The assembled box looks somewhat unusual:
By the way, note that the drive installed in the traditional manner doesn’t protrude far into the inside of the case, so you can leave it installed when you are replacing your mainboard.
The expansion cards are fastened without screws:
There are special juts against the screw-holes for the cards not to dangle and fall out during installation. After the cards are installed, you only have to slide down the spring-loaded bar:
The pressure is so strong that the card is practically deadly fixed: you cannot move it even a bit.
The assembled system looks not quite common:
In a classic system case the cables and the PSU are in the top rear rather than bottom front corner. I laid the cables neatly enough, though, and have no complaints about the interior design. The case is made in such a way that there’s almost no unused, free space here. This may be a little inconvenient for the assembler, but this also helped make the dimensions of the case small – not all users need a monstrous half-a-meter-tall system case with two or three 120mm fans!
So the Silentium system case is designed and manufactured well – it was a real pleasure for me to work with it. Let’s check out now it how works.