Originally Posted by Sammy2
$70 AR + shipping at the egg right now. Looks like a pretty good deal but I might just do something to quiet my existing case as it is a nice antec unit that is still very functional.
It could be as easy as vacuuming the fans to remove the dust. The other options are buying new quiet and/or larger diameter fans, but that is throwing money at an old case.
Reminds me of this guy at work that said his HDD was failing and wanted me to help fix it. I went out to Microcenter during lunch and grabbed a HDD and went to his house after work. Turned on the PC and it sounded horrible. However, it didn't sound like a HDD and instead sounded like a bad fan. Using a screwdriver to stop each fan to determine which was bad it turned out to be the power supply fan. I took it out, peeled back the sticker, and dropped a couple drops of lube on to the bearing. Put the sticker back on and put it back together and it was nice and quiet again. In other words it cost this guy two drops of lube to get a quiet PC.