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SilverStone Redline RL05 Mid-Tower Review

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   I don't know how many of you out there have noticed but it's become increasingly harder for people to come across mid-tower PC cases that are quite "casual/normal" in design and are thus not aimed towards just gamers who are after something unique looking for their desks. Of course compared to 10+ years ago this is actually a good thing since back then there were just a bunch of "special" aluminum mid and full cases available for gamers in a sea of server-like models made out of thick metal (as expected back then we couldn't really complain about that). However many people have pointed that out to me lately so at exactly the same time i thought about getting my hands on a mid or full tower PC case aimed at gamers but with a rather "casual" exterior design SilverStone released their latest Redline RL05 mid-tower which i received soon afterwards and just finished wrapping up its review.


   Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices. With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use. Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.


   The Redline RL05 is marketed as an affordable PC mid-tower aimed towards enthusiasts so right from the start it's obvious that SilverStone had to cut some corners while designing it. Still they did give it a very large acrylic side window, two 140mm pre-installed LED fans, removable air-filters, room for a total of 5 fans (4x140mm/1x120mm), mount areas for up to 3 radiators (280/240/120mm) and enough space for ATX and micro-ATX mainboards, 165mm tall CPU coolers, 373mm long graphics cards and 220mm long power supply units. We were somewhat surprised to see that SilverStone has also placed a USB 3.0/1 type-C port at the front of the case (since USB 3.1 Type-C cables are up to 1 meter long this can be very handy) to make it easier/faster for people to plug their brand new external drives (as long as they come with a type-c connector). These aren't features we haven't seen in the past by similar mid-towers so let's see what SilverStone has been working on with the Redline RL05.