Noblesse in the test: Housing in a duel with the Chieftec CS-601

Noblesse in the test: Housing in a duel with the Chieftec CS-601


If enclosures used to be a means to an end, lay them Many computer users increasingly value the quality and features when purchasing a new case. We want to take this trend into account and from today we will put some current and popular cases on the test stand in loose succession. We don't just want to evaluate the exterior, but above all pay attention to the inner values, i.e. how many drives can be installed, how it looks with the ventilation or any special features. Since the modding of housings also plays a role for many, we will also deal with these possibilities to a limited extent. For all LAN friends, weight and theft protection will come up as criteria in the reviews. But let's start now. In our first review we will put the well-known and popular CS-601 case against the new Noblesse Mini Server case. The Noblesse case was made available to us for this review by Listan , for which we would like to take this opportunity to thank.

Noblesse from the left
Noblesse, flap open
Noblesse from the right
Noblesse, door open
Noblesse, door and flap open

Scope of delivery

The 10kg noblesse case comes in a sturdy box, After opening, the housing is well protected by a plastic bag and protected against impact by two styrofoam molded parts. In addition to the usual screws for plug-in cards and drives, the scope of delivery also includes three rubber feet. Two of them can be attached in openings provided under the housing, the third is provided with an adhesive film and can be glued freely to the housing base in order to avoid the transmission of vibrations. A 3.5 'and a 5.25' drive cover are included, but are already missing from the case. Of course, there is also a cover for the ATX connection panel, as well as two extra slot brackets. The main feature of the Noblesse is the so-called USB/Firewire multi port kit already built in by Listan. This is built into the bottom of the housing and hidden behind a flap that can be easily pushed up so that the port kit is well protected during transport. The cable bundle supplied provides the necessary connection, via which the board connections are tapped on the outside and then connected to the port kit via D-Sub connectors.

Scope of delivery
Detail: 'Portkit and front blowholes'
Detail: 'Cable whip'

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