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NZXT Whisper

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The boy 4rm oz 7th November 2008, 10:23 Quote
I like most things NZXT but the temp performance is fairly bad on this case. It has a real server look and feel to it IMO. I think it has great potential. Remove those front 2 HDD racks, more the other 2 forward slightly and mount two 360mm or 240mm radiators., perfection lol.
Dreaming 7th November 2008, 11:16 Quote
Looks really similar to a P182 in basically the whole design idea and implementation. It's slightly differentiated obviously but it's basically the same design.

And by my recollection the P182 is much cheaper!
Gremlin 7th November 2008, 12:26 Quote
Not to mention the P182 is better looking and higher quality IMO
naokaji 7th November 2008, 14:00 Quote
It reminds me of the Antec Fridge Case, anyway, Silence is good, but by buying quality fans you can reduce noise as well and thats not limited to a certain case, so in my opinion the better option.
Xtrafresh 7th November 2008, 14:58 Quote
I dont think you are being really fair in this case (groan)...

The case is called the whisper, and with all that harddrive space i could only ever think of this thing as a home server case. You know, 2nd hand AMD 3000, onboard video and a ton of harddisks. You guys reviewed it as a gaming case. I had to literally search for your comments on how well it performs acoustically, for a case called the whisper, thats a bit disappointing.

I dont disagree with your conclusion though, i'd get the P182 or the Akasa every time, even for servers.
Baz 7th November 2008, 15:10 Quote
We only ever discuss acoustic performance on the last page, and it is really rather quiet, although not the quietest.

It's not billed as a home server, or an HTPC case though, it's billed as a silent case that doesn't compromise on performance or features. We review every case based around what we'd want from our own chassis - it's all right there in the scores; performance, build quality, features, ease of use and value, and fit the same hardware into every case for testing.

Other cases manage to combine excellent cooling with low noise, so why shouldn't that be what we'd expect? Just because a chassis bills itself as low noise isn't an excuse for poor thermal performance. Conversely, we've marked cases down for being too noisy in the past, despite excellent cooling. The trick is finding that sweet spot in the middle.
jhanlon303 8th November 2008, 02:45 Quote
I'll have to stick with my BestBuy Rocketfish Lian-Li. LL will spoil most anyone.

John
Amon 8th November 2008, 04:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
NZXT might not be the most revered case manufacturer
Too much time on the bong, I see. Jokes :D

I really, really am not a fan of NZXT after using an assortment of them for friends. Airflow issues plague the majority of their offerings and not just the Whisper. They're also deceptively heavy, and the plastic fascias of their cheaper pieces are made of pencil leads.
Sparrowhawk 8th November 2008, 04:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
NZXT might not be the most revered case manufacturer
Too much time on the bong, I see. Jokes :D

I really, really am not a fan of NZXT after using an assortment of them for friends. Airflow issues plague the majority of their offerings and not just the Whisper. They're also deceptively heavy, and the plastic fascias of their cheaper pieces are made of pencil leads.

Honestly, the only NZXT case I can recommend is the NZXT Zero. Other than that, I dislike their cases.
CharlO 12th May 2010, 16:45 Quote
Ok, what you are saying about the Temps might be true, but as i see it, you can easyly mod it to improve a lot the airflow (Fan between upper and lower compartment) And it will make an amazing case for the price tag.
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