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Old December 3, 2011, 08:54 AM
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What case would be better for space, airflow, silence, and features?
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Old December 20, 2011, 05:15 PM
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P280 would probably do better for silence. 500R for cooling performance.
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Old December 22, 2011, 04:57 PM
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agreed with the above poster

i would say that the p280 was designed for silent case lovers. never really saw the 500r marketed for it's cooling performance like the haf series, but it has a crap load of fans and looks to have awesome airflow.
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Old December 28, 2011, 06:16 AM
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I bought the P280 for a new build earlier this month.
Super roomy and air flow is great.

That being said, my PC must be silent so I would've never considered the 500R.
The only fans I hear are the darn blowers on the GTX570s @ idle on 40% fan speed.
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Old December 28, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Gaming rig with one high end, or two mid range cards the 500R with some good fans.
For a light gaming or less machine P280 and some low speed fans (will only hear GPU )
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