The Primera PM01 is a whole new idea for SilverStone. While they have always been leaders and innovators, usually their cases came with such a premium price involved. It tended to keep a lot of their best cases out of the hands of the average buyer. The Raven Series of cases tried to do this before, but may have been too radical, and still carried a hefty price too. This is the first that we can recall that SilverStone has gone all in with a chassis for the masses. We can see previous designs from SilverStone hidden in some of the body lines, and we feel that it something that many will fall in love with right away.
Being a mid-tower tends to put restrictions on a lot of companies to compete, but SilverStone takes it to the edge and carries on with what they were doing anyways. Not only is there a PSU cover to clean things up inside, but there is also plenty of room for multiple radiators and the full water cooling accouterment. Hidden drive bays, excellent wire management, all the things you are looking for, and we didn't even mention the aggressive styling, nor did we bring up all the LED lighting that this PM01 has delivered. We ran into not one issue throughout the build process, and while running, we enjoyed the cool blue LED light display and 36 dB of noise from the chassis. Everything was in its place, they happen to be well thought out places and ways of dealing with potential issues, and with a large side panel window, you get to kick back and admire your handy work in full view.
For a chassis that is built this solid, is as feature rich as this is, and when it brings an individual style and appeal, those are the cases we tend to go for. The Primera PM01, whether you go for the black chassis and red LEDs, or if you opt for this one, white with blue LEDs, you are getting one hell of a case. SilverStone moves from top tier pricing, but still delivers top level craftsmanship and everything we have some to expect from them in this design. While it is something entirely new, providing a very affordable, feature rich, mid-tower chassis, SilverStone came out swinging and knocked this one clean out of the park.
Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair H80i GT (buy from Amazon)
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH
- Video Card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP. Extreme Edition (buy from Amazon)
- Storage: SuperSpeed 128GB SSD
- Power Supply: SilverStone SST-ST85F-G (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (buy from Amazon)
|Quality including Design and Build||99%|
|Bundle and Packaging||98%|
|Value for Money||98%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||98%|
The Bottom Line: SilverStone and the Primera PM01 are set to take on the mid-tower market and reign supreme! This stylish, slightly aggressive looking chassis brings new styling, a full set of features, and all at a price just about anyone will appreciate.
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