Silverstone PS 08 Case Review

Up Close: Interior

Silverstone PS 08 Case Review

 

Up Close:  Interior

You're not seriously expecting the interior of a £35 case to be painted are you?  Well neither were we.  Just goes to show how dangerous preconceptions can be doesn't it.  Painted the same colour as the exterior, whether it be the black or the white model the paint job is decent, but has clearly been done once the case has been assembled.  We know this because we delve into all the nooks and crannies.  We do this  so you don't have to.  Just think of it as a service we provide.  With both side panels removed (they're secured with thumb bolts by the way, and yes we were expecting simple screws also) we see a truly gargantuan motherboard cut out.  Actually it's about as large as on your average case, it's just that this case is really quite small so it looks much bigger.  There are otherwise no luxuries in here though, no rubber grommets, and no pads for the PSU to sit on, let alone roof ventilation.

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The two 5.25" bays are not of the tool-less variety, but who wants to be tool-less when you can have a good old fashioned screw we say.  Further down there's room for up to 4x3.5" drives and a single 2.5" drive.  No external 3.5" so we're afraid you're going to have to find a new home for your old floppy. (Ahem) 

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No, those aren't rubber pads for the PSU, they're the plugs from the case feet protruding into the bottom of the case.  The PSU is up top remember.  The interior of the case is actually quite pleasant, with no sharp edges and just enough room to work.  Although  there's no rear fan fitted at the point of delivery, there's holes for an 80 or 92mm unit.

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For us the reverse side of the case is actually holds more interest and excitement than is actually understandable, or for that matter healthy.  it's where the action happens, it's where we tidy our cables.  It's where we get to be OCD.  We're going to have fun here then because there's not a lot to work with.  Still, with the large cut out are to the side of the drive bays we should have somewhere to stash all those unwanted cables.

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Just as well there is a big cut out because with just 8mm at most, and 5mm at worst you'd be lucky to get more than a few fan cables back here.  But seriously, this is unfair criticism of a case at this price point.  If we're honest we think it's pretty damn good. 

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13-05-2013, 04:06:11

tinytomlogan
Here we take a look at the PS 08, a small Mid tower from prolific case manufacturer Silverstone and part of their Precision value line

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...064942351l.jpg


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13-05-2013, 04:44:17

Excalabur50
In my opinion it would have looked much nicer if they left the front flat the indent just don't look right to me, but all in all an alright budget case, A Nice review Gary.

13-05-2013, 04:47:53

maniac
i know it's a budget case and all but i really dont like that shape. it would've been much nicer if it was a box shape imo.

13-05-2013, 07:24:56

barnsley
The white doesn't really help it. On the plus side, it has better cable management then most of the cases in that price point and it'll be better built. Just need to see it in black before I'd use it over something like the K280 from coolermaster.

13-05-2013, 07:43:35

SieB
Really not liking the look of this case. For the money though, it's not to bad I suppose.

13-05-2013, 08:18:23

F-alienware
I love it ! totally retro.

Cheers for the review Gary.

13-05-2013, 10:29:35

Saltire35
Not my cup of tea, but for 35 quid it seems excellent value for money.

Personally though, I think I'd save up a bit more and get the FD Arc Midi v2 or even the Core 3000.

13-05-2013, 12:02:01

F-alienware
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Originally Posted by Saltire35 View Post
Not my cup of tea, but for 35 quid it seems excellent value for money.

Personally though, I think I'd save up a bit more and get the FD Arc Midi v2 or even the Core 3000.
What I like most about it is that it's stunningly ugly. I'd love to pack a pocket rocket in there with a GTX 670 and have the last laugh.

I have a Core 2 Wolfdale rig sitting about somewhere and I think once I can afford a GPU for it I will pick up one of these and build a fragbox with it.

13-05-2013, 12:05:50

Robi_G
Try reviewing some casecom cases at the 30 mark, toolless drive bays, behind motherboard cable management, lots of ventilation I'd say something like the K5-9388 (they don't seem to do names) would be better than this.

14-05-2013, 11:45:45

badtaylorx
hey tom, can you get a new Raven and STOMP it into oblivion please???
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