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SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:34 am

SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Today, SilverStone sent Legit Reviews their newest mid tower from their Precision Series, the PS05. With a price tag that won't violate your bank account, black interior and offering tool-less installation among a few other features, the PS05 could very well find a spot on your desk. Let's take a peek and find out what this case offers.

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Overall, I like the SilverStone PS05. With the current price of $39.99 after rebate, I think it's a steal. It offers great features, a great look, and sturdy construction, which is a feature usually found in more expensive cases. Oh, and it has no issue fitting in a GTX 480 (with a little maneuvering, mind you).



Article Title: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1358/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $39.99 after rebate
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby Z999z3mystorys » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:41 am

oh, a GTX 480 could fit in there? nice, still I'd say if your spending $500 on a GPU, you case budget should be higher than $40, still, looks good in that price range.
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby Sttm » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:23 am

Great feature set but it just looks so shitty from the front; with how the lines angle inward going down to the fan and the cheap looking teeth on the sides.
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby Optix » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:12 pm

I smell clearance issues if you fill the case with fans.

With the exception of the 3.5" drive bays this case looks very much like the Thermaltake V3 right down to the little center post that keeps your motherboard in place while you fasten it down. That is was the only good thing about the V3. I wouldn't be surprised if the OEM who made the V3 makes this one.

The top fans will mount over the upper edge of your motherboard and if you are using a board like the Gigabyte H55M-USB like I am it will cause clearance issues with the 8-pin power connector and all 4 DIMM slots while crowing your CPU area meaning your after market heatsink may not fit.

The bottom fan that can be placed in front of the PSU will likely have clearance issues as well with any PSU above 500 watts. My Ultra X4 is hardly considered large but it hung out over where the outside edge of the bottom fan would be.

Can LR mount some fans, slap some hardware in and see if this is the case?

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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby InspectahACE » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:52 pm

Optix wrote:The top fans will mount over the upper edge of your motherboard and if you are using a board like the Gigabyte H55M-USB like I am it will cause clearance issues with the 8-pin power connector and all 4 DIMM slots while crowing your CPU area meaning your after market heatsink may not fit.


Actually the top fans mount above the chassis itself, but underneath the detachable fan filter. They're not even inside the case technically. The board i used had a 4-pin connector that was located on the top left as well, that was pictured in the review. The only real clearance issue would be the rear fan if you plan to use a good size CPU cooler.
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby Major_A » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:16 pm

I like this case more than most $100 cases. Plain Jane, no LEDs, no windows, etc... I'm with you Inspectah I hate using the cases with integrated standoff screws. Seems like it would cost more to machine the standoffs in the case than including 10 brass standoffs that probably cost a penny. I'm always worried the board might shift and there goes the ground.
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby InspectahACE » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:30 am

Major_A wrote:I'm with you Inspectah I hate using the cases with integrated standoff screws. Seems like it would cost more to machine the standoffs in the case than including 10 brass standoffs that probably cost a penny. I'm always worried the board might shift and there goes the ground.


What is weird in my mind, that there is one spot for a normal brass standoff. Maybe for better grounding?.I didn't catch that at first and screwed in the board bending the hell out of it. Luckily I saw it soon enough to where nothing bad happened. As mentioned, it would have been nice for a spot in the manual touching on that and the mounting technique used in here. Especially for newbies or someone ignorant like me :lol:
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Postby bubba » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:32 am

Major_A wrote:Seems like it would cost more to machine the standoffs in the case than including 10 brass standoffs that probably cost a penny. I'm always worried the board might shift and there goes the ground.

The motherboard tray was stamped out in a die, not machined. The raised area was made with a hole when they stamped the tray out, then the holes tapped for the threads. The removing of the brass material and machine time for the standoff is where the money is saved. Brass isn't cheap nor is machine time.

The reason some mount points are stamped into the case and some having standoffs is because there are holes common to all board layouts, and some that are not. The one that jumps out at me is middle rear of ATX boards. There is a double hole near the video cards, mainly the lower of the two. Most newer boards have this to help support the video card weight, some older ATX boards do not have this hole. so it would short out the ATX board if they made it a stamped stand off rather than a brass standoff. That same hole is however required for a mATX board.
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Re: SilverStone Precision Series PS05 Mid-Tower PC Case Revi

Postby Athlonite » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:40 am

meh more HDD space would have been much more appreciated than the two floppy bays and all of those 5.25" bays i have one DVD burner and no floppy drive other than that it'd make a rather nice little outta the way Home server case in some dark arse corner
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