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COMPUTER CASE QUESTION?


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What is the best (for the price) Mid Tower with the most efficent cooling system that is also quiet?
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How long is a piece of string.

At the moment my preferance would be towards the antec sonata II for a case that would fulfill those criteria.
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ok thanks!
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How long is a piece of string.

hehehehehehehehhe
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are you looking to build your own.. or buy a prebuilt? i recomend this company BioTechnix.. they are amazing. Their business number is 718 473 2111... you should definately give them a call... they did my computer and it is exactly what i asked for and it was soo cheap.
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ive built the computer but i need a better case i think

its so loud compared to my dell...its rediculous
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well...that probably wouldn't be the case..the noise comes from your fans and drives....
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Im pretty sure its my Hard Drive....I screwed in a hard drive fan though underneath it to cool it down but it didnt help much

any other advice?
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Gel mounts, make sure everything is screwed in securly but not to tightly.
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what is a gell mount?
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Acoustic baffling,place tower on the floor to isolate it from other sources of vibration(carpet is good),make
simple baffling from common items ie;flattened egg cartons,bubble wrap,card board or wall insulation etc.
A healthy drive is a silent drive.Try using a 'stethoscope' to isolate the noise source(a screwdriver held against case & your ear)move it around case to the noisiest spot.Only noise should be the fans,some are quieter than
others.Hard drives do not make an audible noise,one loose component can sound like a can of nickels on the move.Tighten everything down,make an effort to isolate all components from the case/chassis,use gaskets
made of auto gasket material,put rubber grommets under all screws.6 computers going here in 1 room-I
can't hear anything except fan hum.
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Antec Sonata II and the Antec P180 are probably the quietest out there atm.
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Gell mounts come in two vareities proper mounts which are like pull throughs and you use them to attach fans instead of screws(antec make great ones but for the life of me i cant find a supplier with them in stock) and you get the basic kind that are like washers.

I aslo wouldnt put cardboard or carpet in your system unless you like house fires, they make special foam for computers but they severley reduce airflow, if your fans are to noisey a fan controler can help with that.
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