A Look Inside
After removing the two thumbscrews keeping the glass side panel in place, we gain access to a quite spacious case interior. The glossy white paint job is continued inside the case, and the only non-white components internally are the black rubber grommets that occupy two of the cable management holes, and the four 140mm fans that are included with the PM02. In addition to the two large cable management passthroughs, there are two smaller cutouts above the motherboard area, and a single passthrough on top of the power supply shroud. We found the CPU cooler cutout to be quite spacious, and its size should accommodate most motherboard and cooler layouts.
Speaking of the power supply shroud, the PM02’s implementation spans the entire length of the case, and has a cutout towards the front of the case to allow for radiators and their fans to occupy that area. The side panel of the shroud is home to a quite large SilverStone logo and name badge, which we found to take away from the very clean and minimalist case looks.
Moving behind the motherboard panel, we gain access to three 2.5″ tool-less drive trays that are laid out in a stacked configuration next to the motherboard area. These drive trays are a bit unique, in that they swing out from the case and allow you to slip a drive in quite easily. Once the drive is in place, you simply swing the cage back into place and a small tab keeps things secured. Three plastic 3.5″ tool-less drive trays are situated beneath the power supply shroud. While these trays are easy to remove if not needed, the drive cage itself is not removable, as it is riveted into place, as opposed to being kept in place with screws. We would have loved to see this cage be removable to allow for longer power supplies, but it’s definitely not a deal-breaker.
As mentioned before, there are multiple cable management cutouts, and SilverStone has also included a few pre-attached velcro strips to assist with keeping things tidy. There are also a number of zip tie anchor spots for additional cable management assistance, but no zip ties were included with the accessories pack.