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Top 4 Quietest PC Cases

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Background silence is essential for almost any meaningful task. Reading, writing, studying, playing video games… I, and I’m sure you, have never wanted to hear someone or something else in the background that’s not music or whatever else is running through my headphones. So, when you sit down in your Fortress of Solitude why in the world would you want to hear your PC rumbling beside you?

You can keep everything quiet by getting a great PC case that not only nullifies sound but also has a sturdy build, nice cooling, great aesthetics, and everything else you need.

So we’ve listed the top four quietest PC cases out there just for you to get that great, silent, immersive experience that you need. 🖥️ 🔇

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Best Choice: Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent

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Key Features

  • Simple, Elegant, and Sharp
  • Simplified storage
  • Creative Cooling
  • Features that Builders Want

Specifications

  • Mid-Tower
  • Motherboards: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX
  • L x W x H: 16.9 in x 7.9 in x 18.5 in
  • Net Weight: 10.6 lbs
  • 7 Expansion Slots

Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Review

Looking for a no-frills quiet PC case that focuses more on versatility and practical use than flashy RGB? Well, here’s the Corsair Carbide 100R, a mid-tower PC case and one of the best in keeping quiet.

The 100R is very lightweight and easy to move around, unlike some of the other cases on this list. Sadly, this comes at the cost of it being easily dented and not as sturdy as others.

A great thing about this case is that it was made for builders looking to customize their own PC case. The 100R has a lot of potential with its customization abilities. There are cable routing channels, side panels attached with thumbscrews, clean lines, a flush-mounted side panel window, and more.

This gives you better cable organization and a better overall look by modding your case and keeping it looking professional. Topping it off, the 100R gives you a tool-free access to its interior and many cooling options for a builder to choose from. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of room to work with in the 100R.

The 100R’s five internal fan mounts allow you to customize exactly how you want your PC to be cooled. Coming with one 120mm fan, the 100R’s airflow pushes in the direction of your GPU to make sure that both you and your graphics card stays cool. While this is cool, the airflow has been said by some to not be able to properly cool down your PC.

You’re here for the quietest PC case, though. While this case is the best choice, there are those who say it’s not quiet at all. A majority of gamers love this case and say that it’s extremely quiet, but even the best choice can be subjective.

+Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Nice, no-frills design
  • Good quality for its value
  • Very quiet
-Cons
  • Some say not silent at all
  • Some say horrible airflow
  • Easily dented
  • Not a lot of room to work in
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Best Quality: Nanoxia Deep Silence 5

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Key Features

  • Heavy Duty Full Tower
  • Ultimate in Silence
  • Slim Radiator Ready
  • Easy to Clean Fans and Filters
  • Huge Open Space
  • Easily Tune Air Flow vs Sound Level

Specifications

  • Full Tower
  • Motherboards: E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX
  • L x W x H: 24.8 in x 12.25 in x 23.9 in
  • Net Weight: 40 lbs
  • 10 Expansion Slots

Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Review

An extremely quiet full-tower PC case, the Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 is durable and sturdy, built with heavy duty “ultra thick metalwork” that makes it both big and heavy, but soundproofing and silent.

The Deep Silence 5 is very roomy with a lot of space for cable management, and a huge open space with removable mod drive cages for a more direct airflow path, 8 HDD sleds, and 6 SSD cages that are expandable up to 15 HDD/SSD.

The Deep Silence 5 has a great design inside and out that many gamers will love. It’s even slim radiator ready with one slim 280mm radiator at the top and one thick 240mm one at the front. The only problem here is its fragile feeling plastic parts.

When it comes to cooling abilities, the Deep Silence 5 has great liquid cooling for a much quieter experience. Its air cooling and fans are also good options. The fans and filters are very easy to clean, swinging out without having to open the case, and its top air panel can be removed for better airflow versus the sound level.

If you’re looking for a very quiet case with great liquid cooling capabilities and a lot of space, then this is a great choice. Check out our other best budget PC cases if you’re interested in others.

+Pros
  • Quiet
  • Great design
  • Great cable management
  • A lot of room
  • Great liquid cooling
-Cons
  • Heavy
  • Big
  • Plastic parts feel fragile
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Best Value: Cooler Master Silencio 352 Silent Mini Tower Case

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Key Features

  • Multiple dust filters
  • Noise canceling foam lining
  • Liquid Cooling Ready
  • Two powerful XtraFlo fans
  • Great expandability

Specifications

  • Mini Tower
  • Motherboards: MicroATX, Mini-ITX
  • L x W x H: 17.8 in x 14.9 in x 7.8 in
  • Net Weight: 10.3 lbs
  • 4 Expansion Slots

Cooler Master Silencio 352 Review

A silent mini tower case that is great for its value, the Cooler Master Silencio 352 is a quiet PC case with noise canceling foam lining to keep it as silent as can be.

The Silencio 352 is small, light, solid, and durable. While it looks and feels cheaply made, its quality is great for its price. With a lot of expandability, such as its four expansion slots, builders will enjoy this case.

Its easily accessible and removable multiple air and dust filters ease the trouble of cleaning and maintenance. It delivers an optimized airflow through two XtraFlo fans that helps to keep your PC cool. If air cooling isn’t for you, it’s a good thing that this case is also liquid cooling ready.

While most people say that there’s a lot of room to work with cables, there are also many who say the opposite. Mounting your SSDs is also a little troublesome and hard with its limited space. It doesn’t help that its bad manual expects you to just know what you’re doing. Luckily, there are enough YouTube videos out there nowadays to help you with anything you want to do.

If you’re not looking to spend much and a mini-tower quiet case is something you’re interested in then this may be perfect for you.

+Pros
  • Room to work with cables
  • Quiet
  • Small and light
  • Great quality
  • Solid and durable
-Cons
  • Looks and feel cheaply made
  • Some say it’s not silent enough
  • Problems with SSD mounting
  • Bad manual
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Best Modding: Thermaltake Suppressor F31

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Key Features

  • Tool-Free Installation
  • Fully Modular Design
  • Modular Sound-Damping Design
  • Optimized Silent Operation
  • Optimized Cooling Performance

Specifications

  • Mid-Tower
  • Motherboards: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX
  • L x W x H: 20.3 in x 9.8 in x 19.5 in
  • Net Weight: 20.7 lbs
  • 8 Expansion Slots

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Review

A very quiet mid-tower case, the Thermaltake Suppressor F31 is a good quality PC case with a lot of modular potentials. With a front panel door giving easy access to the interior, this case allows for tool-free installation with a lot of space to make things your own.

The F31 is roomy, heavy, and bulky. This allows the case to house a lot of modular design and easily take out its drive racks, replace them with SSD/HDD cages, make your build optimized for liquid cooling, use the hidden drive bays, and more. Yet, mounting any more than 3 HDDs is a hassle, and the mounting options overall aren’t that good.

The airflow also isn’t that good, which is probably why many gamers who use this favor liquid cooling. If you want this to be cooler, then you’d need to take out the sound-damping covers on the top, front, and side panels. It’s suggested that you remove the cover from the top for better, optimized cooling – whether air or liquid.

So, while this case is quiet, keeping it cool means you need to lose some of its silence.

+Pros
  • Good overall quality
  • Very quiet
  • Roomy
  • Solid
  • Front panel door
-Cons
  • Not great airflow
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Mounting more than 3 HDD is a hassle
  • Better mounting options needed overall
  • Front door is flimsy

Quietest PC Case: Buying Guide

Quiet or not, you’re going to need to know which PC cases are worth your time. We give you a few pointers on what to look for in PC cases.

Roomy: Perfect Space for all your Hardware and Cables

Whether or not you want your case to be roomy or not is entirely up to you. A roomy case allows for general better cable management and more space to work with and make things your own. While roomy cases often come with bigger, heavier builds, they make everything a lot easier for you.

NZXT S340 Razer

Case Size: What Size Is Perfect?

Cases come in different sizes: Full tower (large), Mid-tower (Medium),  Micro-ATX (Small), and Mini-ITX (Really small). Your case size is very important because it determines what motherboard you can put in your case. Your case size will determine what motherboard you can put in it. Cases can only use motherboards that are equal to or smaller than their namesake, i.e. Mini-ITX cases can only fit ITX, while Full-Tower can fit everything.

Build Quality: Get A Sturdy Case… Unless you Can’t

You’re going to want a case that is sturdy and durable, but these cases are also larger, heavier, and cost more because they have higher quality materials. Getting a case that isn’t sturdy is always an option, especially if you need a cheaper case or are on a budget. If you have the option to get a sturdy case, do it.

corsair obsidian 1000d

It’ll be better for you and have a lesser chance of getting scratched up and dented, but this is all up to you. Maybe, instead, you want to build your own PC. Well, check out our how to build a gaming PC guide just for that.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are several questions that come up around PC cases. We answer a few here.

What is the best gaming PC case?

We believe the best gaming PC case is the Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB. Check out our 10 best PC cases for gaming for our other choices.

What is the best mid-tower computer case?

We believe that the best mid-tower case is the NZXT H500 Compact ATX. Check out our best mid-tower case list for our other choices.

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Can any motherboard fit in any case?

No, not every motherboard can fit in any case, but they are named like the cases so you can easily find out which fits where. ITX fit in ITX cases and bigger, E-ATX only fit in E-ATX cases, ATX will fit in ATX or E-ATX, and mATX will fit in mATX, ATX, or E-ATX.


Conclusion

There you have it, the best of the quietest PC cases out there. Whether you’re on a budget or want to build your own perfect case, there are many great options here for you to choose from. Keeping your PC quiet is always something to look for, because who needs to hear that annoying whining in the background?


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  6. How to Install a Desktop Computer Fan, WikiHow
  7. PC Case Sizes Explained, TechQuickie, June 18th, 2014
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