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Can't pick between cases

Hey there!

I'm having a hard time choosing between two cases (I do have a third option though..) so I guess I'll ask for your help.

I need a case that is silent. That's very important. I also prefer something with a window and a PSU shroud (RGB lightning welcome!)

So here are the options:

1.) NZXT Noctis 450 ROG
(Pricy and don't know anything about sound levels, but heard NZXT is decent and the looks... 10/10)

2.) Phanteks Eclipse p400s Tempered Glass
(It looks good, very cheap and 's' stands for silent, so leaning towards this one.)

3.) Be Quiet! Silent Base 600
(Quiet, cheaper than NZXT, but the looks are... meh)

Anyone knows the noise levels of these cases? Thank you in advance!
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    Silence has more to do with the case fans being used, the CPU cooler and the PSU.

    Good airflow is also a must if you want it to stay quiet.

    I can open my case, take off both sides and the top and still won't hear a thing under normal use etc.

    And I have 5x 140mm fans in the case, 3x case fans and 2 on the CPU cooler.

    And my PSU is silent.

    So get quiet case fans, a quiet CPU cooler and a quiet PSU foremost, then make sure the case has good airflow. All of this has much more to do with quiet then some rating on a case.

    Put loud fans etc in any of those or any case for that matter and you will hear them no matter what.
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  2. I have a cryorig h5 universal, pretty quiet, a cryorig 140mm and a be quiet 120mm fan. Decently quiet. However, theres a noise that I cant identify and it must be the PSU then (its not the HDD). Its a Seasonic SII 520w PSU.

    Being quiet is pretty important because of recordings in the room. I think I'll go phanteks.
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  3. Ronnie_Nine said:
    I have a cryorig h5 universal, pretty quiet, a cryorig 140mm and a be quiet 120mm fan. Decently quiet. However, theres a noise that I cant identify and it must be the PSU then (its not the HDD). Its a Seasonic SII 520w PSU.

    Being quiet is pretty important because of recordings in the room. I think I'll go phanteks.


    That would be it, the SII 520w is making the noise, replace that with a Seasonic Focus Plus 550W or a Prime Gold 550W.
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  4. Wouldn't it be cheaper if I swapped the fan instead?
    Unless it isn't the fan..
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  5. Ronnie_Nine said:
    Wouldn't it be cheaper if I swapped the fan instead?
    Unless it isn't the fan..


    Better to get a quieter PSU actually and use the 520w for a backup or another machine.
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