SilverStone PS07 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅08-08-12
Exterior

The front of PS07 has a mixture of plastic and aluminium. The outer edge is aluminium whilst the centre uses largely plastic for its material. As with the other elements of this case the front fascia is subtle in its aesthetic design. There are 2x 5.25 drive bay covers at the top of PS07 which are removable from the outside of the case a button simply needs to be suppressed on the side of the case. Running down the left edge are the front panel controls which we will look closer at below.

Around the back of PS07 is an instant pointer that the orientations within this chassis is vastly different to the common computer chassis. Not only is the motherboard tray upside down but it is also reversed -the tray sits on the alternate side and as a result at the bottom of the case is the rear I/O ports opening for the motherboard and a honeycomb mesh area with mounting holes for attaching a 120mm cooling fan (not included). Above this there are a total of 4x PCI expansion slot covers which have ventilation holes to encourage better airflow and then finally at the top is the location for mounting the PSU.

So as you can tell, vastly different from the plethora of cases that are on the market and that we review here at Vortez. This is of great interest; it changes the rules and causes the builder to think outside of the box.


The front and back of PS07


The lower region of the front panel actually opens out this reveals a removable dust filter which has been placed behind 2x 120mm intake fans.


A removable dust filter behind a door


As already mentioned the front panel connectivity can be found running down the left side of the front panel. Available here are:

Power/Reset buttons with activity LEDs
2x USB 3.0 ports via internal motherboard header
Headphone/Microphone jacks


Front panel connectivity including dual USB 3.0


The top panel of PS07 is largely solid and without any features but there is a perforated mesh section marked out towards the back which has a removable dust filter. This dust filter has four strong magnets to hold it in place and covers the PSU when it is mounted. As you can appreciate, removing and cleaning is very easy.


The top of PS07 with removable magnetic dust filter for PSU


Finally, onto the underside. Here SilverStone have given PS07 4x soft rubber feet. Other noticeable aspects on the underside include more ventilation for the front intake cooling fans, screws to hold in the HDD cage which can be removed and the bottom side of the CPU cooler support.

The overall build quality of PS07 is very good; with a thorough look at the externals complete we will now take a look at the internal layout and features.


The underside of PS07


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