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SilentiumPC is not a company I am familiar with, and I didn't even know it before this review. A product of habit, I often filter by the manufacturer those I am familiar with or have used before. This may be a good thing, because you may get high-quality, reliable products, but you must be careful not to let brand loyalty spread when the company deviates from the standard, you may miss some excellent products. SilentiumPC's products are aimed at a more economical range, and most models pack three or four fans out of the box. It also reduces the need to purchase additional chassis fans. Despite the low price, SilentiumPC’s luggage is equipped with as much material comfort as fans, similar to how the basic models of small car companies are equipped with expensive additional options from other more "premium" brands. Let's see if the Polish-designed Regnum RG6V TG is worth seeing or worth missing?
For the budget, it is of course well packaged, with a separate foam sheet to protect the glass panel. I didn't expect that the box manufacturer was quite arrogant about transporting glass, and any glass box passing by my hand would no longer provide protection. At least not the best in my memory.
This case is pleasant enough. It is mainly a typical black box, but there is a sharp corner pinch in the middle of the front panel, and the top and bottom are repeated at the top and bottom through the dents of a thin glossy black hexagonal grid to provide air supply for the shell. This is a very radical gesture, which reminds me of the current rear air duct of Lamborghini. There is a small badge with a stylized "S" in the middle of the front net as the logo of SilentiumPC.
The front, top, floor, and rear of the chassis are well ventilated, and the first three have some described filters. The front panel is plastic and is fixed to the steel chassis with a few pushpins and can be easily removed. This is made easier by connecting the front I/O to the metal panel of the roof instead of the front plastic part. The front part is divided into two parts; a thick outer frame is connected to the case, and then a double-layer central ventilation panel.
The ventilation consists of a hexagonal wire mesh on the front and a thinner cloth filter 12 mm behind, both of which are permanently attached to the frame of the inner part. Usually fixing the filter permanently in this way makes cleaning difficult, but the two parts are connected by magnets inserted into the two frames, so the filtered panel can be individually removed from the front for washing and rotation. This is a very neat and seamless solution, getting rid of the front of those ugly boxy filter frames.
Behind the front panel are three SilentiumPC Sigma HP120 fans. They are installed on the outside of the front fan rail, but the rail has been inserted, so there is a breathing space of 17 mm between the filter and the fan. The fan looked beautiful on the first inspection. It was a sleek all-black 9-blade fan with a SilentiumPC logo in the center of the hub, and the frame and blades also felt very strong. However, when the fan blades are squeezed, it will show that the edges of the blades are rather rough and crude.
Two 140mm fans and a 60mm thick 360mm radiator can also be installed on the front, but any radiator will take up your GPU gap. The top fan mount can install two 120mm or 140mm fans and up to 280mm radiator. SilentiumPC stipulates that the 280mm radiator is only suitable for fans with a thickness of 25mm and 28mm radians, but since I measured the gap of the VRM radiator to be 52mm, you must also clear the EPS and front I/O cables, which are'very tight. It is possible, but not really desirable.
There are magnetized filters on the top and bottom of the case. I like the idea of using a magnetized filter on the bottom because it means it can be removed from any direction for cleaning. The bottom of the chassis is ventilated from directly in front of the rear feet to the end of the front radiator gap, thus providing airflow for the entire floor, not just the PSU.
Then found the fourth Sigma HP120 fan at the rear of the chassis, with a stroke of 16 mm between the highest and lowest installation positions. Only 120 mm fan and heat sink can be installed in the rear.
The front I/O has power and reset buttons, independent headphone and microphone ports, and 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. The 2 USB sockets are oriented in the opposite way for some reason...just to make sure you only plug in USB devices in countless attempts. Given that the pictures of all the cases on the website show that they face the same direction, I can only assume that this is a manufacturing error that missed the QC. Both are still usable, and the inclusion of rubber plugs for audio and USB ports is a nice touch.
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