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Nanoxia Project S ATX HTPC Chassis Review (Page 6)

By Chad Sebring on Jan 9, 2017 08:08 am CST - 2 mins, 30 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Nanoxia

Case Build & Finished Product

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Using the regular suspects when it came to our components list, we are left with a lot of room to spare inside of the Project S. Gobs of room at the front of the chassis and along the top for water cooling, hanging a radiator at the back is easily accomplished, but due to our PSU choice, we are limited on the left side of the chassis for extra cooling.

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When it came to wiring this chassis, we had no issues grouping the wires under the hook and loop straps, and with so many tie points delivered, there is no reason not to tie down the wiring. While not the prettiest job in wire management we have been able to accomplish, all of the wiring is kept high enough not to drag on the table, or move under the castors while attempting o reassemble the chassis.

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At this point, we made sure the inner section matches up side to side, and then gently push the components inside of the outer shell. The rails and casters make this effortless, and we then replaced the four thumbscrews in the back, so that the tray did not accidentally come out.

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We did find the rear I/O opening to be a bit small and required us to fight with the dust shield to get it into place properly. The card slid right into place and access to the screws is wide open. Even when it came to the PSU, once we installed the support pads, the holes line right up as we squished the PSU isolation gasket to secure the PSU into the Project S.

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At this point, we are just about ready to get to the testing phase. As we get our last look at the Project S before adding power, the overall aesthetic is still clean, just that now you can see components through the tinted tempered glass top panel.

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This is one of the options when it comes to chassis orientation. You can run the Project S like this so that it can set to the right of your monitor and still see inside of the chassis. You can also set it on what is now the top, and use it sitting off to the left. Just put the feet on the chassis where you need them.

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We chose green as the color option, with red, blue, white, and off as some of the eight options of color you can choose. We also notice that while the HDD activity LED is always red, the LED in the power button also changes to match the strip along the bottom. Using the 120mm fan sent inside of the chassis to cool the radiator, temperatures for the Cores was not as good as it could be, but we were only getting 32dB of noise outside of the chassis while running it at full speed.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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