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SilverStone Primera SST-PM02B-G Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 4)

By Shannon Robb from Jun 25, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: SilverStone

Inside the SilverStone Primera PM02B-G Mid-Tower Chassis

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The front panel of the Silverstone Primera PM02 is affixed rather well with a metal ball and socket mounting which means it is less likely to wear out or become loose over time. It comes off rather quickly while staying in place when not being tugged from the front.

The front fan filtration spans the entire front fan fitment area while the large black plastic piece in the middle of the lower fan is the bottom firing LED to illuminate the SilverStone logo. Behind the full-length removable filter, SilverStone has installed triple 140mm fans to feed your components internally.

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Now we get a peek inside the PM02, and it is a vast open expanse waiting to be used to make a new rig. It is all black except for the printed white SilverStone logo on the included PSU cover. While there is plenty of room for a full ATX board and possibly even the slightly wider high-end dubbed EATX boards, I do think those would potentially cover the cable pass-throughs which is likely why SilverStone omitted EATX as supported.

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The front of the PM02 is stuffed right out of the box with a max capacity of three 140mm fans in place. The 140mm fans, both the three in the front and the rear exhaust are all PWM to allow them to ramp as needed for thermals while staying nice and quiet when the system is not stressed.

The front offers radiator mounting although 140 based is limited to a 280mm while 120mm based can reach up to 260mm radiators. I would stick to standard thickness radiators as much thicker models may not clear the opening in the PSU cover. I do not see any holes to support variable reservoir and pump mounting, so if you go custom liquid cooled, you are on your own to figure that part out.

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Removing the magnetic dust filter from the top, we can see slotted mounting at the top for 140 or 120mm based fans. Radiators are also supported up here but only 120mm variety up to 240mm. Be mindful of thickness as an AIO installed up here came close to our installed H100i, so a thicker radiator would likely have some fitment concerns.

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Stepping into the motherboard tray area, we see the mounting for up to ATX in place. While SilverStone does not officially list mITX as a compatible motherboard type, I see no reason why it would not work. But I don't think anyone would realistically buy a chassis of this size for ITX unless they had some particular mod in mind.

The backplate hole in the motherboard tray is, and there should be no issues with any CPU cooler access I have ever used. There are two elongated cable pass-through points which are grommeted and also a pass-through for the eight-pin up top which is not pictured.

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The PSU area when looking from the component side has a large shroud in place. The side has a printed SilverStone logo. Otherwise, it is black like the rest of the chassis. The shroud has a pass-through hole for GPU or front panel cabling, along with a large cut out in the front to enable the 360mm radiator mounting touted earlier.

There is one unique addition to the PSU shroud, and this is right above the printed logo. There is a metal rectangle receded in place and looks to have breakaway tabs so that it can be removed and potentially for a lighted logo in another model or some sort of pass through.

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