Overall, I enjoyed building in the Fara B1 from Silverstone. I was pleasantly surprised that the Swiftech H240 X3 was able to fit inside the case. I had expected to have to use an air cooler, but the H240 X3 fit in nicely. I like the compact design. The desk this system now lives under is slim and the previous case stuck out from under the desk a fair bit. However, the Fara B1 fits under it completely. The design of the Silverstone Fara B1 is simple, yet attractive. It goes to show how a feature such as a tempered glass side panel can add so much to a case, even a budget-oriented case.
The Fara B1 was designed specifically for aggressive airflow and I feel Silverstone did a good job with this design. In our thermal testing using the Flir One, we can clearly see heat being dissipated out to the rear of the case. The star-meshed design on the front panel not only adds to the overall aesthetics of the case but has a functional purpose as a dust filter. I also like the dust filters on the top and bottom. They are both flexible but sturdy, and easy to clean. One small feature that I really like is the hybrid 3.5mm. I know its easy enough to use a splitter if you want to use the built-in mic on your gaming headset. But no matter how you look at it, fewer cables are always preferable.
The Silverstone Fara B1 is all around a great option for a gamer on a budget. The Fara B1 is lightweight, compact, and easy to build in. Even behind the motherboard tray, there is plenty of room for cable management. I also like the fact that there is a shroud over the power supply, a feature usually in higher-end cases. Even though the Fara B1 is on the smaller side for a mid-tower case, you can still fit some of the biggest cards on the market in this case. Even the RTX 3090 Founders Edition at 313 mm would fit. However, there are a few things I feel the Fara B1 was missing. I would have liked to see a USB Type-C port on the front IO. But at a price of $59.99 at the time of this review, I understand that being a budget case, this would have increased the cost of the case a bit. For only $60, you’re getting a solid little case that you can build a great looking system in. So, if you’re in the market for a new build and don’t need a case with all the bells and whistles, but still want a good looking case with a glass side panel, look at the Fara B1 from Silverstone. For being a good looking case at a great price point, we give the Silverstone Fara B1 an 8 out of 10.
- Light Weight
- Low Cost
- Compact Design
- Good Airflow
- Tempered Glass Panel
- Plenty of cooling options
- Decent room for cable management
- RGB logo
- Space for up to 4 SSDs
- Tight workspace
- Larger Air Coolers may not fit.
- No Type-C ports