SilverStone PS08: A Decent, Ultra Low-Cost Micro-ATX Case

Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 2 February 2014 at 05:48 AM EST. Page 3 of 3. 23 Comments.

The three systems assembled so far in each of the SilverStone PS08 enclosures included:

The Kaveri System
- AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU
- Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H
- 8GB DDR3 System Memory
- 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300
- Corsair CX430 PSU

The Haswell System
- Intel Core i5 4670
- MSI B85M-P33
- 16GB DDR3 System Memory
- 64GB SanDisk SDSSDP06
- Corsair CX430 PSU

The Trinity System
- AMD A10-6800K APU
- MSI FM2-A85XA-G65
- 8GB DDR3 System Memory
- Western Digital WD10EZEX
- Corsair CX430 PSU

In assembling these three Linux systems, the process went smoothly especially in considering it’s a micro-ATX case. The cable management options could have been better, but it turned out satisfactory considering there wasn't any need for optical drives (thank god for Linux USB images / hybrid ISOs!). For the system using a hard drive rather than solid-state drive, the location of the 3.5-inch HDD bay was a bit clumsy and the CPU cooler obstructed with being able to easily remove/add a hard drive later on.

At the end of the day I am quite pleased with the SilverStone Precision PS08. Aside from the lack of cable management opportunities, possible obstructions with the HDD bay, and the expansion slot covers being non-reusable breakout covers, the PS08 case is great bargain when considering it retails for just $35~40 USD. I'm happy with the purchase and will likely be buying more of the PS08 when needing to add more micro-ATX systems to the automated test farm.

For those thinking about the case, it can be found at for as low as $29 USD (with $5 mail-in-rebate) at the moment and when buying on Amazon using our shopping link it also goes to support our operations.

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