Have you ever hung out at a friend’s house and realized they have a chirping smoke detector? Loud beeping noises are emitted every few minutes by home smoke detectors to notify residents that the battery is about to run out. Weirdly enough, this could go on chirping for months before the battery finally empties out. I just don’t understand how some people can actually tune that sound out completely, as even a reptile will be driven mad after a few hours. A 9V battery costs $1 at the least and a chair for reaching the smoke detector at the ceiling doesn’t take much effort. I don’t care what my friend says, but a “Real Housewives of…” marathon is not a compelling enough reason to tune out the world completely.
I can’t even stand having a very audible running PC. I have minimized the fan voltages and use aftermarket cooling to significantly lower the noise, as I cannot concentrate when I can hear the fans whirring or the hard drive discs moving. I would use a silent-case but, unfortunately, a lot of so-called silent-oriented cases just simply slap on foam on the side panels and pass it off as worthy of a $30-40 premium over regular mid-tower case. Azza aims to change that with their offering that is priced well below the competition.
The Azza Silentium 920 is a case designed with silence in mind. The Azza Silentium 920 has a steel body and a fully painted interior that is available in both black and white coats. Thick, sound-dampening material line up both extruded side panels, as well as the top and bottom floors of the Silentium 920 internally, minimizing noise generated by the installed components. Tall CPU air coolers, as well as long video cards, such as the HD6990, are supported inside the Silentium 920, cooled by a pair of 120mm fans at the front intake and rear exhaust. All 3.5” and 5.25” drive mounting is tool-less, requiring little effort on the part of the user when it comes to installation. For connectivity, the Silentium 920’s front panel has a single USB 3.0 port, a single USB 2.0 port, as well as audio jacks for a headphone and a microphone.