make it a compelling budget barebones mini-PC.

BitFenix Pandora MicroATX Case

Cases|Damping
The BitFenix Pandora is a sleek and sexy aluminum-clad microATX tower with a refreshing design. It has the ambition and look of a high performance case but its dimensions prevent it from being a true powerhouse.

Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 ATX Tower

Cases|Damping
Be Quiet!'s first entry into the PC case market is a tall tower that like many others, attempts to combine elements of both quiet and performance chassis design into one.

Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Noise Review

Graphics Cards
The Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition that formed the heart of our Quiet SLI Gaming Guide had an excellent cooling solution with a surprising weakness: A high minimum fan speed. An updated BIOS that addresses the issue, so we take another look at its new and improved acoustics.

Cooler Master Silencio 652S Tower Case

Cases|Damping
The Silencio 652S is Cooler Master's latest take on the modern silent tower. It has the look of a quiet case combined with the versatility of a well-rounded model.

SilverStone Kublai KL05 Budget ATX Case

Cases|Damping
The SilverStone Kublai KL05 is an ATX tower that attempts to offset its budget build quality with a more substantial feature-set than competing low cost cases.