Hi all. A couple years ago I did a build using an Antec Mini P180 case and a Seasonic X-560 Gold PSU, based primarily upon information on this site. I've been very happy with it -- it is the quietest computer I have ever used. If the PSU fan has ever run at all, I have never been aware of it (I certainly can't hear it).
Time for a new build (primarily business machine, no gaming, no high end graphics needed, no huge space requirements), and the first decision is the case [although I should add that I've already bought a Seasonic X-650 Gold PSU because of an exceptional sale price, and again, I don't expect the fan to run much, if at all, so for my purposes it can be considered fanless
Since there hasn't been any recent additions to the Recommended List for cases, I thought I'd ask if the Mini P180 is still a good choice, or if it has been bettered by other (newer?) cases?
Specifically, there seems to be differing opinions on whether a bottom-psu case like the P180 is better with a fanless, or traditional psu.
Or put another way, would a fanless psu be better in a bottom-mount case like the P180, or in a traditional top-mount (possibly vented) case, like the Solo II?