Alright, time for a little unboxing as promised! I will try to keep it short and non boring
First as you can see, the case arrived very well packaged between foam and that is pretty much a standard in the industry now a days.
After removing the shipping protection, i immediately fell in love with the little case. I was already able to feel the quality of the thing, which is actually top notch. Im not impressed, it is SilverStone after all, and without any doubt, they do make quality stuff.
This side has no window, vent hole, nothing. Just like the other side in fact. Thats fine, i prefer blank canvas! I have huge plan for both side
For the top, the whole concept is Okay i guess, the fan grill/dust filter is held with small magnet, well actually it is held with tape but of course im going to change this, it is on the menu, its getting modded
The front is beautiful, simple yet effective. The usual stuff in the front of course, USB 3.0 x 2, Audio, Mic, i will list the specs soon. The two 5.25 bay is for my dual bay res/pump combo, its perfect - i dont need more. Also as you can see there's a 3.5 bay at the bottom, i will put a fan controller in there. I found some pretty device for it! The start and reset switch are not cheap, seriously, you can feel it. Finally the fan filter ''inside'' the front itself is easily removable, you literally push on it trought the case.
Once again, the back is rather simple, probably why i initially liked this case, simple yet beautiful. As you can see now the pci slot are? Yes inverted! Thats one of these little cool case made upside down. This should be interesting for sure
Ok so 4 PCI slot, wichh mean SLI! Still on the back, PSU goes on the top in a kind of ''shroud'' which i actually like. For the back fan: room for a 120mm, maybe 140mm we will know very soon
Inside the case, its packed of feature, seriously theres a tons of them, i am even remvoving some!
Heres the Special features:
- Includes one 180mm Air Penetrator fan for positive pressure cooling
- Removable motherboard tray and top panel
- Quick access filters to prevent dust buildup
- Convenient wire and cable routing pathways
- Adjustable holder for large CPU coolers
- Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly
- Impressive storage capacity up to five 3.5" hard drives and one 2.5" drive
And the specifications while we are at it Model No:
Aluminum front panel, steel bodyMotherboard:
Micro-ATX, DTX, Mini-ITXDrive Bay:
External 5.25" x 2, 3.5" x 1 (compatible with one 3.5” hard drive)Internal:
3.5" x 4 , 2.5” x1Cooling System:
Front 1 x 180mm AP181 intake fan, 700/1200rpm, 18/34dBA (backwards compatible with 140mm fan)Rear:
1 x 120mm fan slot (option)Expansion Slot
: 4Front I/O Port:
USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)Audio:
x 1Power Supply:
1 x optional standard PS2(ATX) up to 160mmExpansion Card:
Compatible up to 13.25” long*, width restriction-6.69"Limitation of CPU cooler:
165mmLimitation of PSU:
160mm (recommended), 180mm (maximum)Net Weight:
210mm(W) x 374mm(H) x 385mm(D), 30.2 litersExtra:
Support two Kensington locks
I also found these remarks while messing on Silverstone website:
1. The maximum recommended combined depth for PSU and optical drive is 382mm plus 20mm room for connectors. We recommend the largest PSU to be no greater than 160mm deep (e.g. ST1000-P)
2. Please install into expansion slots 3 and 4 for graphics card with extension bracket and length of 13.3”
Case is now mostly striped, ready to be modded
As planned so far, the whole thing will be powdercoated very soon.
Top has been removed, which was fairly easy. Took me about 30sec only, couple screw and Voila.
The top itself, which will have some little modification.
Okay so, next on the menu will be the first mod, probably the side windows and also some sleeving, maybe another unboxing between that, so stay tuned, i hope you like this little pearl as much as i do and thanks for watching my unboxing.
Please let me know what you think! Back to IndexEdited by charleybwoy - 2/8/13 at 10:05pm