SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q PS11 Review
Published: 29th January 2015 | Source: SilverStone | Price: £40.99 |
Up Close: Exterior
The PS11B is a simple looking craft. Plain sides bulge slightly both to give a degree of rigidity and to accommodate the sound absorbing foam liners within.
Unlike the W version which has vents for 2x120mm fan mounts the roof of the Q is totally flat, lending a clean look rarely seen these days. Although some might call the aesthetics of the PS11B plain, we are actually quite taken by the simplicity of them.
The Front I/O is located at the top edge of the case consisting of a separate power and reset button along with a pair of USB3.0s and a set of audio connections. Under these there's room for two 5.25" drives with the blanking plates sitting just above a nice chromed effect Silverstone Logo strip.
Although all plastic we think the mock hairline brushed Aluminium and chrome effect strip are done well and lend a sense of class to the overall aesthetic. Unlike the W model which has an all mesh front, the Q has intake slits down the side of the front panel through which the case must intake it's air. Behind this there's a single 120mm fan.
The rear of the case is a pretty standard ATX affair. What is surprising is that even though this is a very well priced case at just a smidge over £40 Silverstone have not included a rear extract fan. If you happen to have one knocking around then there's room for a 120mm unit, but otherwise you'll have to make do with leaving your hot air to make its own way out of the case. Being full ATX though there are at least the full compliment of 7 PCI covers although strangely for a "Silent" case these are vented as opposed to solid. Still, at least they'll let more of the warm air out.
The case stands on four rather hard plastic feet, with no evidence of foam dampening in evidence. There is though a large mesh filter which runs underneath the PSU and base fan location area.