Need a "silent" case that will fit Corsair H50

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Need a "silent" case that will fit Corsair H50

Post by damian » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:01 pm

I might be building a Core I5/7 build in the coming months but this time I want total silence. The problem i feel i will encounter though is heat.Since the new Lynnfield do reach high temperatures, I am thinking of buying the new Corsair WC kit.

I have read good things about Antecs P1** series of cases and seem to well regarded here in SPCR. Thing is, there are quite a few of these cases, and I dont know which one to choose/would best suit me.

If there are any other cases that are more silent than the Antecs and will fit the Corsair H50 let me know.


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Post by Lt_Dan » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:07 pm

actually, most of the new chips need less voltage.

most of new cases from top companyies have setup for WC.

how much money do you want to spend? what are your requirements beside WC?

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Post by damian » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:46 pm

I do not want to spend more than $150 would prefer if it was lower than that tough.

Only requirements I have is that the Corsair WC system fit, and is silent. Having air filters would be nice too since i don't plan on upgrading for a while, which means i won't be changing parts around like usual (which also means dust might collect over time)

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Post by JamieG » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:25 pm

Absolute silence using the Corsair H50 (which has a 1600rpm fan from memory) doesn't sound quite achievable to me but YMMV.

Other than a Core i5 or i7 CPU and mobo, what other components are you going to use? Is it going to be a gaming system with 1 or 2 high end graphics cards? Are you going to have a lot of HDDs? Or will your PC just be for more general use with a low power graphics card and maybe an SSD for the OS and a 5400rpm HDD for storage?

Anyway, the P18x series from Antec isn't a bad idea.

Because you want to use the Corsair H50, that will take up the rear exhaust position. This means you need a case with another exhaust fan. The P18x series cases have the top exhaust fan which would serve to extract heat from the rest of your system.

The P180 Mini, if you can live with a mATX motherboard, has a top 200mm fan, which would work quite well for a decent gaming system but would be a little louder.

For a gaming system, the most open P183 (full ATX) might be a bit better than its previous incarnation, the P182, which is a little more closed off - this could suit a lower powered full ATX system though.

I wouldn't recommend anything from the Antec Solo (P150) or Sonata ranges, as they only have the single rear exhaust fan - which would be needed for the H50.

If the rest of your parts are very quiet/passive (eg SSD, passive graphics card) you could try something more open like the Antec 300, which has a top 140mm exhaust in addition to the usual 120mm exhaust for the H50 to be mounted on, or the Lancool K60 which has a pretty open front and two top mounted 140mm fans.

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