SilverStone Case Storage Series CS350
Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 13 September 2017. Page 2 of 2. 7 Comments

SilverStone graciously sent over the Case Storage Series CS350 enclosure back in August and I've been enjoying the experience with it very much. For seeing how well it can handle high-end hardware, I assembled a AMD Threadripper 1950X system within.

The system build consisted of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard, 4 x 8GB DDR4-3200 memory, 120GB Corsair Force MP500 NVMe SSD, and Radeon R9 290. I've also played around with a few different HDDs and SSDs with the convenient hot-swap bays.

The build process went smooth. Even with this high-wattage high-end desktop processor, the air cooling of this setup was sufficient. A Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 heatsink was keeping the system nice and cool with its dual 92mm fans and the stock SilverStone fans plus two 80mm fans on the rear.

I have not run into any thermal problems with the weeks worth of benchmarking that has gone on with the system since employing it within the CS350. Unfortunately, no thermal numbers to share though with the AMD Zen thermal driver not yet being part of the mainline Linux kernel.

It was an absolute breeze working with the CS350 from setting up the system originally to swapping out various components later on. The magnetic front fan filter also makes keeping the system clean quite an easy process. The hot sway bays were also easy to work with. The case racked fine in my various StarTech racks. SilverStone does also make a tool-less sliding rail kit for this chassis as the RMS05-22.

In the month or so of using the SilverStone CS350 so far, I've been very happy with it and see it working out well both as a desktop chassis or as a rackmounted server chassis. The SilverStone CS350 is currently priced at around $230~250 USD making it expensive as a desktop case, but is backed by the SilverStone quality we've come to expect over the past decade, but is priced competitively compared to similar quality server/workstation enclosures.

More details on the CS350 at SilverStonetek.com.


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