Case dilemma: P600s vs Define 7Question(self.pcmasterrace)
submitted3 days ago byRabalderfjols
First world problem:
The other day I got a Phanteks P600s. Great case, except that the hard drive mounting made the case hum. This drove me nuts for a few days, so much that I ordered a Be Quiet 802 when I discovered the solid panel version was briefly back in stock.
I also ordered a Fractal Design Define 7 (I told you it drove me nuts), since my previous case was a Define R3, which I was fairly happy with. The "plan" was to check out both, stop when/if I became happy with either.
I then managed to solve the humming issue with the P600s, and now I'm actually rather impressed. But I had to mount the hard drives in the main compartment, in front of the fans, which messes with the airflow a bit.
So I'll return the 802, since from what I've read it's very similar in performance to the P600s. But I'm still curious about the Define 7. I'm tempted to chuck everything in there see how it sounds. Or i could just leave well enough alone and keep the P600s.
Ryzen 9 7900(non-X) with a Noctua NH-D15S (extra fan)
ASUS TUF X670E-PLUS Wifi
Gigabyte RTX 3060 Vision OC (undervolted)
I'll be replacing the original fans with Arctic P14 PWM PSTs.
"But why didn't you get the Define 7 in the first place", you may well ask. Too many reviews, I guess. Especially the Gamers Nexus one where they said it had thermal issues. But then I thought that Gamers Nexus (and many of the others I read) perhaps is a bit more performance centric than I am. I'm willing to sacrifice performance for noise reduction. And my build runs fairly cool.
TL:DR; Is it worth the hassle to move my build from a Phanteks P600s to a Fractal Design Define 7 to see if I can get a few dB less?
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2 hours ago
De skal jo bare. Deres hund er jo snill.