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Help choosing a case! Or is the one I chose good?

I_am_really_a_pancake

60 months ago

So this is my current build. I'm trying to prioritize silence. So I looked at the fractal design define r4 which has soundproofing and I think that feature sounds amazing. However I simply cannot buy it because I will place my computer in a position where I wont be able to open the front door. Atm I've picked the Zalman Z9 U3 which I LOVE the look of. I plan to replace all of the fans. But I was wondering if this case will be quiet? If not, anyone know of a case with a side viewing window and sound proofing?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £244.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 113.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £45.59 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £135.70 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £71.35 @ Dabs
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £132.95 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.39 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card £469.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £43.20 @ Kustom PCs
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £113.98 @ Dabs
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £13.15 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £72.35 @ Aria PC
Mouse Gigabyte GM-M8000X Wired Laser Mouse £40.98 @ Amazon UK
Other Speedlink UK Layout Parthica Core LED Illumination Gaming Keyboard - Black £40.00
Other LED Controller £30.00
Other Blue LED's Behind Monitor £10.00
Other Fan Controller £40.00
Other Trust Tytan 2.1 jizztastic speakers (might get Soundsticks III) £70.00
Other Cougar CFD12HBB (Buy 4, might have to look around a bit to find them) £50.00
Other WAIT FOR BETTER G-SYNC MONITORS £330.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1994.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-25 23:39 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

At that price you might also want to look at the Corsair 230t for a bit more money. If you can splurge some more, look at the amazing Phanteks Enthoo Pro. I have it and it is an awesome case, great to build in and looks good too.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it silent?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The Enthoo Pro is darn quiet. Can't judge the 230t.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the z9 and i HATE it

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, why?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

almost completely made of plastic, terrible cable management potential, it looks horrendous in my opinion, and overall i just dont like it

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