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The padding is made out of special rubber foam that is meant to absorb noise, but not heat. This seems to work quite well in use as well, as I didn’t notice any increase in ambient or CPU temperature from my previous case.
Fitting all the padding is quite time consuming, so make sure you take the time and do it properly. I must say that I’m grateful that the foam was pre-cut or it would have taken me a lot longer to get it all in place. The two hardest bits to fit are the ones that go in the top and the bottom of the case. The reason for this is that the foam pads have to be tucked in under some protruding bits of metal.
The backing of the padding is coated in very sticky glue, which can make it awkward to fit. But as long as you only take a small piece of the protective film off at a time, it’s not too much of a chore. There are also special foam pads that fit into the empty drive cages, but these are a breeze to get in place. An extra air filter is also supplied to prevent noise from the front mounted fan intruding into your otherwise serene room.
As the C6607 is constructed from steel it’s not light in the first place, but the extra weight of the padding makes it very heavy indeed. After fitting all the PC bits it has gained even more weight, so you don’t really want to have to move it around too much.
So how does the AcoustiCase fair in use? Well, it’s certainly a lot quieter than my previous case, even though I used most of the same fans and a standard power supply. The padding seems quite effective in dampening the noise, but don’t expect to get a completely quiet PC with this solution. At least my wife stopped complaining about my PC being noisy, which to me is proof that the padding is doing its job.
As far as cost the AcoustiCase C6607 is not the cheapest steel case around as it will set you back £99.88 plus delivery from QuietPC. It is however a worthwhile investment in my opinion and as I am quite fond of tower cases anyhow this is the ideal chassis for my needs.
The AcoustiCase C6607 is not the prettiest case around, but it offers a solid set of features, good expandability and the padding makes it a great solution for the noise conscious user. But if the padding was pre-fitted, this would be an almost perfect PC case.