SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

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SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

July 6, 2012 by Lawrence Lee

Product
SilverStone Precision PS07
microATX Case
Manufacturer
Street Price
US$80

SilverStone has a reputation for well-built towers with stylish aluminum facia but they also have a lesser known line of more mainstream models. The Precision series is essentially a budget family of towers, often with plastic fronts without some of the amenities associated with high-end SilverStone cases. Their latest seems to be sort of a hybrid, a more affordable version of the Temjin TJ08-E microATX tower, retaining much of the original design.

The TJ08-E surprised us with good performance despite its more compact size (total volume is only about 30 L). Its upside-down motherboard design was interesting but we felt the enormous 18 cm intake fan was primarily responsible. We were also impressed with its clever modular design. Every part of the case could be taken apart, making installation and service trouble-free for such a small case.


The Preicison PS07 box.

The Precision PS07 carries over the TJ08-E's basic layout and features except for one main difference. The 18 cm intake fan and large vent has been replaced with a pair of 12 cm models and ventilation slots running down side of and under the front bezel. It's a design used by many "silent" cases that produces a more stylish look, along with less direct path between user and noise source, but it can also restrict airflow.


The case.

Aesthetically, the Precision PS07 is cleaner and more attractive than its predecessor. The front bezel is flat with everything flush against the surface and gone is TJ08-E's awkwardly placed external 3.5 inch drive bay in the bottom right corner. The aluminum facia has been replaced with a plastic one accented by a striped aluminum band running down the left side. The start and reset buttons as well as the front ports are positioned vertically rather the horizontal orientation of the TJ08-E.


Accessories.

The accessory pack includes the same goodies as the TJ08-E: a manual, screws, zip-ties and an internal USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter (in case your motherboard doesn't have a USB 3.0 header). As the PS07 lacks an external 3.5 drive bay, a 5.25 inch adapter kit is also thrown in.

Specifications: SilverStone Precision PS07
(from the product web page)
Model No. SST-PS07B (Black)
SST-PS07W (White)
Material High-strength plastic front panel & aluminum accent, steel body
Motherboard Micro-ATX, DTX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bay External 5.25" x 2
3.5" x 1(transfer bracket for hard drive installation)
Internal 3.5" x 5 , 2.5” x1
Cooling System Front 2 x 120mm fan, 950rpm, 18dBA (PS07B only)
2 x 120mm fan, 1200rpm, 18dBA (PS07W only)
Rear 1 x 120mm fan slot
Expansion Slot 4
Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply Standard PS2(ATX) Optional, max length 180mm*
Expansion Card Compatible up to 13.5 inches in length
Limitation of CPU cooler 165mm
Limitation of PSU Unlimited
Net Weight 5.2 kg
Dimension 210mm(W)x374mm(H)x400mm(D), 31.4 liters
Remark *1 Power supply and optical drive’s combined allowable total length is 399mm including connectors, which may take up additional 20mm. We suggest maximum length for PSU is 180mm (ST1200-G).


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