Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4 out of 5 by HamHead Nice small case, not the easiest build.
Spent ages trying to find a mATX case that didn't compromise on cable space, room for my graphics card and cooler etc. Everything fit really snug, using Corsair PSU 600W Modular, 4GB Gainward GTX 760 Phantom and they fit with plenty of extra space. Was difficult at first to build as everything is arranged upside down, the screws were sometimes flimsy and there are two vital screws of which there was no spares offered. Once set up it runs like a dream, great fan and very quiet. Not the nicest looking but for the price its a great alternative to the more expensive brands.
10 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptainScarlet Small Box
Lovely box with filters on both air intakes.
Its tight and didn't help I kept putting the PSU in upside down. Very good airflow just front fan is either very slow or super fast and loud.
14 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark1023 Very good, but not perfect
A very nice looking small tower case.
The "upside-down" configuration for the motherboard puts graphics card heatsinks facing upwards, which is useful if they're fanless. And the PSU can be mounted either way up too.
Space inside is rather tight, which means you need to be methodical in the build.
The front 180mm fan has a 2-speed switch, but even on the slower speed it makes quite a noise. A 30-ohm fan-speed reduction adaptor did the trick and made it much quieter, with reported speeds of 500/800 rpm post-adaptation.
The LEDs in the front are rather bright, lighting up the bedroom at night.
07 December 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cpng too loud
Good documentation and smooth installation for the relatively inexperienced system builder that I am.
The fan is disappointing because it produces quite a loud noise from its bearings. It's OK at low speed (400rpm), which fortunately I can afford temperature-wise, but I fear the low air flow will spoil the positive pressure and the CPU fan will suck in dusty air through the sides and back.
I looked at the documentation before buying and made sure that PSU and memory would fit. However, there is a lack of space between the drive cage and my board's PSU connectors as well as the USB3 headers. Both of these come with very stiff cables and I had to bend the case's USB3 cable uncomfortably hard.
The HDD's seek noise gets amplified a lot, so I am still quite far away from my dream of a silent PC. Fortunately there is no vibration from the HDD's spinning.
14 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FatalError Awesome build quality
The case has every feature I'd expect and even more for the price, its brilliantly build and looks the part!
27 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnW Quality Case. Slightly let down by Fan Noise
Don't get me wrong this is a fantastic case, very high quality and I have two of them!
The motherboard fitting is strange as it is inverted, but by experience and measuring internal component temperatures, things run much cooler, it's a bit of a design triumph IMO. It's a shame an ATX motherboard won't fit, or Silverstone haven't something very similar for full ATX to compliment this design.
With all the blurb you may think you have the best of both worlds with the fan, not so. Great for cooling in its high speed setting, all the air volume you could wish for. If you wind the speed of the fan right down with a Fanmate wanting a quiet system then the bearing has a constant tick, wind the speed down further and there is the squeal mentioned by another reviewer. So not recommended for a quiet system, I'll need to try a replacement.
Apart from the fan it's 100% can't fault it.
16 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NWCoast High quality, great airflow, easy build
First build, piece of cake. Cable routing is pretty good (just enough space behind the mobo tray), and the removable mobo tray is useful. The only tricky bit is the top of the case, where an ATX psu will make it a bit of a squeeze between psu outputs and an optical drive - I used a laptop drive, which I think made my life a lot easier...build quality is pretty good, not absolutely top-notch though. One of the side panels required a little bit too much brute force to get back into place (thick power cables behind the mobo tray were the cause of the problem for me; kind of unavoidable, unfortunately, but not too bad). Overall, very impressed, easy case to build with.
01 October 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Oliver Nice.... but not that nice.
Having used Lian Li cases in the past I thought i'd take a shot at Silverstone due to their reputation. Despite the description this case is defininately more steel than aluminium. I found the internal steel sheet structure to be a bit flimsy and easy to bend, but it all went together in the end. You need to be careful choosing a short PSU, and a tall, narrow CPU cooler as the hard drive cage covers half the motherboard, and with the cables there isn't massive amounts of clearance. I made the mistake of ordering a Shiruken, which is totally the wrong shape. This case is a strange mix of high end, like the fan and front plate, and cheap and nasty, like the hard drive cage and slot covers. The flimsy bits are all hidden inside, so once it is assembled it is fine, just not up to the standard of an all-aluminium case like the Lian Li PC-A04B.
30 September 2013