Plenty of rack space: quiet chassis?

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  1. altano

    altano Active Member

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    I'm building a machine around a mini-ITX motherboard. I have plenty of rack space so what's a good option to keep things quiet? The only thing I'll be plugging into it is a single PCI-E card so I have almost no requirements. I could do this:

    * 2U Chassis: Rosewill RSV-Z2600
    * Basic silent fan PSU
    * 3 x Noctua NF-A8 PWM fans

    Or just say screw it and get a SuperMicro CSE-505-203B and hope for low noise?
     
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  2. K D

    K D Well-Known Member

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    No experience with this particular board but the xeon D 1528 board is quiet and cool with a 60mm noctua placed on top of the heatsink. You should have enough clearance with the 2u chassis you've referenced above.

    I don't know your definition of quiet but for me the 1U supermicro option is not quiet. Even idling, it is definitely noticeable and the fans definitely Rev up under load.
     
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  3. i386

    i386 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using a supermicro 745b sq chassis with my pentium d setup.

    It's quiet and can be easilly "converted" to a tower/workstation or gpu server chassis :D
     
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