SilverStone PS10 Review

Up Close: Interior

SilverStone PS10 Review

Up Close:  Interior.

Although bestowed with a reasonable sized CPU cut out and plenty of un grommeted cable management holes, the interior of the PS10 is not exactly cavernous.  This is mainly due to the dominance over the interior of the 5.25" and 3.5" bays, both of which protrude a good third of the way into the interior.  At least Silverstone have built in enough internal width to enable the PS10 to take tower coolers up to 169mm in height.

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As previously noted, these days we struggle to think what you could possibly need four 5.25" drive bays for, but hey, if you need them, they're there for you and not only that, they have tool free fitting mechanisms.

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Main internal storage is provided by a rack of five trays each of which is able to take a 3.5" or 2.5" drive.  The total height of this rack is some 260mm which means that Silverstone aren't really making a lot of use of the space on offer.  More than that however we feel they've missed a massive opportunity.   If they'd sacrificed one of the 5.25" drive bays they'd have had a space around 290mm to play with.  Why is this important we hear you ask?  Well with most 240mm rads coming in around the 270mm mark there would have been enough room to stick a rad or AIO up front.  As it is though, the space is that limited that even the inner edge of the drive bay can only be removed if you drill the rivets.  This of course limits the max GPU length quite significantly to only 11.5"

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A hex mesh area at the rear of the case provides ventilation for the PSU, and with the PCU cable cut out located quite anteriorly there is very little limitation on the size of PSU you can use.  As noted when we toured the exterior, there's also a grill for a 120mm fan although none is provided.

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With the external mesh filter removed (why would you want to filter the warm air leaving a case) we can see that there are fittings for both 120mm and 240mm fans.  We're keen to see if the PS10 can redeem itself by offering native water cooling support in the roof, fingers crossed, as without this it's not really got a lot going for it.

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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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