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SilverStone PS10 Case Review

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Posted April 14, 2014 by Joe Kershner in Cases & PSU

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $49.99 + $7.99 shipping @ newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great build quality and aesthetics, sound dampening panels, cable management, custom water cooling support.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Non modular hard drive cage, cable routing holes unprotected
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The SilverStone PS10 case has an overall great design and its build quality is superb. It's definitely worth considering if you are in the market for a budget-friendly case.
by Joe Kershner
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System Build

Here is what we used for this build. Hardware –

  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990fx R2.0
  • GPU: Sapphire R9 280x
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX (2x4GB)
  • PSU: Raidmax RX-1000AE
  • DRIVES: Western Digital 3.5″, Seagate 2.5″
  • Cpu Cooler: ThermalTake Water 2.0

Installing our hardware into the PS10 was effortless with plenty of space to move everything into place. I’ve had a lot of cases where it was necessary for the Power Supply to be mounted first, but the PS10 wasn’t one of them. Taking a closer look at the space of all hardware, we see there is more then enough room for any sized power supply. With the included intake fan already mounted, I found it best to mount the hard drives using the top racks since the pre-routed cables behind were already ran in that area. Also, while I wasn’t able to redo the rivet job on the right cage support, I was able to move the support over the rivet where it should be and the hard drives stayed in place. Moving over to the board mounted, we can see that there’s just enough room for the Sapphire R9 280x before it hits the hard drive cage but anything longer may have issues and will require some modifications. We used the Thermaltake Water 2.0 in push pull configuration which had no issues and left us plenty of room above to mount two 120mm exhaust fans. Even in push/pull, I can easily see a couple 140mm fans going in. On that note, if you are running a radiator on top and rear, you’ll want to limit the rear to a push setup due to the height of the radiator. Here’s a better view of the space between the top fans and the RAM. We frequently see problems here with cooling setups hitting the RAM, but you should easily be able to get a 240/280mm radiator and 45mm thick in push without worrying about hitting the RAM sticks. Configurations may vary depending on specific setup designs. Here’s a few shots of a top view with the top exhaust fans mounted. Moving to the backside, even with only three tie down points installed, we had no issues with cable management. Here’s a closer look at the 4/8-pin cable routed. With different boards having different layouts, the CPU cutout is big enough to access not only the CPU backplate, but would be fully capable of installing and removing a VRAM block without removing the system from the case. Nice! Here’s a quick shot of the back. Although thumb screws weren’t supplied, I wanted to check clearance. It turns out that thumb screws are able to be used while mounting the expansion cards. Now to sum up everything.

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One Comment


  1.  
    davcc22

    this case is the twin sister to the antec gx700





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