What case for a quiet build?

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Which case for a modern, clean, quiet computer.

  1. Corsair 600Q

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  2. Fractal R5

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I am looking for a case with a modern, clean design.

    Has to have room for at least one optical bay as I do video work and burn DVDs and Blu-Rays.
     
  2. hemon macrumors regular

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    Definitely: Fractal R5 or Fractal Define S (which I have and prefer).
    I spent a lot time with this question on Internet for my build.
     
  3. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I use a BeQuiet Silent Base 800 but the case is not the only thing to think about when it comes to quiet computing.
     
  4. Mikael H macrumors 6502

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    Like @hemon I run a Fractal Design Define S case. Make sure you can control fan rpm (but keep an eye on the temps). The single biggest improvement in noise level for me was switching to a (voltage regulated) Noctua fan on the CPU cooler tower. Now I'm just hating the stock cooler on my graphics card.
     
  5. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    For sure looking at the R5. Does anybody see the Titanium in person? How.does it compare to just the black?
     
  6. hemon macrumors regular

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    Thank you!

    I control the RPM over the motherboard (GA-Z97X-UD5H) and I have the Dark Rock Pro 3 for the CPU. The temps are very good: max. 64c @100%. With also the GPU at 100% (MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X) the noise level is very, very, low; I can hardly hear anything!
     
  7. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Use quality fans like Noctuas to keep the system quiet.
     
  8. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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