SilverStone PS10 Review

Cooling Options

SilverStone PS10 Review

Cooling Options

As usual we've mounted our trusty NZXT HAVIK 120 Cooler into the test case to help in giving comparison with other cases.  The Havik 120 stands 160mm tall so there's a good 9mm of space on offer before you reach the maximum 169mm allowed by the PS10, meaning in simple terms that it will take a good many of even the larger traditional tower coolers on the market today.

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With an ever increasing trend towards AIOs though it's nice to see manufacturers offering more than just a cursory nod with a 120mm AIO in the rear.  The power bulge in the roof isn't just there to make the case look ugly, it actually serves a purpose.  By slightly extending the height of the case Silverstone have made the gap between the motherboard and the roof 60mm.  This in turn means that a good many of the 240mm rad based AIOs, such as the Seidon 240M we've used below will fit just fine provided the overall depth does not exceed 60mm.  This does of course rule out the Mighty Corsair H105 which is a shame, but there are plenty of other decent 240mm AIOs out there to chose from.  It's also worth mentioning that as the roof bulge is centrally mounted as opposed to being off set to one side there's no internal off set to throw the rad and fans away from the Motherboard which would have given just that little bit more leeway.  We can of course understand why this is, Nobody likes and off set bulge (Ahem)

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You might think that what you're looking at below is the 4 bay 5.25" rack and the 5 bay 3.5"/2.5" rack, but what you're actually looking at is a missed opportunity.  Had Silverstone opted to only allow for 3x2.5" bays and made the interior wall of the 3.5" rack removable by any means other than drilling out rivets, like you know, for example these things called screws, then it would have been a cinch to get pretty much any 240mm radiator on the gap, up to and including the Monster 80mm units from Alphacool.  As it is though if you want to do this you're going to have to get the Dremel out and get cutting.

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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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