Originally Posted by bjterry62
The Coolermaster has a front 120 and a rear 120 running at 800 rpm which should be pretty quiet. With one pulling and one pushing, you have continued flow through the proper hardware sections.
The Silverstone has 2 80s on the rear and a 120 mount on the back right side and a couple of mounts in the front that can use 80s or 92s. Without adding any fans, the 2 80s will run you negative pressure in the case and draw air in through all the openings. This may or may not give you the airflow you need. I would probably add a 92 up front to make sure the hdds get the cooling they need. Your cooling needs depends greatly on what hardware you're using.
I am not that worried about heat. I will run a G630 CPU, probably stock intel cooler - with 8GB G.Skill 1600mhz DDR3 PC12800 and on Asrock or Asus Z68 or Z77 Motherboard.
No overclock. Pure HTPC only for a bedroom. No hard drives. A single 120GB SSD only.
Looking for a very quiet PC.
I plan to set the bios so the fans run slow... and it tolerates a bit extra heat before it starts speeding up.
I like the Asus because you can control the fan profile, speed RPM, and temp...
very cool new feature on the Z77.
Short term I will run an Asrock H61... but I have a plan for that when I get the new board.
I just need a case I can keep for a while... for pure HTPC in bedroom with no lights or sound.
I am interested in the SILENCIO. It looks like a winner.
I won't get the silverstone.
I always hated them. They are overpriced.
Also- that postive air pressure BS is crap.
Push pull works better.
You don't need fast fans. You just need enough... working as a team to create air flow.
I would take double fans , push pull.. at slower RPM any day.
Quieter and they move more air.
Thanks for you input.