Building The System
The first thing I did was install the EDGE 650W PSU. I could only install one of the silicone dampers as the lip on the top side of the PSU cutout prevented the PSU from fitting with the silicone damper in place.
Next up I removed the stock intake fan and replaced it with a pair of the TrueQuiet 120 fans that Antec provided. I set the speed switches to low to keep things as quiet as possible.Note that I had to use screws to attach these as the included rubber pins wouldn’t work for this location.
The third TrueQuiet 120 fan got installed into the forward top exhaust location. I was able to use the inluded rubber pins here as you can see. I left the rear block off plate installed for noise reduction.
To keep with the silence theme I opted to install an SSD rather than a traditional mechanical drive.
Here we have the Kuhler H2O 950 installed. I installed both fans for best cooling performance.
Here we have the build completed. I installed a midrange gaming setup to go along with the quiet theme. Typically high end components generate more heat so they can be noisier. Specs for this build are as follows:
- Gigabyte Z87X-OC
- Intek i5-4670k
- 8GB 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3 2400MHz
- Corsair 256GB SSD
- Antec P100 case
- Antec Kuhler 950 cooler
- Antec EDGE 650W PSU
- Diamond R9-270x
Let’s wrap up this review with some final thoughts.