Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

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Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by valnar » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:00 am

Is there a nice small Micro-ATX case similar to the discontinued Antec NSK3480? It seems Antec doesn't have anything in it's lineup that is just as good, so another manufacturer?

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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by NeilBlanchard » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:35 am

There are similar cases, but most do not have any front drive bays, or have one optical bay. I would recommend Fractal Design - they have several. What size motherboard, and what video are you planning on using?
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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by valnar » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:05 am

Basically a similar design, although one external 5.25" would be sufficient. micro-atx board, probably low-powered external video. Nothing hot, heavy for gaming.

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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by quest_for_silence » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:26 am

valnar wrote:Basically a similar design, although one external 5.25" would be sufficient. micro-atx board, probably low-powered external video. Nothing hot, heavy for gaming.
The Silverstone KL-06 might be a viable option.
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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by valnar » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:11 pm

I bought the Fractal Design Core 1100. It was a perfect recommendation. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by Vicotnik » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:25 pm

Fractal Design Core 1100 is the best cheap case I've used. But it is a cheap one. The Antec NSK 3480 is much more solid. That said, if it's a simple system it will do the job.

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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by valnar » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:36 pm

Well, I didn't want it THAT cheap. It's for my new main rig. Is there a better one? I haven't received it yet....

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Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Post by Vicotnik » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Well, the Antec NSK 3480 is 8.1 kg and the Fractal Design Core 1100 is 3.8 kg for one thing. The build quality of the NSK 3480 is very solid. The Core 1100 is like I said not a bad case, but the build quality is not the same.
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