Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

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Alsilence
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Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

Post by Alsilence » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:03 pm

Wich one is "quieter" or at least virtually quieter?
I heard good things about fractal cases, but also bad things about the gp 14 fans.
So maybe the corsair is a better option due to the fans?
Another mainstream case for quieter as posible build?
Thank you.

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Re: Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

Post by CA_Steve » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:28 pm

What do you plan to put in it?
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Re: Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

Post by quest_for_silence » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:43 pm

Alsilence wrote:So maybe the corsair is a better option due to the fans?

Absolutely no (I mean, the fans are not better under any respect).

Alsilence wrote:Another mainstream case for quieter as posible build?

As said by Steve, it mostly depends of the build: BTW the Define C sports different fans (actually different bearing, long life sleeve vs plain sleeve) than Define S (X2 vs GP), so it should be different but YMMV.
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Re: Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

Post by Alsilence » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:05 am

Nothing special.
6700k+thermalright macho + msi 480.
I want a silent case for that.
I was looking for the fractal design s, wich is only at 70€, but just when i was going to buy it i read something about its "noisy" fans, i don´t know if its true.

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Re: Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

Post by quest_for_silence » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:18 am

Alsilence wrote:Nothing special.
6700k+thermalright macho + msi 480.
I want a silent case for that.
I was looking for the fractal design s, wich is only at 70€, but just when i was going to buy it i read something about its "noisy" fans, i don´t know if its true.

They are NOT noisy, in absolute terms: some silence-freak might say that they're quiet but not enough quiet, and that's all.

Besides, as said, the Corsair fans are NOT quieter than Fractal GPs; so, if those were your main options, personally I'd go for a Define S (or a Define C if it were not more expensive), rather than the Corsair 400, and give those fans a try: there's a chance you may be perfectly satisfied.
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Re: Fractal define s vs corsair q400.

Post by Alsilence » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:15 pm

quest_for_silence wrote:
Alsilence wrote:Nothing special.
6700k+thermalright macho + msi 480.
I want a silent case for that.
I was looking for the fractal design s, wich is only at 70€, but just when i was going to buy it i read something about its "noisy" fans, i don´t know if its true.

They are NOT noisy, in absolute terms: some silence-freak might say that they're quiet but not enough quiet, and that's all.

Besides, as said, the Corsair fans are NOT quieter than Fractal GPs; so, if those were your main options, personally I'd go for a Define S (or a Define C if it were not more expensive), rather than the Corsair 400, and give those fans a try: there's a chance you may be perfectly satisfied.

Could you recommend me another one appart from these?
Thank you.

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