I'm planning a new Mini-ITX home server computer build. It should be quite compact and have space for about 4 hard drives. I'm looking for something like the Lian Li PC-Q18
. However, I wonder if there is any alternative that have some kind of suspensions or noise dampening mountings for the hard drives? I'd like to minimize the noise that propagates from the HDs to the computer case, since that often is one of the biggest noise sources bases on my past experiences. So do you know is there is any computer case that has a solution for that?
Also, finally I wonder if it's a good idea to have a computer case with ventilation holes (e.g. as the Lian Li PC-Q18)? I understand that it means the ventilation will be better since hot air can travel out of the case. But doesn't it also mean that noise coming from inside the case will travel through the ventilation holes?