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SilverStone Quiet Precision PS11 review

Richard Easton
25 Feb 2015
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Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
41
inc VAT

The Quiet Precision PS11 might not be the most exciting looking case but it’s easy to work inside and great value

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Specifications

Case type: ATX, Motherboard compatibility: ATX, microATX, Supplied fans: 1x 120mm, Max 3 1/2in drive bays: 3, Max 5 1/4in drive bays: 2, Size: 215x482x427mm, Weight: 4.8kg, Warranty: One year RTB

If you value the sound of silence, a low noise PC case should be a top priority. To this end, Silverstone’s Quiet Precision PS11 has foam-padded side panels designed to dampen the sound of the internal components. More dampening foam is inserted in the top and front of the case. The case takes in air from the front via side intake vents rather than through a typical mesh front panel, and this also helps to minimise the noise.

The boxy PS11's design isn’t the most exciting we’ve seen, so if you’re after an eye-catching case, you’re better off looking elsewhere. It also feels slightly cheap, especially the plastic front panel. The side panels are made from steel and have bulges to make room for the foam panels inside.

A 120mm intake fan is fitted in the front but that’s the only fan that comes with the case, which we thought was a little miserly. There are, however, plenty of mounting points to install your own including two 120 or 140mm models at the front, a 120mm fan on the back and a further 120mm model on the bottom. There are filters in the bottom to help keep dust out of your PSU’s air intake, which is a thoughtful touch.

The PS11 takes ATX form factor motherboards, and there’s a motherboard tray cut-out to help you install a custom processor cooler's backplate. It’s easy to access the back of the motherboard tray by removing the other side panel. The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a graphics card to fit inside; there’s over 400mm of clearance, which is more than you’ll ever need. There’s 160mm of clearance above the CPU for a processor cooler, which does exclude some of the largest models.  

For storage, the case has three 3.5in drive bays. We were pleased to see these were tool-less, making installation a breeze. You also won't need tools to fit up to two 5 1/4in optical drives. You can mount two 2 .5in drives, one above the 3 .5in bays and one underneath the 5 1/4in bays, which should be more than enough SSD space for most people.

The SilverStone Quiet Precision PS11 is generally well made and well-finished considering its low price, and we like its sound-deadening features. Its design is a little plain, but at this price it's certainly excellent value. 

Hardware
USB ports0
USB3 ports2
eSATA ports0
Front panel extrasNone
Case typeATX
Motherboard compatibilityATX, microATX
Fan mounts2x 120mm, 2x 120/140mm,
Supplied fans1x 120mm
Max 2 1/2in drive bays2
Max 3 1/2in drive bays3
Max 5 1/4in drive bays2
Other drive bays0
Max graphics card length400mm
Size215x482x427mm
Weight4.8kg
Buying information
Price including VAT£41
WarrantyOne year RTB
Supplierwww.scan.co.uk
Detailswww.silverstonetek.com
Part codeSST-PS11B-Q

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