looking for a miditower with two 120mm fans.

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Hi I've been searching for a new case with two 120mm fans to reduce the noise. Also I want a stylish case but I'm having a hard time finding one, there are almost always one 80mm fan in them. So anyone here who have any suggestions for a good case with 120mm fans in it (miditower)?
 

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Or how about the P180 if your looking for the simple "stylish" look that I prefer. <A HREF="http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=81800" target="_new">Clicky</A>
 

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thanks for the replies guys, I like them both, 160 is a bit cheaper so I might go with that.
EDIT: looked at the design of p160 and I must say p180 is well worth the bigger price when looking at them both. I will change my previous statement and go with p180 istead :)
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by om3n on 08/16/05 01:04 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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If you have a big enough budget you could have some real silence and get a <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112052" target="_new">lian li PC-V1100</A>.

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Yup that is one NICE case!
The P180 is basically a ripof of the PC-V1100...

A bit cheaper yet pretty functionnal:m <A HREF="http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15001" target="_new">SUper Lanboy</A> MUCH lighter if you carry it around...12lbs vs 36 for the P180

But that psu at the bottom design is sweet

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what do you all think of this, its not the best looking out there but it seems to be really quiet.

<A HREF="http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/acousticase.asp" target="_new">http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/acousticase.asp</A>

what I dont know is how much warmer the case will be with all those soundfilters, anyone have any experience of this?
 

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Since the case itself doesn't do much for cooling, sound deadening panels will have almost 0 effect on system temps. You'll need good airflow to make up for the air resistance of the filters at air intake/exhaust points, but you need that anyways if you have dust filters.

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I think the Super Lanboy will be out if he went with the P180 over the 160 based purely on the design. He seems to have the same attitude that I do: It's a computer, it's suppose to be a box. Adding anything else to it has the same effect as adding a 3-foot spoiler to a Civic: "I want a real sports car, but am too cheap to get one, so I'll impress with all this flash instead" :p

I do like that Lian Li though. Unfortunately, it's out of my budget.
 
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Lol I like the analogy of the 3" pipe.
Me too I think this way but the Lanboy is pretty nice even if you dont take the LEDs into account =)

My computer is in my bedroom so last thing I want is leds on it lol

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Looks rather nice!
Whats sys will you be running? Any Ocing?

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I will be running:
athlon64 3700+
7800gt/gtx? dont know wish yet.
500watts powersupply.
Probably 2gb ram
and I wont overclock atleast not instantly :), but it will be a highend system.
 

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See if you can find the old Chenbro X-Spider.

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i'VE GOT The Superlanboy.

great case. very simply styled. no rediculous ammounts of plastic / metal. the case itself is simple. smooth and elegant. they did however add that dumb LED fan upfront. the fan is great, but the led is annoying in it. but it has dual 120mm fans. one front that blows hair direclty over and past the hard drive rails, and towards the back of the case, than another one that pulls air out and blows it out the back of the case. sucking warm air from around the CPU / GPU. temps are great. and as for noise levels, it does a great job at dampening sound. once you put the accrylic side cover in place, most of the fans inside become inaudible. Another thing i love is that it's SUPER LIGHT!. like 5lbs, maybe 10 - 15 with everything inside. and it comes with a carrying strap should you want to go with it.

Definately a recommended case by me. plus it's got this nifty little covered drawar thats hidden in it to store screws and little things that normally get lost. lol
 

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The Thermaltake SHARK has two wisper quite 120 fans and is a very nice looking and built solid. It has plenty of room and the way the case is setup makes it a great case for keeping the temps down.

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