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Silverstone PS05

Stylish enclosure with a lot of potential for cooling

Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 12.06.2011
Manufacturer: Silverstonetek
Product Group: Enclosures
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PS05

 

Silverstone PS05 - Stylish enclosure with a lot of potential for cooling
 

There's also a version of the case with a side window, but ours is the SST-PS05B, which is black inside and out, but doesn't have the window. The overall styling of the PS05 sits somewhere between stylish and all-out gaming, the front and roof panels are shaped, but not too eye-catching. With the case out of the box the first thing to notice was the weight, at just 6,2 kg it's really easy to work with.

 

Front

 

Silverstone PS05 - Stylish enclosure with a lot of potential for cooling
 

Looking at the front panel we see the usual four external 5,25" bays but also two external 3,5" bays. This is an odd decision, because usually in the current day there's just an adapter for installing a single 3,5" device to one of the 5,25" bays. This will also mean that there's less room for internal 3,5" bays.

 

Top

 

Silverstone PS05 - Stylish enclosure with a lot of potential for cooling
 

There's another plastic bezel covering the roof and this one comes with a removable dust filter that also acts as fan mount for two 120 mm fans. The idea is good and installing the fans couldn't be easier, but with the fans in place the dust filter is no longer easily removable. At the front of the roof there are the power- and reset buttons and behind those are two USB2.0-connections and the audio jacks. No USB3.0-connectivity here, unfortunately.

 

Rear

 

Silverstone PS05 - Stylish enclosure with a lot of potential for cooling
 

Looking at the back it's the usual layout with the power supply at the bottom, seven expansion slots in the middle and a single 120 mm exhaust fan at the top. Things to notice here are the tool-free quick lock that locks all the expansion cards in place and that just two of the expansion slot covers are re-usable, the other five have to be forced off and can't be re-used. I suppose this saves production costs, but again it's a bit strange spot to save on.

 

Bottom

 

Silverstone PS05 - Stylish enclosure with a lot of potential for cooling
 

At the bottom there's more ventilation, this time for the power supply and yet another optional 120 mm fan. Both openings have dust filters, but the filters are inside the case, meaning that they are impossible to remove for cleaning when the PSU and fan are installed. Really there's not much point in having dust filters if cleaning them is made so difficult.




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