MSI 400M Chassis has laminated glass and sound absorbing material

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. ChisChas

    ChisChas Master Guru

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    Quietness when gaming = insufficient cooling. If you run an overclocked CPU & GPU then this case will have insufficient front air inflow.
     
  3. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    that is not true.
    it is very much possible though it takes time for research and money.
     
  4. jura11

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    That's true, check few reviews of MSI cases they don't have really good airflow and plus prices are bit too much

    For money Phanteks, Fractal Design cases are hard to beat or Lian Li O11 series

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     

  5. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    you need unrestricted airflow and thick,sold materials for the case.
    fans should normally be replaced,most of those which come with cases aren't top shelf products.
    like I said,it's not gonna be cheap,but quiet and adequate cooling is very much possible.
    my p600s silent + alpenfohn front intake fans cost me almost 200eur and I still need to replace the stock phanteks 140mm for exhaust.It's working damn fine already,just need a little more to be perfect.
    I'm putting it on hold tho,till I decide whether or not to get a clc for the cpu.I'm eyeing that 360mm liquid freezer II,should cool down a 10500 without really having to spin too much.
     
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    looks to be the same pos bull with low to none front intakes.
     
  7. ChisChas

    ChisChas Master Guru

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    Sorry but the reviews of a number of cases recently all show lower temps with mesh fronts v solid fronts with ventilation slots around the edge of the front. Have a look at Kitgurus reviews of cases for instance.
    I upgraded my gaming computer & monitor recently and the 2 x 200mm quiet front fans on my CoolerMaster H500 Mesh were of particular appeal, from the air input & quietness. My case is configured with the mesh front inner panel not the optional glass one & the HD drive caddy and PSU shroud are completely removed (I have 1TB & 2TB Samsung Evo 970+'s).
    I was concerned that the top of the case has a glass panel with side mesh ventilation and even using stock i7 10700K clocks, the 360 Corsair AIO fan's 120mm x 3 fans are working at max speed when AAA gaming. I wish I had gone ahead with my idea of having 3 more fans fitted to the AIO in a push/pull config.
    I also wish the H500 Mesh provided a top mesh option for better CPU cooling but it's a very handsome & practical case so no regrets choosing it.
     
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    Not true at all... Not even remotely. My system is nearly silent when gaming. If you take the time to choose a proper case and find the proper fan configuration, it's quite easy to have a quiet system.

    If it's anything like some of the other MSI cases, the airflow is insufficient for even stock clocks....

    Fans only need to be replaced if they're insufficient for the task. You don't have to spend 200eur to get capable fans. I'm running the stock fans that came with my Metallica Gear case. They are very quiet and very capable. The only time my CPU or GPU fans ever ramp up is when running a stress test or Folding@Home. Even my case fans don't ramp up under normal operating conditions.
     
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    My system is very quiet as well, and it's not even watercooled.
    Just high-quality fans that have motor hubs that are not noisy. Of course, air movement can be heard during high load, but it's a pleasant whoosh, like wind blowing through trees, it sounds nice. No buzzing sound or vibration.

    Noctua + Fractal Design :cool:
     
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    stock fans may be adequate but you usually have to really turn the rpm down for them to be quiet.

    for the case fans to push air and stay quiet stock usually won't do.
     
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    My case fans are sitting around 1100-1200rpm. They provide enough airflow that neither my CPU or GPU fans need to ramp up under normal use. From a distance of 2 feet (roughly 0.6m), I can't hear any fan noise. I only have 2 intake fans, both front mounted...and there's a decent amount of air coming out of the top vent on my case.

    Obviously not all case fans are good fans. However, not all case fans are necessarily bad fans. If you buy a case that comes with fans, give them a try before buying new ones. Also, don't assume more fans = more better. Proper airflow path is more important than the number of fans you have. I have 2 case fans, both installed for intake. I already know that adding more fans will actually reduce cooling performance for my case.
     

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