SilverStone Precision PS06 PC Case ReviewFri, Aug 12, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Unboxing The PS06 Tower
The SST-PS06B-W is delivered in a fairly low-key, plain looking cardboard box. Mindful of the budget builder at heart, Silverstone eschews glossy artwork and fancy graphics which can increase the production cost of the enclosure. Because of this, Silverstone’s Precision Series boxes generally have less flash than a Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction.
The left side of the SST-PS06B-W box contains detailed information about Silverstone’s newest budget-themed mid-ATX case.
The backside of the box portrays a blueprint of the SST-PS06B-W chassis. The box arrived in great shape, as there was very little damage to the box itself. While the enclosure weighs in just shy of 20 pounds sans packaging, the shipping weight of the SST-PS06B-W is just over 23 pounds.
Taking a look at the right side of the SST-PS06B-W box, convenient hand openings are provided for easy transporting. For those blessed with the ability to read foreign languages, the features of the SST-PS06B-W are also provided in German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, French, Russian and Chinese.
Unpacking the SST-PS06B-W was uneventful and no damage during shipping was confirmed. The case is shrouded in a protective plastic bag while sandwiched between two large pieces of Styrofoam. Since this particular chassis comes with a side panel window, the Plexiglas window was covered with a thick sheet of protective film, applied to the inside and outside of the case.
Accessory bundles are often the last things considered when designing and manufacturing a PC enclosure. In many cases, bundles can often make or break a budget-friendly chassis, forcing novices and enthusiasts alike to scramble looking for extra parts to build their PC with. This is not the case with the SST-PS06B-W however, as Silverstone includes a baggie with plenty of motherboard standoffs and screws, as well as a USB adapter cable.
This cable is intended to bridge the gap between those who have support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0 motherboard connectivity and those that do not. Since the SST-PS06B-W offers USB 3.0, the adapter gives enthusiasts the backwards compatibility they need to use their USB 2.0 motherboard connections. So, the adapter simply let’s users that have motherboards without the 19pin USB 3.0 internal header to still use the USB ports on top of PS06 as USB 2.0 ports. The manual of the SST-PS06B-W, while black and white only, is very good as it contains clear instructions and good diagrams.