I'm looking at either buying a new 550d or modding an antec300.
I was wodnering whether modding it will yield a good enough silence performance? if not then I'll just get a new case.
here's a case mod on youtube of the antec 300.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aYsZzI1aMQ
If i choose the mod route I will need to buy a dremel and various noise dampening materials, it could cost me around £60. ($90) all in all. But I guess the dremel would be an investment and not a sunk cost.
Do you want to spend a bunch of time and money in a mediocre case to silence it?
If so, buy the 300 and mod it.
If not, buy a 550D or R3 or P280 and spend the money and time you saved from modding to buy good fans and a fan controller.