The Silverstone case arrives in a very plain brown box which we would assume helps to keep production costs down even further as there is no full colour printing process required.
Inside the box the chassis is sandwiched between two pieces of heavy duty stryofoam and is wrapped in a protective film to help ensure no stratches occur during shipping. There are not many accessories supplied with the case, just a bag of screws, a PSU retention bracket and a product overview leaflet.
Our first impressions were how light the case felt when we lifted it out of the box. This is due in part to the thinness of the structure, which is obviously important to keep down costs. An upside of this is that the case will be very easy to carry to LAN parties.
The front and top has a plastic, mesh surrounding which helps to add a little accenting to the plain metal design – it is easy removed. It is relatively strong and we can’t see any parts breaking off under normal use. The top has a removable fan cover that can support up to two 120mm fans (not supplied).
The top offers support for a microphone and headset as well as two USB ports.
The front has a grill at the bottom with a subtle Silverstone logo taking centerstage. Moving upwards we have support for two 3.5″ drive bays and four 5.25 ” drive bays.
The rear has a 120mm fan installed, the PSU is bottom mounted.
The image above shows the plastic surrounding which is mounted to the metal chassis underneath.
The case implements a simple detachment panel to get access to the internal mounting structure for video cards and other devices – only the top and bottom expansion slots are reusable. There is also support for water cooling tubes with punch out openings as can be seen in the image above. Sadly there are no grommets to protect the tubing, so filing burrs would be required to prevent possible punctures and leaks.
The bottom of the chassis has support for two more fans and is supplied with removable dust filters.