Silverstone PS 08 Case Review
Published: 13th May 2013 | Source: Silverstone | Price: £35.99 |
Up Close: Interior
You're not seriously expecting the interior of a £35 case to be painted are you? Well neither were we. Just goes to show how dangerous preconceptions can be doesn't it. Painted the same colour as the exterior, whether it be the black or the white model the paint job is decent, but has clearly been done once the case has been assembled. We know this because we delve into all the nooks and crannies. We do this so you don't have to. Just think of it as a service we provide. With both side panels removed (they're secured with thumb bolts by the way, and yes we were expecting simple screws also) we see a truly gargantuan motherboard cut out. Actually it's about as large as on your average case, it's just that this case is really quite small so it looks much bigger. There are otherwise no luxuries in here though, no rubber grommets, and no pads for the PSU to sit on, let alone roof ventilation.
The two 5.25" bays are not of the tool-less variety, but who wants to be tool-less when you can have a good old fashioned screw we say. Further down there's room for up to 4x3.5" drives and a single 2.5" drive. No external 3.5" so we're afraid you're going to have to find a new home for your old floppy. (Ahem)
No, those aren't rubber pads for the PSU, they're the plugs from the case feet protruding into the bottom of the case. The PSU is up top remember. The interior of the case is actually quite pleasant, with no sharp edges and just enough room to work. Although there's no rear fan fitted at the point of delivery, there's holes for an 80 or 92mm unit.
For us the reverse side of the case is actually holds more interest and excitement than is actually understandable, or for that matter healthy. it's where the action happens, it's where we tidy our cables. It's where we get to be OCD. We're going to have fun here then because there's not a lot to work with. Still, with the large cut out are to the side of the drive bays we should have somewhere to stash all those unwanted cables.
Just as well there is a big cut out because with just 8mm at most, and 5mm at worst you'd be lucky to get more than a few fan cables back here. But seriously, this is unfair criticism of a case at this price point. If we're honest we think it's pretty damn good.