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Deepcool Gamer Storm Quadstellar

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The Deepcool Gamer Storm Quadstellar is one massive chassis, looking like alien tech that has crashed on earth, ready to take over the planet. But the interior is surprisingly versatile and functional as well, making this not just one of the sexiest cases out there, but also quite a useful one.

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I can understand why there's no temp or noise data in this review, since the case clearly targets a market that has no concern for either of those things.

Looking forward to seeing temperature testing and noise testing return in the next case review though!
 
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noise depend off gpu and cpu cooling solutions....
 
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funny how they can make things as this , but yet cant make / offer a solid practical case with hinged lockable latch doors .
 
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Hey darksaber, benchmark that vid card that Nvidia card with modern games for science reasons.
 
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noise depend off gpu and cpu cooling solutions....
Totally remedied by a standardized components for case reviews.
 
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that chassis weight without the parts installed is gonna kill some unfortunate owner's back... 14.5kg?? holy moly that's heavy af. Definitely not LAN party-friendly at all.
 
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Totally remedied by a standardized components for case reviews.
That's fine, but people rarely are going to buy those standarized components, instead they will review cpu and gpu and be able to choise silent or not hardware. My point humblely was that unless you review a superspecialized and advertised as 'guaranteed silent' case, it is not a huge factor, is it?
 
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That's fine, but people rarely are going to buy those standarized components, instead they will review cpu and gpu and be able to choise silent or not hardware. My point humblely was that unless you review a superspecialized and advertised as 'guaranteed silent' case, it is not a huge factor, is it?
You don't seem to understand how and why standardised testing works.

It isn't done so that users can go and buy the exact same components and achieve the same results. It is done to reduce the variables in your test, to the point that the only variable is the component you are intentionally changing.

Sure, two different 8700Ks will produce different amounts of heat. But if you're only testing one 8700K, and it's 3C cooler in one case versus another when nothing else changed, you know the case is responsible for a 3C delta, rather than the CPU being 3C hotter than...itself.

It is POSSIBLE for a user to use hardware that would exhibit different fundamental behaviour to your test rig, but in practice, a case with solid airflow, sufficient to provide better performance when using a tower style air cooler and an open-face videocard, will almost always *also* perform better when those components are changed for, say, an AIO and/or blower style videocard. The reason is that for the most part, all any cooling component relies on in order to do it's job, is effective and continuous circulation of cooler air from outside of the case, and then to effectively exhaust the air instead of recirculating it.

As long as that job is done properly, it really doesn't matter much what your test rig is or whether someone else has exactly the same thing - As long as you're not setting up a test rig with fans blowing backwards into other fans or something ridiculous like that, all you are essentially testing is the ability of the case to intake and exhaust air.

You could test a case using a NoFan CR95 and a FTW3 1080Ti if you wanted. Or you could test the same case with an NH-D15 and a blower-style Vega 64. Ultimately, if you compared a terribly designed case (BitFenix Enso) to a well designed case (Define R6) with either of those options as your test rig - You would see the well designed case cool far more effectively.

Also, in actual testing (like Gamers Nexus does), it's often the case that silence focused case designs are actually LOUDER than airflow-focused case designs in practice - because the silence focused cases restrict airflow so much that the fans end up spinning faster to provide adequate cooling.

Finally - even in cases where this testing is done, if a result is anomalous, it is the job of the reviewer, presumably not being an idiot, to look at the case and identify why the result is anomalous. For case reviews this is typically not difficult to figure out and then explain. Again, Gamers Nexus does it all the time.
 
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"silence focused case designs are actually LOUDER than airflow-focused case designs in practice - because the silence focused cases restrict airflow so much that the fans end up spinning faster to provide adequate cooling." This is something I can agree on.
 
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"silence focused case designs are actually LOUDER than airflow-focused case designs in practice - because the silence focused cases restrict airflow so much that the fans end up spinning faster to provide adequate cooling." This is something I can agree on.
There are exceptions. The original Antec P180 is still the quietest case I've ever owned, and it's intake was restrictive as hell by modern standards. (Still reasonable by the standards of the time though)

That unfortunately changed as they updated the case over time - they changed the side panels from a 3-ply Alu-Plastic-Alu construction to a 2ply Alu-Plastic construction, which was the biggest issue. Other changes, like making the front filters less restrictive, widening the side intakes on the front panel, and removing the rear "spoiler" thing were all steps in good directions. The "GPU Duct" it originally shipped with was a stupid idea and deserved to get taken out also.

Personally, I'd love to see Antec introduce a P180 redux. (A proper one, not the bullshit they make now) Take the good of the old case - the heavy steel construction, the 3ply side panels, the super soft silicon mounting points for everything. And put them into a modern performance chassis. Don't rely on sound dampening foam everywhere - it doesn't work, heavy construction does. 420 Rad support in the front, 280 in the top, 140 in the rear. 3 x 3.5" bays in the bottom compartment, no SSD mounts in the front (only behind the tray). You could easily make it about the same size and appearance of the old version without having to compromise *at all* in the inside.
 
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Hey darksaber, benchmark that vid card that Nvidia card with modern games for science reasons.
While it would be interesting to see what it could do, it may not go well since the last actual driver update for the GTX 2xx series was back in 2014 - so going on 4 years now. I'm not sure how newer games would work, if at all, under a GTX 280. My younger brother ran one of my old GTX 280 cards until mid 2015 and he literally could not play Dying Light because of the aged GPU. The game told him his system doesn't meet the minimum requirements and the game wouldn't launch.
 
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This is totally the kind of case you buy simply because you can. If I had the funds to put together monster build, this would be at the top of my list.
 
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Case+fans+fans profile+humidity+room temp+cpu usage+gp usage+hdd usage+dust*+lots more stuff= all are factors. todays (quite open) cases do mean nothing in relation to noise or temps
(unless they are vibrating badly or of the closed 'silenced' type).

I AGREE with all the little details you give, GlacierNine, but no need to disqualify me in terms of "standerised testing works" because no one cares at home. We do not live in a lab. We all know that a review may or may not be great and "standarised", yet when we buy our parts OMMV, simple as that.

I don't need case reviews to go into noise or temps, I can make my own airflow work, and when i overclock or game heavily … noise is going to rise. Thanks.

* Or cats or other weird beings.
 
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Fast forward without reading your steaming pile. Not going to read a guy who seems to badly need to convince others by using stone carving arguments. You live in a lab, mate. Heat and noise levels of a case review doing Furmak is the most ridicule thing I've read here.
 
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I've been waiting for the day I can recreate the Original Xbox Prototype.
 

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this is the case that you would really to have the system works the first time!
 
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There should be more options for it's orientation, perhaps feet on the rear so that can be the base as well as a stand of sorts to enable it to remain on one side resembling a +, not an x as shown.
As it is, it is very limited.
 
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There should be more options for it's orientation, perhaps feet on the rear so that can be the base as well as a stand of sorts to enable it to remain on one side resembling a +, not an x as shown.
As it is, it is very limited.
Gotta disagree one that one. The point of the case is the "X" factor and the stylings. Putting it up on it's ends would ruin that look.
 
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