British isles price (as reviewed): £TBC (inc. VAT)
US rate (as reviewed): $TBC (exc. tax)
SilentiumPC wasn’t a business I was familiar with or probably even conscious of at all in advance of this assessment. A creature of behavior I’ll normally filter by company for types I’m familiar with or have utilized right before. That can be a excellent factor as you are very likely to get a good-top quality, reputable merchandise, but you have to be mindful to not enable manufacturer loyalty creep in when businesses permit standards slip, and you could miss out on some fantastic items. SilentiumPC’s choices are aimed at the far more funds-friendly close of the spectrum and with most of the products packing three or four lovers out of the box, it also cuts any will need to purchase supplemental scenario admirers. Inspite of the very low cost, SilentiumPC pack the cases with as numerous creature comforts as it does supporters, comparable to how more compact car companies’ base types are packed with what would be highly-priced include-on selections with other extra “premium” makes. Let us see if the Polish-designed Regnum RG6V TG is a person to observe, or just one to miss out on?
For a spending plan circumstance it was unquestionably well packaged, with a individual foam piece preserving the glass panel. It hadn’t happened to me just before that circumstance companies have a pretty cavalier angle in the direction of transporting glass, with no much more safety becoming supplied with any of the glass conditions that have passed through my palms. At minimum not to the best of my recollection.
The circumstance is nice ample to search at. It truly is predominantly your typical black box, but the entrance panel has a sharp angular pinch halfway up, a sample recurring at the best and bottom by way of an indent of the slim gloss-black hexagonal mesh that provides the case its air provide. It really is fairly an intense stance that reminds me of the rear air ducts on current Lamborghinis. In the center of that entrance mesh sits a small badge with a stylised “S” that serves as SilentiumPC’s logo.
The entrance, roof, floor and rear of the scenario are all properly-ventilated, with the previous a few all having filters of some description. The entrance panel is plastic and is hooked up to the metal chassis with a number of press pins, coming off devoid of way too substantially fuss. This is created less difficult by the entrance I/O currently being connected to the roof’s steel panel somewhat than the front plastic area. This front section is in two parts a chunky outer frame that attaches to the circumstance, then a dual-layered central ventilated panel.
The air flow contains a hexagonal wire mesh on the front, with a finer cloth-like filter 12mm powering, each permanently hooked up to the frame of this internal portion. Usually obtaining the filter permanently mounted in this fashion helps make cleaning tough, but the two sections are related by magnets which have been inserted into both equally frames, so the filtered panel can be taken out from the entrance by by itself for a rinse and spin. It really is a incredibly neat and seamless option and rids the entrance of people unattractive boxy filter frames.
Guiding the front panel sit 3 of SilentiumPC’s Sigma HP120 admirers. They are mounted to the exterior of the front admirer rails, but the rails have been inset so you can find 17mm of respiration place amongst the filter and the lovers. The lovers glance the portion on very first inspection, a smooth all-black 9-bladed enthusiast with the SilentiumPC emblem in the centre of the hub, both of those frame and blades experience solid too. Nevertheless, when supplying the supporter blades a squeeze it reveals a somewhat tough and tatty finish to the edges of the blades.
The front can also mount 2x 140mm fans and up to a 60mm-thick 360mm radiator, but any radiator will take in into your GPU clearance. The prime enthusiast mount can choose 2x 120mm or 140mm fans and up to a 280mm radiator. SilentiumPC specifies that 280mm radiator compatibility is only with admirers of 25mm thickness and a rad of 28mm, but supplied I calculated the hole to the VRM heatsink as 52mm and you would also have to apparent the EPS and front I/O cables, it’d be very tight. Doable, but not really a good idea.
The roof and underside of the scenario activity magnetised filters. I like the idea of using a magnetised filter on the bottom as it means it can be removed for cleansing from any route. The bottom of the situation is ventilated from just in entrance of the rear feet, ideal up to in which the front radiator clearance finishes, so delivers airflow to the whole ground and not just the PSU.
A 4th Sigma HP120 supporter is then found at the rear of the circumstance, which has 16mm of vacation among the greatest and least expensive mounting positions. Only 120mm lovers and radiators can be mounted in the rear.
The front I/O has energy and reset buttons, separate headphone and microphone ports and 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Form-A ports. The 2 USB sockets are for some motive orientated in reverse approaches… just to make confident you only ever get your USB product plugged in on the umpteenth attempt. Offered that all the photographs of the situation on the web-site exhibits them struggling with the exact same route, I can only believe this is a production mistake that slipped past QC. Both are however practical while and the inclusion of rubber blanking plugs for both of those audio and USB ports is good contact.
- Proportions (mm) 221 x 443 x 470 (W x D x H)
- Product Steel, plastic, tempered glass
- Accessible colours Black with possibly typical ARGB fans
- Excess weight 6.05kg
- Front panel Power, reset, 2x USB 3.2 GEN 1 (Type A), 1x headphone jack 1x microphone jack
- Push bays 4 x 3.5″/2.5″, 5 x 2.5″
- Form element(s) ATX, micro-ATX
- Cooling 3 x 140mm/120mm entrance lover mounts (3 x 140mm
enthusiasts involved), 1 x 140mm/120mm rear lover mount (1 x 140mm fan provided),
3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm roof admirer mounts (supporters not bundled)
- CPU cooler clearance 180mm
- Optimum graphics card size 419mm
- Extras Removable dust filters, RGB LED controller, eight-port PWM fan hub