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Tim R.

Tim R.

Joined on 10/23/02

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I liked the cable management, and the easily removable drive cage. Quality of the case is very nice.

Cons: It's huge, much larger than I expected. Fans are very quiet on low and medium settings, but it doesn't take a lot of hardware before the fans need to go on high. High is still pretty quiet though.

It works!

ZALMAN FX100 Ultimate Fanless CPU Cooler
ZALMAN FX100 Ultimate Fanless CPU Cooler

Pros: My CPU idle temperature is around 50C and it's silent. This PC will mostly be idle and file serving doesn't really tax the CPU. The silence was the goal so it has been accomplished.

Cons: This thing is a beast, but it did fit. Needs a very, very long screwdriver to install, and was pretty tricky. The mounting feels lose and you can wiggle the huge thing a tiny bit, but it is cooling the cpu regardless.

Overall Review: If you want quiet, this is an investment that certainly achieves that goal.