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Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 4:16 am
by Tilltech
For example, given these 3 cases:
  • Silverstone RL06
  • Pure Base 500
  • Pure Base 500DX
Which one would you pick? Only Pure Base 500 is specifically designed for silence.
However, the higher the temps the more noise from fans will take place.

Perhaps replacing all Silverstone RL06 fans with Silent Wings 3 would yield the best result?

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:37 am
by Abula
Tilltech wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:16 am
For example, given these 3 cases:
  • Silverstone RL06
  • Pure Base 500
  • Pure Base 500DX
Which one would you pick? Only Pure Base 500 is specifically designed for silence.
However, the higher the temps the more noise from fans will take place.
Out of the list you posted, I would take the Pure Base 500DX, has gotten good reviews. But I would consider also the Phanteks Eclipse P600S, really nice case that can be open up to achieve better airflow, to me its the case that i would build.
Tilltech wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:16 am
Perhaps replacing all Silverstone RL06 fans with Silent Wings 3 would yield the best result?
Imo the best would be to replace them with Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM, although changing the fans would end up more expensive than the case itself.

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
by Tilltech
Phanteks has indeed some very interesting cases.
After looking into them, I'm waiting to see what P500A will bring, it should come in June.

Re: Should airflow be prioritized with cases?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 5:54 am
by Abula
Tilltech wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Phanteks has indeed some very interesting cases.
After looking into them, I'm waiting to see what P500A will bring, it should come in June.
While this is not the P500A, a review just came up, maybe it interest you, Phanteks P300A Cheap Airflow Case Review: Thermals, Extra Fan Tests, & Noise