Akasa Infiniti Zor Case
4gb Crucial ballistix @ 1066mhz 5-5-5-15,
Asus Maximus Formula SE,
X-fi Extreme Gamer Sound card,
730w Hiper Type-R PSU,
Cooler Master Z600 CPU cooler,
2x Raptor X in raid 0 and 250 GB Storage drive.
With this in mind, we decided to fill the top two 120mm fan slots to improve cooling performance. We used Akasa fans that shift around 40cfm virtually silently, meaning they are close in spec to the pre-installed fans provided. With these installed, we managed to get the following results:
Unfortunately this case cannot be considered as a hub for a quiet PC. While the fans may be quiet, the lack of rubber to absorb hard disk noises meant that the PC was very loud. This is partly down to the use of the Raptor Hard disks, however when testing the A+ Black Pearl, which uses rubber, they were much, much quieter. The second point to note is the side panel; which is not a very secure fit. Even though the case was mounted of a desk, walking across the office would cause the side panel to rattle- an annoying disturbance.