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The Silverstone Precision PS07 is a case targeted to microATX motherboards, also supporting the Micro-ITX and Micro-DTX formats. It is bigger than traditional small form factor (SFF) cases, such as the Sugo series models from the same manufacturer (see the Sugo SG05, Sugo SG06, and Sugo SG07 reviews). In fact, the Precision PS07 has similar size and features as the Temjin TJ08-E. Let’s take a look at the new white version of the PS07.
The new white version of the PS07 brings minor improvements over the original black version, with stronger fans and slightly thicker panels.
Both panels are solid, and the white color gave the case a very exquisite look.
[nextpage title=”The Front Panel”]
The front panel of the Precision PS07 is made of plastic with an aluminum strip on the left side (the front panel of the Temjin TJ08-E is entirely made of aluminum) and has two external 5.25” bays, using solid covers. What is unique about this case is that it features two buttons on its left-side panel for releasing the bay covers.
The case comes with two USB 3.0 ports and the traditional audio jacks on the left side of the front panel. See Figure 3. The USB 3.0 ports use an internal connector, and the case comes with an adapter for you to install these ports on a USB 2.0 header, in case your motherboard doesn’t have a USB 3.0 header.
While the Temjin TJ08-E has one big 180 mm fan on its front panel with a two-speed controller, the Precision PS07 comes with two 120 mm fans. This is one of the main differences between the two models.
The black version of the Precision PS07 comes with two SilverStone ST1202512SL-3M fans (950 rpm/18 dBA), while the white version comes with two SilverStone RL4ZS1202512LIW fans (1,200 rpm/18 dBA). These fans are more “powerful,” and the blades have a texture that makes them resemble golf balls; hence the name “golf” for this kind of fan.
The fans are located behind a door and have an air filter. The fans and the air filter are white, correctly matching the color of the case. See Figure 5.
[nextpage title=”The Top, Bottom, and Rear Panels”]
The top panel of the Precision PS07 can be seen in Figure 6. It has a mesh for the power supply fan that comes with a magnetic air filter, making it very easy to remove and clean this filter. (The filter is white, thus correctly matching the color of the case). The bottom panel, shown in Figure 7, does not have any fancy features.
The top, bottom, and rear panels of the Precision PS07 are identical to the Temjin TJ08-E’s.
The rear panel and the interior of the white version of the SilverStone Precision PS07 are painted white.
The case has four expansion slots, using vented covers. These covers, however, are silver. We think the manufacturer should have added white covers to better match the case. But, truth be told, since the screws located on the rear panel are also silver, the fact that the covers are silver is not that bad.
There is a space for you to install a 120 mm fan on the rear panel, but the case doesn’t come with this fan. While some users may think this is a disadvantage, the presence of two 120 mm fans on the front panel should be more than enough to cool down typical computers. In addition, it creates a positive air flow configuration (i.e., there is more forced air entering the case than exiting it). If you are building a high-end system inside the PS07, then you may consider adding the rear fan. Also, if you plan to install a sealed liquid cooling solution, you will use this space to install the radiator. In this scenario, you would need to remove the fan if it came with the case.
On the SilverStone Precision PS07, the power supply goes on the top part of the case.
Let’s now take a look inside the SilverStone Precision PS07.
[nextpage title=”Inside the SilverStone Precision PS07″]
Both panels are attached to the chassis using silver thumbscrews. The Precision PS07 follows the same design concept as the Temjin TJ08-E, where its motherboard tray is “flipped.” On virtually all tower cases, the motherboard is installed against the cases’ right panel, so we need to open the left panel to install the motherboard and additional components. This case, however, uses the opposite configuration. The motherboard is installed against the left panel; therefore, you need to open the right panel to install the motherboard and other components.
The motherboard tray has a huge hole for you to access the backplate of the CPU cooler without having to remove the motherboard from the case, two big holes for you to route cables behind it, and several metallic clips for you to fasten cables using cable ties.
Figure 11 gives you another overall look inside the case. Expansion cards are fastened using regular silver screws. The SilverStone Precision PS07 supports video cards up to 13.5” (343 mm) long and CPU coolers up to 6.5” (165 mm) tall, which is impressive for such a small case.
On the bottom panel, this case has CPU cooler support. This support can be moved up and down to hold your CPU cooler. It is a very interesting device, especially if you have a big CPU cooler.
As already explained, the power supply is installed at the top of the case. Note that it can be installed with either its bottom fan facing up or facing down, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it. The Precision PS07 supports power supplies up to 7.1” (180 mm) deep.
[nextpage title=”The Disk Drive Bays”]
The SilverStone Precision PS07 has two 5.25” external bays, one 3.5” external bay converted from one of the 5.25” bays, four 3.5” internal bays inside the hard drive cage, and one 3.5”/2.5” internal bay. The external 3.5” bay can be used by an internal 3.5” device, so this case can hold up to six 3.5” hard drives. The only difference between the Temjin TJ08-E and the Precision PS07 is that the TJ08-E has an individual external 3.5” bay.
The main hard drive cage is removable, as shown in Figures 15 and 16. As you can see in Figure 16, there are foam pads on the sides of the hard drive cage to reduce the noise generated by the hard drives.
The 2.5” bay is located under the hard drive cage. To attach a 2.5” device, you need to use screws coming from the bottom panel.
[nextpage title=”Main Specifications”]
The main specifications for the SilverStone Precision PS07 case include:
- Style: Small form factor (SFF)
- Application: microATX, Mini-ITX, and Mini-DTX
- Material: Zinc-coated steel (SECC) body
- Power supply: Doesn’t come with the product
- Available colors: Black or white
- Side panel: Solid
- Dimensions: 14.7 x 8.3 x 15.8 inches (374 x 210 x 400 mm) (H x W x D)
- Net weight: 11 Lbs (5 kg)
- Gross weight: 13.5 Lbs (6.2 kg)
- Bays: Two external 5.25” bays, one external/internal 3.5” bay converted from one 5.25” bay, four internal 3.5” bays, and one internal 3.5”/2.5” bay
- Expansion slots: Four
- Maximum video card length: 13.5” (343 mm)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 6.5” (165 mm)
- Fans: Two 120 mm fans on the front panel (1,200 rpm/18 dBA)
- Optional fans: One 120 mm on the rear panel
- More Information: https://www.silverstonetek.com
- Average Price in the U.S.*: USD 84.00
* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review.[nextpage title=”Conclusions”]
The Precision PS07 follows the same design concept as the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E. It is a good option for users who want to build a small yet powerful computer and want a case that is more affordable than the Temjin TJ08-E. The two cases are almost identical. The only differences between the two are that the TJ08-E has one big 180 mm fan with a two-speed controller on the front panel, an aluminum front panel, and an individual external/internal 3.5” bay. If you can live without these features, the Precision PS07 offers a better cost/benefit ratio. The white version of the PS07, in our opinion, looks even better than the original black PS07.
- Vented slot covers
- Air filter for the front fans
- Air filter for the power supply fan with magnetic holding mechanism
- Two 120 mm front fans (upgraded on the white version)
- A huge hole in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler
- Holes for routing cables behind the motherboard tray
- Support for six 3.5” and one 2.5” internal devices
- Bracket for holding the CPU cooler
- Doesn’t come with the rear fan (not an issue in most situations)
- Could have used thumbscrews for fastening expansion cards