silverstone cs381 - Any news?

Discussion in 'Chassis and Enclosures' started by jingram, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. ReturnedSword

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    I probably will give up and go with a U-NAS 810A too. I understand Silverstone needs to target as many buyers as possible for a product (e.g. long GPU support), but to me there seems to be a lot of wasted space in the final CS381.

    I wonder how well a Synology/QNAP style case will sell. Probably not enough units to justify the tooling.
     
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  2. jingram

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    The one benefit I see is the drastically better cooling. It supports a 240MM radiator, plus 2 x 120MM fans on the side. Certainly makes throwing higher TDP procs in the box a much more viable solution compared to the U-NAS 810a, which I have. That being said, I do think they missed the mark on the overall look of the chassis. The U-NAS boxes look way better IMHO, much more in-line with a Synology or QNAP.
     
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    That's a lot of U volume for so few drives.
     
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    I happen to now have a CS381 :)
     
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    Awesome, look forward to the hopefully inbound review Patrick!
     
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    Disappointing price point for what you get. One would think it'd have more HS bays, or a smaller volume for that price. Eh, at this point I'd stick with a used SM chassis.
     
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    I kinda want one, have drives, mobo, cpu and everything to make ultimate NAS box. But at $350 I'd like it to be perfect:
    First, it looks pretty ugly. Door is ugly too.
    Second. If it meant to be used with videocard, and horizontal... Why don't you make it 17" wide like all Hi-Fi equipment? It looks like you cannot install 2-slot videocard in bottom slot (needs 5 PCI-E slots on the back). And if you install 2-slot card in 3rd slot, you cannot install fans on the side. If it was 1.5" wider this would be possible.

    I like single MiniSAS-HD cables for each cage though.
     
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