• reviews
  • cases
  • SilverStone SETA H1 Airflow Case Review
  • SilverStone SETA H1 Airflow Case Review


    Install and Conclusion

    The SIlverStone SETA H1 supports a wide variety of motherboard form factors including the exotic SSI-EEB.  For this review I used the ASUS Maximus XII Hero motherboard to test fitment and spacing for various components.   This board is a standard ATX and as you can see from the photos all of the allocated cable access holes are positioned right next to the PCB.  Larger board will lose out on the right most cable access holes so, while the motherboard may be supported it will be difficult to run cables.

    Cooling access for the motherboard is quite good with plenty of room at the top for fans and radiators and enough offset to clear the oversized motherboard VRM heatsinks.

    Toward the front of the case there is still plenty of room for watercooling gear and should fit any size pump + reservoir combo you can think of provided the entire length is less than the height of a standard ATX motherboard.  The basement panel has no additional access holes for taller reservoir.

    For fans the front of the case supports up to a 360mm radiator with room for both fans and radiator at the front of the case.  Unfortunately, the 160mm fans needed to be mounted on the inside of the chassis which is good for installing 120mm/140mm fan and radiator combos but does limit the total fan exposure to free air coming in.  This happens to be a classic problem when allowing multiple fans to be installed, eventually you’ll have to compromise.


    I generally like to talk about some potential case modifications I would suggest.  For the SETA H1 the list is rather short, in fact aside from a custom coat of quality paint the only modification I would suggest is to install a set of ARGB lighted fans at the front of the case to compliment the existing strip and then accent the inside of the case with lights that can be turned off with a touch of a button.  That will allow the shaded tempered glass to hide your build until the time you want to show it off.


    In this review we looked at the SilverStone SETA H1 High Airflow computer case.  This is a sister design to the SETA Q1 who shares the same base chassis but features a silent design with treaded side panels and a full coverage front bezel.

    Personally, I prefer these mesh designs, not because they flow better but rather, they give you an opportunity to experiment with more cooling options and ARGB lighted fans.  The SilverStone SETA H1 does come with an ARGB controller and the existing light strip uses the standard digital RGB plug so you can use any controller of your choosing.

    Overall case construction is quite good.  The steel used is typical of a case in this cost bracket and is both embossed and braced to increase strength and stability.  I did find the Multi-Function panels to be a bit of a waste and would have rather seen a “double panel” where the motherboard tray is separated from the rest of the case allowing cables to simply appear instead of having to be routed through grommets.  This would have removed the need for the MFP’s and given better access for routing cables on larger motherboards.

    This is still a great case and a sold base for any custom build.

    Good Things

    Dual 160mm Fans Up Front
    360mm Radiator Support
    ARGB Lights
    Plenty of Fan Locations
    Simple Overall Design

    Bad Things

    Big fans cannot be fully utilized
    No RGB Fans included

    Hardware Asylum Rating
    SilverStone SETA H1 Airflow Case Review