- Antec Solo II appears to be preffered case in this thread, (+ I don't like Fractal Design Define R3) - what are the good silent CPU coolers you would recommend with this case? Which fans to use with this case?
- Vicotnik, which Z77 board did you have in mind when "replacing" the Z68 one listed here?
For a silent CPU cooler I would recommend the Scythe Mugen 3. Relatively cheap, and the Mugen 2 showed great thermal performance and the stock fan was great! The fan on the Mugen 3 seems to be the same. With good pwm control it can run as low as 300 rpm! The stock fan of the Antec Solo II is great as it is, but you have the option to add two 120 mm front fans. If you choose to do so, I'd recommend a Scythe SlipStream 500 rpm (500 rpm is virtually silent). SlipStreams are usually cheap, and they have are well-regarded here at SPCR. Also consider a SlipStream 800 rpm, which could be controlled by the motherboard. The reason I'm not recommending a Nexus Real Silent 120 mm fan is that this fan has a starting voltage that is a bit too high. SlipStreams, however, are known to have really low starting voltages, allowing you to run them at very low speeds.
I would couple it with an ASUS P8Z77-V. It has FanXpert 2 which is a great program for fan controlling, and it can control 3 chassis fans and 1 CPU fan.