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Silverstone PS15 Mini Tower Review

At Computex 2018 Silverstone presented many new Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX packages. Among the new releases is the Silverstone PS15. This is a small mini tower with 25 litres, a spacious interior and a good airflow. The PS15 should actually be available from 12.12.2018 on the market for an RRP of 55,80 €. Currently it is only listed at a few dealers and costs € 51.90.

Silverstone advertises on its own homepage with a compact design, an outstanding cooling potential and an elegant appearance . In the following test we will take a closer look at the model variant SST-PS15B-G in black and a side window made of glass.

Scope of Delivery

The Silverstone PS15 comes well and safely packed in a brown and printed cardboard box. For additional protection, there are two protective foils on the glass side panel. The accessories were stored in a transparent bag and fastened inside the housing with a cable tie. It contains all important screws, five black cable ties and warranty information. A manual is not included, but can be downloaded from the Silverstone homepage.

A pre-installed 120 mm fan and the pre-installed spacers are also included.

Design

The outward appearance of the Silverstone PS15 can be described as rather unobtrusive and simple. In addition, the tower for a mini tower has very compact dimensions. With a total volume of only 25 litres, the Silverstone case is definitely one of the most compact mini towers.

The front consists mainly of a mesh grid, which is surrounded by a plastic frame. At the lower part of the front the manufacturer has attached the Silverstone logo, which glows blue when switched on. The lid also has a large opening for fan mounting and a magnetic dust filter to protect against dust. The I/O panel mounted in the front panel is also located here. There are two USB 3.0 ports, connectors for microphone or headphones and a power button.

The rear and bottom of the PS15 do not contain any special features. The power supply unit is mounted at the bottom and protected from dust by a mesh filter. Four slots for expansion cards and the pre-installed 120 mm fan can be seen above it. Finally, four feet made of normal plastic ensure a secure stand.

Silvestone follows the current trend with the PS15 and has a hardened glass side panel on the left. This is fastened with four flat knurled screws. The right side panel, on the other hand, is made of steel and completely closed.

If one removes the two side parts, the compact, but for a mini tower very spacious interior comes to the fore. In order to make the interior as small as possible, Silverstone has even dispensed with the now very popular power supply cover. Around the mainboard there are four well-dimensioned openings for cables. Beside the power supply there is a flat hard disk cage for a 3.5″ and a 2.5″ hard disk on the front. Otherwise, only two 2.5″ HDDs can be installed behind the mainboard tray. It also has a large cut-out for subsequent CPU cooler installation and various mounting points for cable ties.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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