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Silverstone Precision PS11 – Cheap Doesn’t Always Mean Cheap

Silverstone Precision PS11

Overview

The case is built from steel and uses a mesh front bezel to allow for decent air flow. One thing you don’t usually see in a budget case, but has been more and more popular, is unrestricted air flow in the front. The one fan that is included with the case has nothing blocking it aside from the front mesh.

Silverstone Precision PS11

 This space also allows for extra GPU clearance. You get a grand total of 16.2” of clearance for even the longest of graphics cards. Most cards won’t need the extra room, but it’s nice to know your options aren’t limited by choosing an affordable option.

Silverstone Precision PS11

Storage space also won’t be an issue with this enclosure. In the front near the bottom you will find three mounts for 3.5” drives, each of which has a quick release lever. On top of the case is a bay for a single SSD or 2.5” HDD. The SSD sled is attached with a thumb screw for easy removal. A second SSD sled can be found hanging from the bottom of the optical drive bays, of which there are 2 available.

Despite the fact that the case only comes with one preinstalled fan, there are ample locations to install additional fans. The front of the case will allow for one more to be installed installed directly below the one Silverstone provides. The drive cage will have to be removed temporarily to allow for the second fan to be installed. An option to replace them with 140mm fans is also available.

Silverstone Precision PS11

The rear exhaust has space for a single 120mm fan, the bottom has space for another, and the top of the case has space for two more.

Silverstone Precision PS11

The upper fans are also off center. This practice is relatively new, and welcome. The more OCD of enthusiasts will have trouble with this one, but having the fans positioned closer to the windowed panel leaves far more clearance space for the motherboard. Anyone who’s used a closed loop cooler, or a full water cooling setup is smiling right now.

Silverstone Precision PS11

The bottom has one mount for a 120mm  fan, and here you will find the 4 screws necessary to remove the lower drive cage.

I should mention that both the top and bottom have dust filters included.

Silverstone Precision PS11

The bottom mesh is flexible and fits under some hooks bent into the bottom of the case.

Silverstone Precision PS11

The top is held on with clips making it far less practical to remove for cleaning. An outer mesh on the top would have been easier to clean.

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