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15 May 2012   #41
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If your working on a wood surface and have rubber shoe's there is no need for a shock band I have never used one and never toasted hardware

I guess the people that do don't pick there feet up when they walk which creates static lmao

But really if you keep everything on wood and keep rubber shoes on and don't have clothes on that cause static you will be fine

But if you are still a little wiery get yourself a band


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15 May 2012   #42
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wouldn't use an anti-static wristband unless the company was going to sponsor me and pay me money to endorse it.
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15 May 2012   #43
Chips

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the Seasonic isn't available?
The chap I'm buying from doesn't stock them. How's THIS one?
Great unit chips. Will allow you a little head room moving forward.
Great! That's one more added to my basket!

Lastly, and I really do mean last here, the case. I've read that the Antec 300 case is great except for one thing, the noise. Ideally I'd prefer something that makes hardly any noise and I don't mind paying a bit more for something that does everything that the 300 does along with quiet running. I've heard nothing but good words said about the Antecs, so is there anything more quiet in their range?
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15 May 2012   #44
James7679

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The chap I'm buying from doesn't stock them. How's THIS one?
Great unit chips. Will allow you a little head room moving forward.
Great! That's one more added to my basket!

Lastly, and I really do mean last here, the case. I've read that the Antec 300 case is great except for one thing, the noise. Ideally I'd prefer something that makes hardly any noise and I don't mind paying a bit more for something that does everything that the 300 does along with quiet running. I've heard nothing but good words said about the Antecs, so is there anything more quiet in their range?
Well, cooling and noise kina go hand in hand. The more cooling you want, the higher propensity for noise there is. Picking out a case is a very personal thing, really, it is. Get something that appeals to you. You want it to meet your current and possibly your future needs. If you are going to Overclock, it should have more ventilation, or at least the capability for it. Sound deadening material can be applied to lower the resonant frequency, thus making the case slightly less noisy.
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15 May 2012   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have 3 of the Antec 300's at my office, in fact one is sitting on my desk about 1 foot from me. It's not a loud case by any means. Everything is relative to whatever you put inside of the case.

The Antec Sonata IV is very quiet, but far more expensive. Newegg.com - Antec SONATA IV Black 0.8 mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 620W Power Supply. I happen to own 2 of the Sonata II's and they have been good cases.

My current desktop is in an Antec P182 case. It's very quiet as well. The P183 is the current model of that case;
Newegg.com - Antec Performance One Series P183 V3 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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15 May 2012   #46
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The Antec Solo or Solo II are designed with low noise in mind.

Lined panels to contain noise included.

Good low noise exhaust fan included.

Rubber grommets on drive mounts to contain vibration.

I just bought one 2 months ago; no regrets. See my review at Amazon on the Solo II.

It's well-built and fairly heavy.

The best single thing you can do re low noise is to make sure that the components you use that can make noise (HD, Power Supply, fans) are low noise to begin with---it is difficult and expensive to quiet noisy stuff. So don't buy noisy stuff.

You should confirm it, but I think that Corsair PSU may be one of the Seasonics in which the fan does not even spin until heat reaches a certain level----so that might be one less fan to make noise under ordinary loads.

If you buy the Solo II, mount the PSU upside down so its intake is right up against the vent in the top of the case.

Make a point of getting low noise fans if you buy any after-market fans.
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15 May 2012   #47
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Yep, I fully plan to do over-clocking. So how's THIS one? Good for all my needs? Would I need to get any more fans? If so would THESE do and should I go for the 15 option? I get the feeling I'll need them somehow.

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The Antec Solo or Solo II are designed with low noise in mind.
I'll have to look those up!
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15 May 2012   #48
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I don't see your fan link.

That's a "gaming" case. That is a code word for "no particular attention paid to noise level". The perforated front bezel would leak noise.

I wouldn't want a case with a 200 mm fan personally.

I'd expect it to be large and well-built and cooling-centric rather than quiet-centric.

PC setups that need 5 or 6 fans aren't likely to be quiet. Gamers are largely indifferent to noise in the name of cooling and constant fiddling.
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15 May 2012   #49
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Yep, I fully plan to do over-clocking. So how's THIS one? Good for all my needs? Would I need to get any more fans? If so would THESE do and should I go for the 15 option? I get the feeling I'll need them somehow.

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The Antec Solo or Solo II are designed with low noise in mind.
I'll have to look those up!
Great Case for cooling. I have to agree with the others. I have a 5 year old Antec Server Tower that has been through 5 builds and is still bullet proof. As far as your fans, the second link didn't work. But the best fans around are anything made by Noctua.
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15 May 2012   #50
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My current favorite quiet case is the Cooler Master HAF 912. It does use a large 200mm fan in the front, but the point is, the larger the fan, the slower it can spin and still move a lot of air. The provided fans are very quiet. The case often sells around me for $45-$50, and well worth the price. I have three of them, including one Advanced model. Even at it's low price point, it still offers many features the competition doesn't, such as being fully toolless, HSF cutouts, and plenty of space for many hard drives or large video cards.
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