Silverstone FARA R1 Pro ATX PC Case Review

  1. What about the Silverstone Fara R1 Pro???
  2. External Impressions
  3. Internal Impressions
  4. Installation Experience and ARGB Effects
  5. Conclusion
  6. Online Purchase Links

Disclosure: The Fara R1 Pro was loaned by Silverstone for Review Purpose

The little standard ATX called the FARA R1 Pro…

The Silverstone FARA R1 Pro is a steel case with four 120mm ARGB (Addressable RGB) fans with the case with a control module and a switch to cycle the effects around. Apart from multiple ARGB fans and the control, the FARA R1 Pro and non-pro are the same. The FARA R1 looks pretty clean- inside and out- while providing full front panel access for air to pass through. If you see the price of the non-pro variant, you’d know what you’re actually paying for the case. With its price, you’d still expect to be a good enough case for a single mid to upper-tier GPU gaming builds. This is a very crowded segment.

Silverstone isn’t new in the PC case business, though I can only recall its upper end and premium variations. Whether you’re interested or not, you would expect good things with manageable cons from such cases, irrespective of the manufacturer.

Packaging

The packaging is pretty standard for most cases of this class. This does the job of protecting the case. Silverstone did put a film of plastic on the glass panel on both sides.

I couldn’t help but notice packaging doesn’t mention “Pro” to differentiate itself from the non profit variant. Its best if Silverstone calls it what it is.

Contents

With the screws and cable ties, you get the ARGB controller. It syncs the RGB effects on all the four 3-pin preinstalled with the case. The RGB header wire on the controller allows connection to the motherboard’s ARGB pins. It takes power via a SATA power connector. Once upon a time, these controllers were sold in premium cases not too long ago. It also magnetically clamps to the steel case.

The pamphlet is just a warranty notice, mostly for Australian users. The manual is not included with the FARA R1 Pro, but there’s a PDF copy of it on Silverstone’s website. Not that you would need it since for enthusiasts and system builders the case installation is very straight forward. Wrangling the wires and cables away is more of an art as long as you don’t strangle it, especially the power supply cables.

Specification

Model No.
SST-FAR1B-PRO (Black, tempered glass, ARGB fans)
Material
Steel, plastic, tempered glass
Motherboard
ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive bay
External
Internal
3.5″ x 1
2.5″ x 4
Cooling system
Front
120mm x 3 / 140mm x 2
(120mm x 3 ARGB fan included)
Rear
120mm x 1
(120mm x 1 ARGB fan included)
Side
Top
120mm x 2 / 140mm x 2
Bottom
Internal
Radiator support
Front
120mm / 140mm / 240mm / 280mm
Rear
120mm
Top
120mm / 240mm
Bottom
Internal
Expansion slot
7
Front I/O port
USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 1
Combo audio x 1
Power supply
Standard PS2(ATX)
Limitation of expansion card
322mm with the front fan installed, width restriction – 170mm
Limitation of CPU cooler
165mm
Limitation of PSU
160mm with 3.5″ drive cage installed
Net weight
5.37kg
Dimension
207mm (W) x 446mm (H) x 390mm (D), 37 liters
8.15″ (W) x 17.56″ (H) x 15.35″ (D), 37 liters

There are two variations with two colour combination- black and white. The difference between the FARA R1 Pro and the non-pro is the fan combo- 4x 120mm ARGB fans with a control module on the pro and just a single non LED 120mm fan for the rear. But retains other feature inclusion such as top panel air filter.

Fair enough!

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