Our CES coverage concludes with a look at Silverstone’s enclosures
Officially, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) concluded last Friday, but for us, the festivities don’t come to an end until Silverstone pays us a visit with its latest cases in tow. That’s our story, anyway — another explanation why Silverstone had to come to us post CES is because, well, have you ever seen The Hangover? Replace the setting with CES and insert Gordon and Jimmy as two of the characters, and you begin to see why we’d prefer to keep those videos under lock and key.
In any event, Silverstone was kind enough to make the trip and take us through a tour of its cases, starting with two brand new models, the Raven RV05 and Fortress FT05. The newest Raven is smaller than the original, which Silverstone was able to accomplish by getting rid of the 5.25-inch drive bays, though there is a slot-fed bay if you still rely on optical media. Take a look:
Next up, Silverstone gave us a glimpe of its SG12 and DS380 cases. These are both small form factor (SFF) cases, the SG12 being a micro ATX with a single 5.25-inch drive bay and a sturdy handle on front, and the new DS380 being a hybrid mini ITX chassis primarily intended for NAS duties. It has eight 3.5-inch drive bays up front and four 2.5-inch drive bays inside. Take a gander:
Moving right along, Silverstone gave us a look at a bunch of NUC-like case and an external graphics cabinet, the latter of which the case maker worked on with Asus. Inside is a full size graphics card, 450W SFX power supply, fan, and PCB. It uses a Thunderbolt connector to hook up to your NUC or laptop for a boost in graphics performance. Here’s a closer look:
Finally, Gordon got a close up look at Silverstone’s new HTPC (GD09 and GD10) and micro-tower (RVZ01 and ML07) enclosures. Any of these cases are home brewed Steam Machine candidates. Check them out: