Unlike seen in the assembly-pictures, the temperature tests were actually done using
Sapphire HD 4890 graphics card. Other than that the testing procedure was the usual,
case and CPU-cooler fans were set to run at full speed and Furmark and Intel Burntest
were used for the load-tests.
With just a single fan on the case things did get rather toasty inside, with the HDD
remaining at constant 38 C and CPU idling at 48 C. Under load the CPU hit 61 C and
graphic card 86, both of which are still tolerable, but really on the high side.
Plenty of optional cooling possibilities
No cable management
Dust filters very hard to remove
Just a single fan as standard
Overall then the Silverstone Precision PS05 is exactly what it says in the
description - a simple, inexpensive case for people who just need a basic case. It does
come with features such as tool-free installation and dust-filters, but as we've seen
before with some cheap cases, these don't work quite as well as on more expensive cases.
This time it was the dust filters that caused the most problems, because when the
optional fans are installed, none of the filters remains easily accessible for cleaning.
Also the expansion slot quick lock, combined with a long and heavy card, didn't feel
quite as sturdy as we'd hoped. Due to just a single fan the temperature results weren't
too good, either. If you don't mind any of these nags then the PS05 is still a good
choice, but when it comes to budget cases, I still prefer the Antec 300.