Silverstone Primera case looks hot and stays cool


— 2:59 PM on December 1, 2016

Skipping the 5.25" drive bays gives case manufacturers a lot of liberty to improve the airflow of a computer chassis. Silverstone takes full advantage of that liberty with the Primera mid-tower ATX case. The entire front of the case is a "supercar-inspired" filtered grille that feeds the three included 140-mm fans. Silverstone says the positive-pressure design and filtered intakes of the Primera should keep it dust-free.

We first saw the Primera back at Computex, and Silverstone has since added two new finishes to its options list: matte black and titanium grey. These colors complement the existing gloss-black and gloss-white options. Silverstone skipped RGB LEDs on the Primera, instead opting for blue lighting on the white case, and red on all the others. The LEDs on the fans and lightstrips that run the length of the case can be toggled through full brightness, half-brightness, breathing, and off using a button on top of the case.

Whichever color you pick, the Primera should handle pretty much whatever hardware you want to stuff in it. As a full-sized ATX case, it holds graphics cards up to 16.5" (420mm) long and CPU coolers up to 7.1" (180mm) tall. Behind the motherboard, there are two mounts for 2.5" drives, and spaces underneath the vanity partition for three more. Users can also mount up to four 3.5" disks in the Primera.

Overclockers should find the Primera well-appointed for their purposes, too. The case includes three 140-mm LED fans in the front and one 140-mm boring fan in the rear. Three 120-mm or two 140-mm fans can go in the top. Alternatively, builders can remove the pre-installed front fans and install a 360-mm radiator, plus another 360-mm radiator in the top. Silverstone includes special mounting accoutrements in the front (where, in another case, you might mount 5.25" drives) for securing a water-cooling reservoir. The company also outfits the Primera with a ten-in-one fan hub to help keep everything neat and tidy inside the windowed case.

If you've got a thing for possibly-excessive amounts of airflow, you can pick up the Silverstone Primera now at Newegg for $114 with a $15 mail-in rebate.

 
   
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