Silverstone’s Spin on Case Design

Posted October 28th, 2008 at 8:08 PM by Swansen

Or should i say rotation, the main feature behind Silverstone’s new case is that they have rotated the orientation of the motherboard so that the I/O panel, etc, face upwards. Their reasoning behind the shift, is to push air up and out of the case, instead of through the back. It seems very logical, hot air rises, so make all those heat spewing graphics cards expel heat in an efficient manner.

Obviously there are some criticisms, why change what already works? Well now you have all of your cables coming out of the top of the case, etc. However, there are just as many pros, aside from the aforementioned benefits, heavy graphics cards will have their weight better distributed along a vertical PCIe slot, rather than horizontal, for example.

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2 Responses to “Silverstone’s Spin on Case Design”

  1. Anti-Trend on October 29th, 2008 2:47 AM

    Ahh, revenge of the gaudy dorm-room chassis! Seriously though, that thing is going to turn heads in all the wrong ways… especially with all the cabling sticking up through the top!

  2. Swansen on October 29th, 2008 1:46 PM

    I like it, and it makes a lot of sense to me. Also, there are apapters i guess so you can hook up all of the stuff on the I/O panel, and then the connections are moved out back. That and there is a cover on the top, so cords aren’t shooting straight up.

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