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  • SilverStone SETA A1 Case Review
  • SilverStone SETA A1 Case Review



    I have seen a lot of different cases over the years.  In the early days many case designs lacked innovation and were simple boxes with a few holes cut in for cooling.  These cases were relativity cheap to manufacture and allowed designers to bolt on any façade they wanted.  The computer chassis hasn’t changed much over the years.  It is still a decorated box with holes cut into it for cooling, holes cut into the side for viewing and places to store stuff.  Innovation in case design is everywhere and some would say that the best cases are the ones that hide what makes them great.

    In this review we will be looking at the SETA A1 from SilverStone.  I first saw this case during CES 2020 and to be completely honest I didn’t pay it much attention.  The bezel design just looked weird to me and other cases like the Sugo SG14 and Fara R1 just seemed more interesting.

    Thing is, I forgot the number one rule when visiting SilverStone, “Check everything”.  This company has been known to come up with some extremely innovative case designs that are not only efficient but offer some amazing perks. 

    • ATX mid-tower case with aluminum bezel and steel chassis
    • Brilliantly styled with combination of aluminum front bezel and tempered glass side panel
    • Beautiful embedded addressable RGB lighting with controller included
    • Support up to two 200mm front fans
    • Front I/O includes USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and standard single 3.5 mm audio jack
    • Extra expansion slot supports mounting graphics card vertically

    Model Number SST-SEA1GW-G (Rose Gold on white, tempered glass) / SST-SEA1SB-G (Silver on black, tempered glass) / SST-SEA1TB-G (Titanium on black, tempered glass)
    Material Aluminum front bezel, steel chassis, tempered glass
    Motherboard ATX (12” x 11”), Micro-ATX (9.6” x 9.6”), Mini-ITX (6.7” x 6.7”)
    Drive bay 
    External N/A
    Internal 3.5” x 2 / 2.5” x 4
    Cooling system
    Front 200mm x 2 / 140mm x 2 / 120mm x 3 (200mm fan x 2 included)
    Rear 120mm x 1 (120mm fan x 1 included)
    Top 140mm x 2 / 120mm x 2
    Fan specifications
    Speed 800 RPM ±10%
    Airflow 61 CFM
    Noise 24 dBA
    Bearing Sleeve Bearing
    Radiator support
    Front 360mm / 280mm / 240mm / 140mm / 120mm
    Rear 120mm
    Top 240mm / 120mm
    Expansion slot 7 + 2
    Front I/O port USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C x 1 Combo audio x 1
    Power supply Standard PS2(ATX)
    Limitation of VGA card 350mm
    Limitation of CPU cooler 175mm
    Limitation of PSU 180mm with removable 3.5” cage installed
    Net weight 8.48 kg
    Dimension 225mm (W) x 470mm (H) x 432mm (D), 45.7 Liters / 8.86" (W) x 18.5" (H) x 17.01" (D), 45.7 Liters