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Hardware SilverStone DS380 Review

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  1. Dogbert666

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  2. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    The rear of the case reveals it's fairly humble contruction

    Contruction? ;)

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    That is possibly the messiest system build I've seen for a long time. Is there an utter lack of cable tidying ability with the case? The review says very limited, but is that meaning nothing?
     
  3. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Where the cables are in that picture IS the cable tidying spot :). Or the small HDD bay next to the PSU.
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  4. Bungletron

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    I tend to agree.

    Still seems off to me, it is not a dead air spot, there are two fans opposite. The cables look very long and obstruct the 2 fans before the drive cages, surely best route the cables along the bottom and top of the case rather than in front of the fans?

    Have been considering getting this to rehouse my hp microserver (plus rocketraid card for stacks of disks), I know it can take a DTX board but I worry the HP board is not standard layout, perhaps someone has some experience migrating their microserver board away from the original case?
     
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    The cable tidying is nothing a few folds and some insulation tape can't fix but I do think that it is really bad for a case that costs over £100 to be this messy.
     
  6. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Sure, it can be made a bit better, but not much.

    Take a look at different build :
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    Sure, looks much better. Except there is no hard drive, that means no SATA cable, no molex/SATA power cable. Once you put back the HDD bays, you need to connect it - that means bunch of SATA cables, few power/molex cables - and those cannot be hidden at all :
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    So while you can make a better cabling job, it really depends where your connectors are. The board used by bit-tech has the power, SATA and front panel connectors at worst possible spot for this case, even with the short cable set from Silverstone.
     
  7. Dogbert666

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    Quite right. Fixed, ta!
     
  8. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Yep, the cable tidying ability is more tucking cables away than actual cable routing and I admit I haven't done a great job at the former here - my efforts were hampered somewhat by one of our flash guns catching fire mid way through the shoot so I was spending my time dousing flames rather than tidying up the system...
     
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    Why the hell would I want 8 HDDs buzzing away next to me? I thought half the idea of a NAS is to put it somewhere out of earshot!
     
  10. David

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    This strikes me as the kind of thing you'd stick in the corner, behind the telly, serving as a HTPC and NAS server. That was quite a snakes nest though :lol: .
     
  11. Bungletron

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    Hmm, tidy cables properly or prevent burning the entire office down eh? Well, as excuses go that seems fair, although if the flash gun caught fire due to bad cabling then I would have thought you might have learned your lesson by now....
     
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