- Brand Name: SilverStone Technology
- Model Number: PS05B
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Color: Black
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 YEAR
SilverStone ATX/Micro ATX Mid Tower Case with Tool-less Installation Design PS05B (Black)
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- All black painting inside with stylish look
- Convenient tool-less installation for nearly all components
- Vibration dampening mounts for hard drives
- Great cooling performance with five 120mm fan slots
- Mid-size tower chassis for all around integration
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-Decent airflow (no need for anything extreme, the build just has a Phenom II X4 945 at stock and a 9500GT as the key heat producers)
-Silence (within reason)
-Zero reliance on side-based intake/exhaust (actually, a set-up like Silverstone's Raven cases where the motherboard is rotated and air comes in the bottom and out the top would have been best for environmental needs, but $150 was well over budget)
-Ease of maintenance
I opted to configure the case with a full complement of five fans (the one included exhaust fan and I bought an additional four fans; I got a Silverstone FN-121 for the front intake, which is the same fan the case comes with for exhaust; I used ZeroTherm ZT-120Fs for the remaining three fans, as the Silverstone FN-121s are sleeve bearing fans and don't like being parallel to the ground). Even with this configuration, the case does a great job at remaining silent- sitting in the office chair, I only hear the CPU heatsink fan and/or CD/DVD drive- a notable improvement from the HP case which ran off a single 80mm exhaust fan. The key is that none of fans in the case need to be high RPM for the build I went for.
Installing the extra fans was a little tougher than expected.Read more ›
The only thing I could think of is that if you are planning on using a large CPU cooler with a 120MM fan this case might not be wide enough. I used a Cooler Master TX3 which has a 92 MM Fan and it fit with some room to spare.
This case in my opinion is attractive and well built for the price point, I like it better than my Antec 300. Wiring can be bit tricky with no built in channel under the motherboard for wires but with wire ties and some time I found plenty of holes to attach the wires running up along side the motherboard. When you turn it on and are in a dark or dim lit room the front pannel prouces a subtle dim blue glow from above the Silverstone logo which I like very much.
As for cooling it works well with one singel 120 mm fan in the back, yet has plenty of room for upgrade with two more mounts on top, one on the bottom and one on the front.
All in all a fine deal !
I've always admired Silverstone cases for their build quality and nice designs, so for a client build, I decided to go with this model.
For the most part, it's a nice case and I really want to like it but...
#1 - Cable Management - I'm used to the extra space behind the motherboard tray to hide extra power cables (Cooler Master & NZXT have plenty of space). From the pictures, it looks like there is enough space to hide cables. Unfortunately, the case is way too narrow so there is not enough space behind the mb tray. I could hide maybe one or two cables, but that's it!
#2 - Hard Disk Rack - This area is poorly designed. After inserting the hard drive (what's with the strange 2 brackets holding the hard disk in place?) the sata cable and sata power plugs protrude from the insertion point. The power sata is not angled so closing the case door pushes against the cable. An angled sata cable barely fits as well. This is due to the narrow design of the case again.
#3 - Please... no more LEDs - I'm not sure what type of case this tries to be, but its definitely not a gaming case! So please get rid of the front LED lights!
Overall, I gave this case 3 stars for being decent, nice quality from Silverstone, but with a few problems others may overlook.
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This case is curious.The whole tool-less selling point being the most curious point of all. Perhaps they do not consider an arc-welder or cutting torch to be tools because these... Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Malone
Just read the product description and highlights...
quick release everything
3982 slots for fans
PSU mounted on the bottom
well... Read more
The case was more than adequate for everything I wanted to do. Great airflow and the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 cooler on my CPU fits perfectly. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by altfiv3
- well packaged
- semi-toolless design. some component installs still required a phillips. Read more