Casing Enquiry

erik8hfr

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Is the casing without top intake more silent than the casing with top intake (no fans installed)?
 
If I am understanding your question - Yes, a case with ventilation on top lets more noise out than a solid top panel case.

You could also block the ventilated area from inside with a panel of some sort to fix that.
 
While it is more silent you need some sort of exhaust fan whether that be on the back or front
 
Which is more silent based on top exhaust without fans installed? Xigmatek Asgard 382 or Cooler Master Elite 311 Plus?
 
Which is more silent based on top exhaust without fans installed? Xigmatek Asgard 382 or Cooler Master Elite 311 Plus?

Just go with what you like better in looks. Sound is also dependent on the type of fans so get some silent fans
 
Is it neccessary to have a top vent for casing? Isn't having rear exhaust enough for heat to escape?
 
Is it neccessary to have a top vent for casing? Isn't having rear exhaust enough for heat to escape?

It is not necessary to have a top vent.

A rear exhaust fan is all that is needed.

Many, many cases are built without top vents.

Top vents are more often used these days for radiators in a liquid cooled system, because they can be larger than 120mm or 140mm - they can be 2x120mm or even larger.
 
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