ARCTIC introduces two new products into the computer hardware market: PC case, Silentium T11 and hard-drive cooler, ARCTIC HC01-TC. Details inside.
Chassis with Quality and Durability
Choosing a well-made chassis for your computer core components is an initial and critical decision for computer builders. A chassis nowadays is more than just a skeleton to provide structure for the components, it should also be a framework that allows good and silent cooling, and have a stylish appearance at the same time. The new chassis, ARCTIC Silentium T11, contains all the superior qualities that any computer users may look for. This series is affordable, yet offering exceptional durability, expandability and accessibility to users.
The Silentium T11 is a mid-tower with dimensions of 49 (L) x 43 (H) x 19cm (W). The design of this chassis features sturdy and durable steel construction that provides solid foundation for computer internal hardware.
There are two USB and audio ports on the front of the chassis to allow users to connect external and audio devices easily. For visual appearance, the front panel also includes two covers to conceal CD-ROM and DVD-writer device bays. It contains four 5.25″ external drive bays and one 3.5″ internal drive bay. Its design also supports up to 35cm long high-end VGA boards. The spacious space inside the chassis is ideal for overclockers to install.
The Silentium T11 also showcases tool-free installation for quick assembly and upgrade. Side panel slides open easily with thumb screws. Similarly, tool-free and screwless installation for mounting 5.25″ drive bays is also very convenient for builders. The Silentium T11 is available in black and white.
The Case with ARCTIC Temperature-Controlled Fans
The Silentium T11 comes with two temperature-controlled ARCTIC 120mm fans. These controlled fans complement with the framework of the chassis to provide adequate airflow and offer maximum cooling performance at a minimum noise level. The temperature controlled fans are ideal to provide sufficient ventilation inside the chassis.
Since these fans are able to self-regulate their speed and work automatically according to the internal chassis temperature, further adjustments in computer settings are not required. The speed of the fan is able to remain at its lowest rpm at most times. This is to offer adequate ventilation at lowest noise level possible. However, the fan speed is adjusted to its maximum to provide instant cooling when the internal temperature reaches its critical range.
The Air Flow inside the Chassis
Unlike other generic PC cases, the design of the Silentium T11 is different in several ways to provide maximum cooling capacity to the internal computer hardware. Besides the two intaking fans, the Silentium T11 incorporates an unprecedented feature, a VGA air hood, to guide intake air directly to the VGA board. The air hood acts as a tunnel to trap the incoming air to flow into the VGA board directly and thus, provide maximum cooling effect to the VGA board.
The rear fan pulls in cool air into the case and gives sufficient cool air to the CPU. The CPU is then able to maintain at a low temperature since the rear fan is feeding cool air into the CPU cooler. This is what makes the Silentium T11 to be superior since it offers new fan ventilation technology.
All in all, the Silentium T11 is an ultimate computer case for anybody – from personal or home office users to professional overclockers. Since it is embedded with high-quality and convenient features, the ARCTIC Silentium T11 is an excellent option when choosing a computer case.
MB Form Factor: Full / Micro ATX
Drive Bays: 4 x 5.25″ (external), 1 x 3.5″ (internal)
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Panel I/O: 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x Audio
Ventilation: 2 x 120mm ARCTIC F12 TC
Dimension: 49 (L) x 43 (H) x 19 (W)
Net Weight: 5kg
The Silentium T11 comes with a 2 year limited warranty. It is available in mid of October 2010. The MSRP is US$59.95/ 49.95€, excl.VAT.