SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q PS11 Review

Up Close: Exterior

SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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29-01-2015, 08:56:43

SieB
Seems a lot like the CM2 internally, not a bad case for £40 though.Quote

29-01-2015, 10:58:39

Feronix
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Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Seems a lot like the CM2 internally, not a bad case for £40 though.
Funny, it reminded me of the Corsair Spec line up a lot so I went to compare them. Don't know who the OEM is but it's definitely the same!

The single front LED intake fan, the two 5.25"drive bays, the off-set top fan/radiator mounts, the side panel bulges and window. Even the front I/O is the same with the audio ports in the middle with the USB ports on both sides and the power button on the left.
Even the casefeet are the same.

Not to mention the internals

Edit; Well I just noticed the top image of the Spec 02 is actually a spec 01. The Spec 02 has a slightly different shaped window (with one corner 'cut off'). The Spec 02 and PS11 also have the same PCI brackets.

The only things that are different is the front panel bezel, the Corsair coming with a rear fan where the PS11 doesn't, and the PS11 having 2 USB3 ports while the Spec 01 and 02 both only have one.


http://i.imgur.com/h2lBc9S.pngQuote

29-01-2015, 11:14:19

SieB
I was thinking of the Cooler Master CM 690 II but I was wrong now looking at the spec 02, I knew i'd seen the layout before but I got the cases mixed up.

Definitely a OEM of the Spec 02 though Quote
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