UK value (as reviewed): £TBC (inc. VAT)
US value (as reviewed): $TBC (exc. tax)
SilentiumPC wasn’t an organization I used to be aware of or presumably even conscious of in any respect earlier than this evaluate. A creature of behavior I’ll usually filter by producer for ones I’m aware of or have used earlier than. That may be an excellent factor as you’re more likely to get a good-quality, dependable product, however you must watch out to not let model loyalty creep in when corporations let requirements slip, and you might miss out on some nice merchandise. SilentiumPC’s choices are aimed on the extra budget-friendly finish of the spectrum and with many of the fashions packing three or 4 followers out of the field, it additionally cuts any must buy extra case followers. Regardless of the low value, SilentiumPC pack the circumstances with as many creature comforts because it does followers, just like how smaller automotive corporations’ base fashions are full of what could be costly add-on choices with different extra “premium” manufacturers. Let’s see if the Polish-designed Regnum RG6V TG is one to observe, or one to overlook?
For a price range case it was definitely effectively packaged, with a separate foam piece defending the glass panel. It hadn’t occurred to me earlier than that case producers have a reasonably cavalier perspective in direction of transporting glass, with no extra safety being supplied with any of the glass circumstances which have handed by my fingers. No less than to not the most effective of my recollection.
The case is nice sufficient to take a look at. It is predominantly your typical black field, however the entrance panel has a pointy angular pinch midway up, a sample repeated on the prime and backside by means of an indent of the skinny gloss-black hexagonal mesh that gives the case its air provide. It is fairly an aggressive stance that jogs my memory of the rear air ducts on present Lamborghinis. In the midst of that entrance mesh sits a small badge with a stylised “S” that serves as SilentiumPC’s emblem.
The entrance, roof, flooring and rear of the case are all well-ventilated, with the previous three all having filters of some description. The entrance panel is plastic and is connected to the metal chassis with a number of push pins, coming off with out an excessive amount of fuss. That is made simpler by the entrance I/O being connected to the roof’s metallic panel fairly than the entrance plastic part. This entrance part is in two components; a chunky outer body that attaches to the case, then a dual-layered central ventilated panel.
The air flow includes a hexagonal wire mesh on the entrance, with a finer cloth-like filter 12mm behind, each completely connected to the body of this interior part. Typically having the filter completely mounted on this method makes cleansing troublesome, however the two components are linked by magnets which have been inserted into each frames, so the filtered panel could be faraway from the entrance by itself for a rinse and spin. It is a very neat and seamless answer and rids the entrance of these ugly boxy filter frames.
Behind the entrance panel sit three of SilentiumPC’s Sigma HP120 followers. They’re mounted to the surface of the entrance fan rails, however the rails have been inset so there’s 17mm of respiration area between the filter and the followers. The followers look the half on first inspection, a modern all-black 9-bladed fan with the SilentiumPC emblem within the centre of the hub, each body and blades feeling strong too. Nevertheless, when giving the fan blades a squeeze it reveals a fairly tough and tatty end to the perimeters of the blades.
The entrance also can mount 2x 140mm followers and as much as a 60mm-thick 360mm radiator, however any radiator will eat into your GPU clearance. The highest fan mount can take 2x 120mm or 140mm followers and as much as a 280mm radiator. SilentiumPC specifies that 280mm radiator compatibility is just with followers of 25mm thickness and a rad of 28mm, however given I measured the hole to the VRM heatsink as 52mm and also you’d additionally should clear the EPS and entrance I/O cables, it might be extremely tight. Attainable, however not likely advisable.
The roof and underside of the case sport magnetised filters. I like the thought of utilizing a magnetised filter on the underside because it means it may be eliminated for cleansing from any course. The underside of the case is ventilated from simply in entrance of the rear toes, proper as much as the place the entrance radiator clearance ends, so affords airflow to the entire flooring and never simply the PSU.
A 4th Sigma HP120 fan is then discovered on the rear of the case, which has 16mm of journey between the very best and lowest mounting positions. Solely 120mm followers and radiators could be mounted within the rear.
The entrance I/O has energy and reset buttons, separate headphone and microphone ports and a couple of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Kind-A ports. The two USB sockets are for some cause oriented in reverse methods… simply to be sure to solely ever get your USB machine plugged in on the umpteenth try. Given that each one the photographs of the case on the web site reveals them dealing with the identical course, I can solely assume this can be a manufacturing error that slipped previous QC. Each are nonetheless purposeful although and the inclusion of rubber blanking plugs for each audio and USB ports is sweet contact.
- Dimensions (mm) 221 x 443 x 470 (W x D x H)
- Materials Metal, plastic, tempered glass
- Accessible colors Black with both customary ARGB followers
- Weight 6.05kg
- Entrance panel Energy, reset, 2x USB 3.2 GEN 1 (TYPE A), 1x headphone jack 1x microphone jack
- Drive bays 4 x 3.5″/2.5″, 5 x 2.5″
- Type issue(s) ATX, micro-ATX
- Cooling 3 x 140mm/120mm entrance fan mounts (3 x 140mm
followers included), 1 x 140mm/120mm rear fan mount (1 x 140mm fan included),
3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm roof fan mounts (followers not included)
- CPU cooler clearance 180mm
- Most graphics card size 419mm
- Extras Detachable mud filters, RGB LED controller, eight-port PWM fan hub