Originally Posted by sloth0815
Hi there, sorry for this sidequestion but finally there is somebody who has this case. I was wondering about the noise from the casefans and the PSU. How do they compare to the Shuriken? Would be great if you could let me know.
(continuing the hijack)
The case is quiet. From three feat away you can hear the fans, but they're not intrusive (unlike the same sized fans in my Lian-Li V880b case). I generally connect fans to the 5v header instead of the 12v header, but I won't bother with these.
I have the HTPC in a closed door cupboard so I don't hear it anyway.
If you have a longer DVD drive, it will partially block the fan on that side. I have the LG HD-DVD/BluRay combo drive and it does block the fan (a little).
The Shuriken is quiet, and keeps things between 40-48c. The fan is PWM 4 pin one and can be bought separately (it is the thinnest fan around at that size).
Anyway, to keep on topic. I'll probably end up getting this motherboard (eventually, after I get sick of the Asus 780g that I'm using now).
Just to re-iterate to people who are interested in these cases. There's the C37 & C36, the C37 allows full size power supply, but doesn't allow full wdith PCI-E cards. The C36 comes with a power supply, and allows full width PCI-E cards (length and height are different questions).