SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q PS11 Review

The Build

SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q

The Build

A bag of screws, a security bracket and four cable ties, what more could a man want?  Maybe a single sheet of instructions with print and diagrams so small we couldn't read them even if we gave up and traded in our man cards.  On a more serious note, Silverstone do publish an online manual, and all the bolts and screws you need are included, it's just there's not a lot of them.

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Even with our beefy CoolerMaster V1000 PSU in there there's still plenty of room to move the cables rearwards through either of the large PSU cut outs.  Although it's unlikely you're going to want to place a massive PSU in here, it's nice to know there's a total of 225mm of room to play with.  The Motherboard drops in easily enough but is perhaps a bit tight along the top edge, and as you can see the space afforded by the gap in the drive cages lines up nicely with the PCI slots on the motherboard enabling long GPUs to be mounted.

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As it's tight up top we found it advisable to bring the 8pin CPU cable through before the motherboard was placed.  We're not saying it can't be done otherwise, just that this is a lot easier this way.  Turning the case around we can also see that it's been a relatively easy job to obtain a decent loom of the cables on this minimal build

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Things are also quite tidy around the front, even if there aren't any rubber grommets to speak of.  If you're planning on inserting a good old fashioned tower air cooler, anything up to 161mm will fit fine, which means you should be able to find something of a decent size with nice low fan speeds to keep the noise down.

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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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