The current state of PC case design seems to be comprised of a few design and function features that can be found on just about any modern case. This includes tempered glass side panels, support for vertical video card orientation, and multiple fan and radiator installation options. These features are often mixed and matched, and depending on their implementation, can result in some pretty great cases. In this review we will be taking a look at the SilverStone SETA A1, an ATX mid-tower that combines a few of the aforementioned features, and pairs them up with a few somewhat unique options to produce a case with a bit of a classy look to it. Follow along as we take a closer look at the SilverStone SETA A1.
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”)|
|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%|
|Radiator support||Front||360mm / 280mm / 240mm / 140mm / 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
The retail box for the SETA A1 gives us a nice angled look at the case design, showing off one of the ARGB light strips on the front of the case, as well as the front I/O and top cooling feature. A large product name is prominently placed above a small description of the case, which mentions the premium design of the case, as well as substantial airflow.
Opening up the box we find the SETA A1 wrapped in a plastic bag and hugged between two foam pieces. This is pretty standard packing and shipping fare, and the case arrived in our possession in perfect shape.
The accessories loadout for the SETA A1 is quite sparse, consisting of your standard screw and standoff assortment, a few thin zip-ties, and the ARGB controller. No physical manual is included with the case, something we first encountered with SilverStone a while back when taking a look at their PF240-ARGB liquid cooler. When it comes to a case manual, the omission of a physical manual isn’t that big of a deal to us, especially since a digital version is available by scanning the QR code located on the box.
The ARGB controller included with the SETA A1 is used to control the two ARGB light strips at the front of the case, but can also support multiple additional products like light strips and coolers. Featuring a button to cycle between lighting modes and motherboard mode, the controller offers four ports, each capable of controlling 48 LEDs.
There is also a connection on the controller to wire in the case’s reset switch in order to facilitate lighting control without having to open the case. We really appreciate this feature, as we hate having to get into our case just to change the lighting. A single SATA connection provides power to the unit, and an optional ARGB connector is available to allow you to use your motherboard’s software to control all of the lighting.