[clug] media center cases

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Sun Jul 1 12:15:16 GMT 2007

On Sun, 1 Jul 2007, Andrew Janke wrote:

> If you just mean a commodity type case I find the Sonata II (Antec)
> very good value for $$$.  Just make sure to use the rubber grommets
> for HDD's and rear fan and use a replacement CPU fan (although the
> factory Intel ones are very good now) and you should be good.

My current desktop I bought for quiet.

Passively cooled video card.
Passively cooled chipset.
Passively cooled power supply.
Passively cooled CPU (Athlon 3800)
Sonata-II case with the rubber grommets.
Overall, there's one fan in the entire system - that's the large case fan.

It's worked out for me very well, overall.

My current plan is to move this machine to be a home-theatre PC when I get 
my next desktop.

Also note that there are other "quieting" kits for various cases, 
including the Sonata-II.  I /believe/ they consist of foam-rubber inserts.

> a

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