Looking for some case upgrade advance. The owner of the PC is a Part Time Gamer, Part time Developer and wants something much more silent and if possible less dust filled.
Current PC: Older Antec with a TP-550PSU
Has a Gigabyte Motherboard w/ 4HDDs, an LG DVD+RW Drive, a Q9550 w/ stock HSF and a HD6970 GPU
Component Upgrades: Corsair HX650W PSU w/ a i7-2600k, 8GB DDR3 Ram, a Gigabyte Z68 Mbd, the 4 HDDs, a LG Blu-ray burner, and the HD6970.
What I'm looking for is a sufficient case, considering that there are no other needed upgrades (actually trying to get him down to 2 HDDs + an SSD). The budget is rather open, so the default fans can be swapped and water cooling is definitely doable.
Anyone have an good suggestions on how to provide sufficient cooling for the i7-2600k and HD6970?
The first step in building a silent system is to pick silent components. Your PSU, your graphics card (which can make a lot of noise), your CPU cooler and the case fans. If money isn't a problem you should choose of every component the most silent one or fit it with after market upgrades which make it more silent. On SPCR there is a separate watercooling section (viewforum.php?f=21
). You should check it out
. Personally I have no idea about watercooling, but before selecting a case I would do some research on the subject.