SilverStone Precision PS06
A relatively short length and tall top panel gives SilverStone’s Precision PS06 a surprisingly over-square appearance, in spite of its sub-21-inch height. There’s barely enough space for six external and four internal bays, and one of those 5.25” external bays is permanently filled with a far smaller front-access hard drive bay.
This is the same structure used by Cougar, but SilverStone chooses not to block the top external bay with cables. Builders get roughly equal amounts of useful space from either configuration, and both cases even have the same motherboard-centering pin occupying the center standoff location.
Lacking USB 2.0 ports or multi-connector fan controls, the PS06’s cable bundle is far simpler compared to its Cougar sibling. The case still offers a pair of USB 3.0 ports however, along with a rear-panel two-speed switch for its integrated 180 mm top-panel fan.
The PS06’s front fan can be controlled by a motherboard header, and SilverStone does offer the benefit of a slide-out dust filter there. That fan blows into a four-tray 3.5”/2.5” hard drive cage.
I decided not to screw my SSD onto one of the PS06’s trays, and instead used the front-access hard drive bay.