Aerocool Dead Silence Gaming Cube Window (Gold Edition Case M-ATX/M-ITX - £57 expired) @ amazon (Red still avail. for £59.48  - link in comments)
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Aerocool Dead Silence Gaming Cube Window (Gold Edition Case M-ATX/M-ITX - £57 expired) @ amazon (Red still avail. for £59.48 - link in comments)

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Found 30th May 2014
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1. Super-Silent cube gaming case solidly built with 0.8mm SGCC to block out most of the noise.
2. Removable top cover for easy access to Motherboard
3. Completely removable ODD+FDD rack for ease of installing water cooling system
4. Supports a complete 240mm water cooling system on the top panel
5. Patented 3.5" HDD tray design for ease of installation
6. Pre-drilled holes for cable management to reduce cable mess
7. Pre-drilled water cooling holes
8. Supports internal 3x3.5"HDD and 2x2.5"HDD/SSD.
9. Supports high-end graphic card up to 320mm
10. Supports max. CPU cooler height of 190mm
11. Supports max. PSU length of 160mm
12. Super-silent 20cm fan(500 RPM) and 12cm fan (900RPM) included for front and rear cooling
13. Supports up to 2x12cm or 2x14cm fans on top panel
14. Removable PSU dust filter for easy cleaning
15. Shock-proof rubber for 3.5" & 2.5" HDDs and PSU
16. 2x USB2.0 / 2x USB3.0/ HD Audio & Mic
17. Interchangeable top cover design. Both plastic top cover (Silence version) and Mesh top cover are included.

Motherboards Micro ATX/ Mini ITX
Chassis Dimensions

Chassis only:265mm (W) x 328mm (H) x 352mm (D)

Overal: 265mm (W) x 411mm (H) x 381mm (D)

Drive Bays
External 5.25" bay x 1
External FDD 3.5" bay x 1 (can also install 1x3.5" if no FDD installed)
Internal HDD tray x 2 (for 2.5" or 3.5")
Internal HDD rack x 1 (for 2 x 2.5")

Expansion Slots 4
Max length space available for PCI slots 320mm(350mm -without front fan)

I/O Ports 2 x USB2.0 + 2 x USB3.0 / HD Audio+Mic

Height limit for CPU coolers Support Max. height of 190mm for CPU cooler (200mm - without top fans)

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Original Poster

Aerocool Dead Silence - Red £59.48 @ amazon

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Edited by: "stealthx" 4th Jun 2014

Original Poster

Edited by: "stealthx" 4th Jun 2014

Heat for the effort

nice little case

Don't know if it's a deal but don't care! Heat added because it's a very pretty thing and has made me think again about building a new PC.

SFJnet

Don't know if it's a deal but don't care! Heat added because it's a very … Don't know if it's a deal but don't care! Heat added because it's a very pretty thing and has made me think again about building a new PC.



ditto

How does this compare the fractal r4's noise elimination?

Nice looking case and good deal but think that motherboard will get cooked against that psu.

davver99

ditto



Same! plus the effort that has been put into this post.....Good work buddy

Yep - heat from me too for the OP's effort. Lovely case too.

I know it's a bit more, but if you're going to buy a Micro ATX Case (It doesn't take M-ITX) i'd consider the Silverstone Temjin TJ08.

The non windowed version can be had for £8 more at £64.99, and the windowed one like I have for just over £76 delivered.

Comes highly rated, especially at keeping everything cool. Mine runs an 8 Core AMD on Air, Nvidia GTX780 and 16GB RAM, and even under full hardcaore gaming for 3+ hours the temperatures have remained low, and still whisper quiet.

The built in intake filters take literally a couple of seconds to remove and clean, Cracking Case.
silverstonetek.com/pro…=en
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-sst-tj08b-ew-usb-30-temjin-black-mini-tower-micro-atx-w-o-psu-(std-atx)
amazon.co.uk/Sil…ers
Edited by: "Waterboy8535" 30th May 2014

Excellent post, top marks :-)

Hmmm. Dunno how I feel about novelty items. I run 2 dvd-rom drives so that's me stuffed for a start.

I have recently bought one of these cases in white. Only a few quid more from eclipse-computers on Coventry. Case looks stunning. it has a nice rubberised texture to it that makes it immune to fingerprints.

Some observations:

The motherboard fits horizontally. this means the initial build is dead easy, and if you are using a air cooler on the CPU, there is no tension on the motherboard. It does mean that the window on the case is essentially a view of your front panel pin headers connecting to the board, and your graphics card. A bit less dramatic than seeing the whole motherboard.

The front panel connectors are long. Like three times the length they need to be. Cable routing and stuffing is essential, especially with the window orientated the way it is.

I needed to ditch the 3.5" bay to fit my 7950

I opted to pass on the optical drive this time around. Against the coloured, textured front it looked terrible.

The case isn't quite as quiet as I hoped it would be. Easily twice the noise of my Medion PC, but about 10x the power. Fitting a H80 next week to try to bring the noise down a bit more.

There is no Kensington Lock point. Something to consider if going to LAN events.

My PSU was quite a big one, and didn't fit in the CPU area. Cant remember the exact dimensions, but I think mine was 20cm long. Replaced it with a more modern one at 15 cm, and it fits like a glove.

Lots of space to fit a 240mm radiator. The fact the top panel lifts off means that, without a radiator there, I plan to use it as a lock box at LAN events. Somewhere to put my wireless mouse when I am at the bar.

Overall, I can heartily recommend it and I have no regrets about buying it. The only thing I would change is to get rid of the window, but thats personal preference.

Naruto

How does this compare the fractal r4's noise elimination?



The Fractal Design Define R4 is far quieter/cooler for the same load. Look at this review:
computerbase.de/201…/4/
(to see the full list of results from all their reviews you have to click the + on "Ewige Liste ..." (permanent or continuous list).

While the front sound measurements (at 12V) isn't too bad at 36 dB(A) for this vs 32 dB(A) for the Define R4, the Define R4 is cooler. Far cooler:
CPU: 63°C vs 43°C
GPU: 68°C vs 56°C

No real surprise there, a far larger case is easier to cool while keeping the noise down. In volume the R4 is over 50% bigger at 41.5 litres vs 56.3 litres.

just ordered the red version

pretty cool. my system makes noise like a squealing seal grinding its teeth on a rail-road track

Heat added it looks ideal to recase my Acer aspire x3450 into so i can fit a better power supply and have a decent graphics card.

Original Poster

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Edited by: "stealthx" 31st May 2014

Phil_G

I opted to pass on the optical drive this time around. Against the … I opted to pass on the optical drive this time around. Against the coloured, textured front it looked terrible.



I am not sure if it is possible with this case, but have you looked into a stealth drive mount?

It's as simple as removing the bezel from the DVD drive and using some 3M double sided tape to stick on the blanking plate you removed from the case. It's the easiest mod you can do to a case and it helps keep the lines in tact.

There is a great little guide here
Edited by: "Angry_B" 30th May 2014

Angry_B

I am not sure if it is possible with this case, but have you looked into … I am not sure if it is possible with this case, but have you looked into a stealth drive mount?It's as simple as removing the bezel from the DVD drive and using some 3M double sided tape to stick on the blanking plate you removed from the case. It's the easiest mod you can do to a case and it helps keep the lines in tact.There is a great little guide here



Yeah, considered it. Promised myself I would do it the first time I needed to use a DVD. So far, no need. Only just discovered Steam (and HumbleBundle, allcdkeys etc) and really cant see myself buying a hard copy of a game ever again. If I do, I have an Xbox HDDVD kicking around somewhere...

I got the all-white one with window at Xmas, and am well pleased with it.
For the few occasions I need to use optical discs I got a USB DVD writer.

I went with the 240mm radiator setup shown in the pics, so left out the drive cage completely to make room for it & my 780Ti.
For drives, I'm using an SSD for my OS & a 1TB laptop drive for my Steam games.
They really mean it about not using long PSUs as the "short" modular one I got is a very snug fit.

Elevation

Hmmm. Dunno how I feel about novelty items. I run 2 dvd-rom drives so … Hmmm. Dunno how I feel about novelty items. I run 2 dvd-rom drives so that's me stuffed for a start.



Don't worry your 3DFX card probably wouldn't fit either :P

Ego-X

Don't worry your 3DFX card probably wouldn't fit either :P



Memories!!

kgrings

[quote=Naruto] ...No real surprise there, a far larger case is easier to … [quote=Naruto] ...No real surprise there, a far larger case is easier to cool while keeping the noise down. In volume the R4 is over 50% bigger at 41.5 litres vs 56.3 litres.



I think the other issue with the Aerocool is the ventilation holes at the front for the intake - they don't provide enough air

My current PC build was with this case. A fantastic case. Quite small with great features. I've installed a 240mm radiator above in pull config. Paid £65 for a black window version.

[quote=Waterboy8535]I know it's a bit more, but if you're going to buy a Micro ATX Case (It doesn't take M-ITX) i'd consider the Silverstone Temjin TJ08.

anything that can fit m-atx can fit m-itx mobo, its much smaller!
Ps07 owner . now wanting this in aluminum (lian Li cases never get on here do they?)

GwanGy

[quote=Waterboy8535]I know it's a bit more, but if you're going to buy a … [quote=Waterboy8535]I know it's a bit more, but if you're going to buy a Micro ATX Case (It doesn't take M-ITX) i'd consider the Silverstone Temjin TJ08.anything that can fit m-atx can fit m-itx mobo, its much smaller!Ps07 owner . now wanting this in aluminum (lian Li cases never get on here do they?)



It's not the size, the motherboard tray doesn't have the seating screw holes to line up with an ITX board

Waterboy8535

It's not the size, the motherboard tray doesn't have the seating screw … It's not the size, the motherboard tray doesn't have the seating screw holes to line up with an ITX board



Not sure the context of this statement, but the Dead Silence definitely takes m-itx motherboards. All the holes are there, and it comes with all the stand-offs.
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