SilverStone Redline Series RL05 Chassis Review: Page 5 of 6
Posted by Michael Pabia on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 9:00am
Build and Installation
To review the SilverStone RL05 chassis, I used the following hardware below.
- CPU: AMD FX-8370 8-Core Processor
- Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming AM3+ Motherboard
- Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB Kit
- Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 770 OC
- CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7
- PSU: Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W
- Drive: GALAX Gamer 120GB SSD
From this view, you can clearly see the wide open space between the motherboard and other parts and the front of the chassis wherein the two intake fans are installed which gives the hardware good direct cooling without much obstruction. You could easily fit a 240mm AIO watercooling in front as well with push and pull fan configuration very easily.
At the back, I could really minimize the use of cable ties and just tuck the excess cables under the PSU shroud of the RL05.
Using the bottom 2.5-inch hidden drive mounting space does pose some difficulty depending on the cables of your power supply but it can be done.
As for the 8-pin ATX power cable routed to the top of the case, there’s not much obstacle to go through considering also the size of the routing hole available, the 8-pin ATX power cable header can pass through with ease. You can also notice the rear back plate of our cooler is totally free of any obstruction if ever it needs to be replaced or removed, it can be done without removing the entire motherboard on the case.
With the side panel installed, the acrylic window does give a very visible look inside so if you want your build to look good, it would be necessary to keep everything neat and simple or build it with a lot of lighting and shiny hardware inside.
With the system powered on, the SilverStone RL05’s LED fans give it a nice glow of red thus giving it a look that an enthusiast or gamer would like to look at.