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SilverStone PS08B Black High-strength plastic and meshed front panel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • High-strength plastic and meshed front panel MicroATX Mid Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2
  • Audio x 1
  • MIC x 1 Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the Silverstone PS08B

Model

Brand
SilverStone
Model
PS08B

Spec

Type
MicroATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
High-strength plastic and meshed front panel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2
Audio x 1
MIC x 1

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Front Fan
Side Air duct
Yes

Physical Spec

Dimensions
6.61" x 14" x 15.75"
Weight
7.63 lbs.

Features

Features
Quick access filters to prevent dust buildup

Motherboard back plate opening for quick CPU cooler assembly

Support four expansion slots cards up to 14.1 inches long

All black painting inside with stylish look

Highly flexible drive storage options

Cooling System:
Front: 1 x 120mm intake fan, 1 x 80mm fan slot
Rear: 1 x 80mm fan slot or 1 x 92mm fan slot
Side: Oversized vents

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Gregory G.
  • 2/5/2014 6:10:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case for the price

Pros: Silverstone is a brand I can trust. They haven't let me down with their other products. This case at the time of purchase was only $34.99 with a $5.00 MIR. It has a nice 120mm front fan with a removable cleanable filter. The filter in my environment will keep most of the junk out although it's no regular or "hepa" filter by any means.

The case is nicely finished with a black anodized look. It also has two usb 3.0 front ports and audio ports which is quite hard to find a case this cheap let alone a smaller form factor case. The pci expansion slot covers are a one time use only deal. I recommend before putting things into the case, to figure out which ones you need to use and punch them out. I did it the other way and it wasn't as fun with a motherboard in the case.

For my Asrock motherboard the layout was perfect and the same goes for the Corsair CX600 PSU I put in this case. Cable management is at a minimum as there are only a few zip tie attachment locations and no real space behind the motherboard tray for wires. I would recommend if at all possible to get a modular PSU or plan on having one of the 5.25 drive bays occupied with the extra wires on a non modular PSU.

There's a spot on the bottom inside of the case to attach an ssd or laptop hard drive if needed. I'm glad they included a spot for this however I would change the design a little. The screw holes have no real standoffs and almost sit flat with the bottom of the case. After attaching my SSD I realized that there wouldn't be enough gap between the case and the SSD for my SATA power plug to plug in. You either have to have a SATA power plug that has it's wires fed straight in, not at an angle as most do, or do what I did. I went to the local hardware store and bought some appropriate 1/2" stand offs to raise my SSD; total cost around a buck. This might be a good design change for Silverstone to listen to?

As I only have one other hard drive in use in this system the cage would totally fine for my purposes. With the Asrock motherboard I had I found it best to install the memory, cpu, and heatsink first then install this into the case. The other hard drive I use in the cage doesn't seem to block anything as others have said. The case seems solid for the price and I wouldn't change too much on it. Maybe it would be good to add the ability to add a fan to side?

Cons: None for this price

Other Thoughts: Other than my minor suggestion for the SSD location design change, I can't think of anything else.

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  • Aaron H.
  • 1/11/2014 8:03:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little Case!

Pros: Fits a larger sized Micro-ATX board pretty well, Front USB 3.0 is fantastic, Front Mesh pops off easily for regular cleaning, very small form factor overall

Cons: the Hard drive cage blocks access to one of my RAM slots after a drive is installed, tall memory sticks would hit the hard drive in that location

Other Thoughts: if the hard drives could be oriented differently, either perpendicular inside the case or turned on their sides, it would make fitment a lot easier and future-proofed.
Be aware of how many wires your PSU has, the setup I built had tons of extra wires I had to cram below the DVD drive bay. There is not a lot of open space once you put everything together. (don't block the 120mm fan either!)

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  • David M.
  • 1/7/2014 3:34:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggscasses

Pros: nice looking light and nice air flow

Cons: wish it came with one more fan

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  • Henry C.
  • 1/7/2014 9:15:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Great small and light case. Thumbscrews on side panels. Thin metal construction but entirely adequate. No frills - expect to use a screwdriver inside. Single ssd mount on floor. Easy cable mgmt with many tie locations. Quiet fan.

Completed a simple build with stock intel cooler, single ssd, gtx card and modular ps without issues.
Added a 92mm fan on back.

Did not fill 5.25" bays; used external USB3 DVD instead. This left lots of room for cable mgmt, which was minimal due to modular ps.

Last few builds were LianLi. This is my first Silverstone and I leave satisfied.

Cons: Adding platter drives will require memory removal first. And most likely cpu cooler as well if not stock.

Rotating the drive cage 90 degrees would solve this, but might make the case slightly wider.

Other Thoughts: ASRock H87M
SeaSonic X650 Gold
EVGA GTX 760
SAMSUNG 840 EVO

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  • Shawn M.
  • 10/30/2013 12:09:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case but plan ahead first

Pros: Compact size, great looks. Everything I put in fit, once I planned it all out. It's definitely smaller than a full-sized case so the luxuries of quick-connect brackets and room for wire-routing aren't there. Once both panels on each side are opened, there is enough room to do anything you may need. My 11in video card fit in perfectly and doesn't come close to hitting the HDD bays. Also, the (2) USB 3.0 ports are very nice.

Cons: The front LED shines blue and very bright. The rear expansion slots must be punched out so DO THAT FIRST before the motherboard goes in. Otherwise you'll scrape it. Also, long HDDs extend out, barely over the motherboard. Make sure you plan ahead where the HDDs sit in relation to the CPU cooler/ram/motherboard ports. In my case, I had the wiring for the CPU cooler, MB power, HDD SATA, HDD power, USB 3.0 all squeezed between the CPU cooler and (3) HDDs! In short, Adjust where your drives sit, accordingly. If mating a large CPU cooler, it may be best to mount it last. There isn't much room to swivel the board in and plug wires in once it's mounted.

Other Thoughts: This case paired with these components snuggly:
- ASrock H77M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303
- 92mm Rosewill CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200056
- Corsair CX600 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
- EVGA GTX 260 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130443
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  • Soren S.
  • 9/13/2013 11:55:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MicroATX Case

Pros: This is the best MicroATX case I have found. The 120 mm fan blows right across the hard drive keeping it nice and cool.

Cons: The hard drive sticks out a little bit over the motherboard, which can cover up access to power connectors and RAM slots.

Other Thoughts: I usually add a 92 mm fan to the back:

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Sometimes I add an upgraded heat sink. The Cooler Master Hyper TX3 barely fits but can conflict with tall RAM heat sinks on some motherboards.

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The Cooler Master HH 101 is smaller and should work with about any configuration.

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  • Omar C.
  • 7/7/2013 7:09:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent for the price

Pros: Small footprint, nice cosmetic finish, good ventilation.

Cons: Could use additional 3.5-inch internal bays, power and HDD lights can be harshly bright

Other Thoughts: Since this is a relatively small case, one must take care in not overcrowding it with components. It sports a nice black finish and it easily fit a microATX motherboard. It comes with a 120mm intake fan which is making it possible to keep the CPU temperatures in the 30-40 degree Celsius range, and you can slap a 92mm exhaust fan to make the best of air circulation. There's also a large mesh grill on the side panel that helps repel the heat as well.

Product description says you have four 3.5-inch bays but I could only feasibly fit three drives in there. Adding a fourth drive requires that you install it right on top of each other, risking an electrical short or shortened drive life from heat build-up.

Overall, the case is a solid winner for the money.

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  • Matthew A.
  • 6/14/2013 12:32:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great little case. Build quality is great for the price. Includes tool that allows you to screw in motherboard standoffs with a screwdriver. Included fan is whisper quiet.

Cons: You do have to punch out the covers for the expansion slots and the secondary 5.25 inch drive bay.

Other Thoughts: Use a magnetic screwdriver or get someone with small hands to help you screw in the corners of your motherboard. A short, modular power supply makes this a very easy build.

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  • Albert F.
  • 4/13/2013 7:57:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot as bad as people say this one is.

Pros: Very compact and lightweight; ideal for a very small media server. It fits extremely easily under my desk.

I got this case to fit all of my leftover PC components using an old Sapphire Radeon 4870 and an Athlon II 235e processor with a Biostar DDR2 motherboard. And it works to play SWTOR and Battlefield 3 very well.

Cons: Cable management is very hard in this case. Also long graphics card such as my Radeon 4870 will probably hit the back end of the 3.5" hard drive. However most people would not use more than 2 hard drives in this very compact build. Also this case is very low end Silverstone so don't expect Temjin style.

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  • Alfredo A.
  • 1/25/2013 1:24:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBeats the Fractal

Pros: USB 3.0
Traditional drive mounting
I/O on the front instead of the side

Cons: Drive mounts obstructed by CPU/Heatsink, so install drives first. Minor annoyance if you add later.

Other Thoughts: Picked this up over the Fractal Design Core 1000, which has USB 2.0, strange and limited drive mounting, and I/O on the side... and this is cheaper. Best combination of features/value in mATX.

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