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quiet rack mount computer case

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MightyMilk, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. MightyMilk

    MightyMilk Guest

    i ordered a new computer, and i'm wanna use the hardware in my old one for my DAW

    specs:
    3.2 ghz p4
    abit ic7-g mobo
    2gigs corsair twinx dual chan ram
    delta 1010 host card
    60 gig 250 gig ide hd's
    antec 300 watt ps
    ati x850xt vid card
    plextor dvd-rw

    anyone have suggestions for a nice quiet rack mount case? or maybe a quality case and i could just upgrade to real good (quiet) fans?
     
  2. Antec Take 4 (studio series) might do the job for you

    http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=94004
     
  3. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    In my opinion the case makes less difference than the CPU fan.

    If you buy a quiet cpu fan your box will be quieter.

    Adding rubber groments under your hard drives will reduce some vibration transfer to the case too.

    Case fans should be large and slow to reduce noise.

    CD/DVD drives will almost always have noise when there motors are running.

    Adding a fanless video card, helps elminate one more noise source.

    Adding sound foam insulation is a BAD idea, it helps trap heat in the PC and cooks your CPU faster.
     
  4. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    Rack mount case IS *KING HEAVY! REALLY *KING HEAVY. I bought one and then decided it would be easier to connect delta 1010 cable every time than carry that sob. Just get a mini ATX case with handle on top.
     

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