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Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:00 AM
Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:33 PM
Edited by garmanma, 17 January 2009 - 12:36 PM.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:44 AM
Thanks DJB: I build HTPC's for customers privately, the ads for this Mini Tower claim it will fit graphics cards easily, I may take it back and trade it in on a full tower. Fans make noise, this is the enemy of Audiophile types. Quiet is King. Can you advise as to a Quiet case?
Mini towers are great for home theater PC's but not much else. They also have heat dissipation issues. They are also smaller than a mid tower. Some graphics cards have issues being installed in a mid tower. If the GPU can barely fit into a mid tower, it won't in a mini.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:36 PM
Edited by DJBPace07, 18 January 2009 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:02 AM
Thanks alot, I like the CPU fans, my customers thank you too,Alan
The website, SilentPC, have reviews and suggestions surrounding silent or quiet computing. The Antec P182 gets high marks for quiet computing, as does Antec Sonata Plus. Those two cases are mid-towers. Quiet computing is only as good as the loudest component, if you're not a gamer, a silent GPU would be good. Unfortunately, a GPU without a fan can get hot very quickly so good case airflow is vital. Also, CPU fans should not be stock if you want a quiet case. The XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 and the ZEROtherm ZEN FZ120 get good reviews.
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