|SilverStone SST-PS07B mATX Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Doug Dallam|
|Friday, 30 December 2011|
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Closer Look: Interior
Let's start off with a quick overview and clear image of what the PS07 has to offer: (1) bottom air intake; (2) side air intake; (3) four screws to remove the hard drive cage; (4) these are your internal 2.5” mounts; (5) PSU rack; (6) adjustable cooling tower brace.
Breaking down the last image, we'll start with the removable hard drive cage. Four screws on the bottom of the case and the drive cage comes out. You can split the drive cage again by removing two more screws in the drive cage's side and then twisting them a part. The other side slides together without screws.
Here we have the drive cage split and you can see how it slides together. It's a nice, tight fit too. I really can't tell you why SilverStone created a split cage, since they recommend leaving it in for better airflow--even without drives mounted--except that when you change the front fans, you don't need to remove the bottom cage. Being right on the front fans, the cage functions as a fan shroud driving cool air directly into the tower cooler. Image: (1) & (2), high density foam for vibration damping.
In order to get the PSU installed, you'll need to remove the top, which means removing six additional screws, two of which are different from the other four (see bottom of image).
Once you have the top off, you can insert the PSU, and since were on the topic of PSUs, let's take care of the PSU measurement. (The manual is very detailed, giving you exact measurements for the fitting of all components, too.) This is what a 140mm PSU looks like mounted. From the manual: “Power supply and optical drive space in the PS07 share the same plane so the total limit is 399mm (15.7”). We recommend [sic] maximum size for power supply of up to 180mm (7.0”).”
This is how much space you'll have if you decide to fit a whoop-ass 1000wt or 1200wt PSU at 180mm. You can see that at 180mm the PSU begins to encroach on the PSU cable routing hole. Still, you'll have 8.5” of optical drive space.
In order to get the motherboard out, you'll need to remove three screws, shown below.
Now let's take a little closer look inside and take some measurements.