SilverStone PS10 Review

Up Close: Overview and Front

SilverStone PS10 Review

Up Close:  Overview and Front

Measuring 219.9 mm (W) x 480mm (H) x 521.5mm (D), the PS10 is about average for a mid tower case.  There are no windows on offer here, however each of the bulged side panels are lined with sound absorbing foam.  The front of the case is essentially flat, but with raised shoulders into the midline projecting from the front.  We're still undecided whether we like the aesthetics, with the over all impression of the case being that it lies somewhere between quiet and reserved and power bulged gamer.  

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The bulges continue when we look at the roof of the case, and what also sticks out to us is the huge tonal gap between the black of the case and the black of the plastic front.  And before anyone says it's just how the light is reflecting off it, we've lit the case differently in each of the pictures below.  What you see in the pictures is representative of the real world appearance of the case.

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There's minimal ventilation into the front of the case, however Silverstone have included hex mesh filters, each of which are easily removed by means of a small clip at their upper edge revealing a slatted structure beneath.  These mesh filtered intakes represent the only air inlet into the front.  Great for noise reduction, bad for cooling.

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Towards the top there are no less than four 5.25" drive bays.  Although this is in principal very handy, with the demise of optical media we're struggling to think what you might want them all for. 

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The power and reset buttons are short travel stealth types, with a nice angled LED  strip indicating power and activity status.  below these we find a brace of USB3.0s and the usual audio sockets.

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28-04-2014, 09:04:06

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...173404485l.jpg

How will the new low noise, low cost case from the boys at Silverstone measure up?

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28-04-2014, 09:22:03

barnsley
I had to look at the photos before reading as it looks like their 30 RL04B with different panels. It basically is. It kind of feels like it was designed up way before making really nice, cheap cases was a thing. Maybe now Corsair and NZXT are making nice 'wallet friendly' (50) cases, things will improve even more and this will be considered sub par. Which is a shame really as 6 months ago this would be a gem.

28-04-2014, 09:24:44

Wraithguard
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I had to look at the photos before reading as it looks like their 30 RL04B with different panels. It basically is. It kind of feels like it was designed up way before making really nice, cheap cases was a thing. Maybe now Corsair and NZXT are making nice 'wallet friendly' (50) cases, things will improve even more and this will be considered sub par. Which is a shame really as 6 months ago this would be a gem.
Almost exactly what I was thinking especially as the Phantom 240 is due May 16th for the same price
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