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 Post subject: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:46 am 
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I need a PC to record, store and watch TV, movies etc.

I have already chosen these parts:

Core i3-4130 or i3-4130T
Gigabyte H87M-D3H
G-Skill RipJaws 4GB kit CL7
Crucial M500 120GB SSD
2 x WD Green 2TB
be quiet! Pure Power L8 300w

I need an affordable and quiet case to accommodate these + two more 3.5" HDDs.

Been thinking Silencio 550 but it's quite big and maybe bit overkill.

Are there any other cases which won't vibrate too much with 4 3.5"s?

Components are quite low power so it should be cool and quiet...


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:17 am 
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Thanks.

I'm still interested more about cases.

Are Silencio 352, Aerocool DS or QS200 good with multiple HDDs?


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
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What about a Fractal Design Define Mini?

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:49 am 
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Abula wrote:
What about a Fractal Design Define Mini?


Yes it's one solution but it's not that mini and costs more than Silencio 550.

Any ideas for case which don't rattle with more HDDs?

One idea could be using 5.25" slots. Which is the smallest with most of those?


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:39 am 
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quiet case wrote:
I'm still interested more about cases.

Are Silencio 352, Aerocool DS or QS200 good with multiple HDDs?


The QS200 is definitely not so good with multiple HDDs, IMO.

What about the Fractal Design Node 304 (you would need a different motherboard, indeed)?

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended quiet case for HTPC/TV use?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:36 am 
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quest_for_silence wrote:
quiet case wrote:
I'm still interested more about cases.

Are Silencio 352, Aerocool DS or QS200 good with multiple HDDs?


The QS200 is definitely not so good with multiple HDDs, IMO.

What about the Fractal Design Node 304 (you would need a different motherboard, indeed)?


Thanks for info and recommendation! After reading the review of Node, it seems perfect for me. Quiet with space for 6 HDDs and costs about the same as 550. Fantastic.. :)


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