SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro Review (Page 4 of 4)
Page 4 - Installation and Conclusion
Installation was a fairly smooth experience. Since some of the standoffs were already installed, I only had to install three more. Unfortunately, there is no adapter to remove or easily install standoffs. I think including one should be a requirement. The installation manual is sufficient. On the other hand, it would be nice to have a list of all the screws included and which components they are for, especially for new system builders. I cable managed everything to look as nice as possible, since the SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro has a nice large open window. Cable management on the back was a bit of a struggle. There are not enough loops to tie the cables down, while the right side is entirely absent of any cabling holes, so the CPU power cable just hangs around. A little more room on the back would also be appreciated, as I struggled to close the back panel. Overall, the back only has 15 mm of room for cables, meaning most of it must be tied down well, or placed under the power supply shroud.
This is the final look of the SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro with my parts installed. My white graphics card is not really conducive to the overall black and red theme. Regardless, the front three fans light up when you turn it on, reminding me of the SilverStone Primera PM01. Overall, I find it to look pretty good. The SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro finds a nice balance in aesthetic between a standard looking chassis, while making the front look unique. Even though silence is not a big part of the RL06 Pro, it was not too bad either. On a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is silent and 10 is a jet taking off, the overall sound came in at 4.0/10 in my personal opinion. The fans were not overly loud and came in at 3.5/10.
I have watched quite a few movies and their sequels. Usually, the sequel does not live up to the original, but in a few cases they do -- pun most definitely intended. Even though the plot was not very good, I enjoyed John Wick quite a bit. When I heard a sequel was coming out, I was excited and a little afraid. I went to watch the second one, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first, maybe even a little more. A sequel should not just fix what was wrong with the original, but should be creative in how it reinvents certain aspects of it to improve. The SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro is a sequel to the Redline RL05. Some of the aspects were kept the same, such as a full front mesh cover for optimal air intake. The SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro improved in this area, as it is able to house three 120 mm fans instead of just two. The RL06 Pro may have lost a 5.25'' bay, but in this day and age, not many people will care about this omission. Build quality is just as sturdy as the previous version. Many of the complaints I raised in the Redline RL05 review were changed for the RL06 Pro, and while they might seem minor, such as the dust filters and the power button's tactile feedback, all of them add value. As for the aesthetic, I find the RL06 Pro to have a much better look in my personal opinion. The matte black finish on the RL06 Pro also gives it a feel of a more expensive case. Another improvement is the fan hub on the back, giving you quite a bit of flexibility for how many fans you want in the case. On the other hand, cable management on the Redline RL06 Pro needs work. I found it difficult to tie the cables down, while I also had to force the side panel close on all the cables. I also wish the RL06 Pro kept the USB-C front panel connector as found in the RL05. As for money, the RL06 Pro is a bit more expensive than the RL05, coming in at $75 USD. For such a price, there could be some more improvements in building the case, such as more room for cable management. Overall, the SilverStone Redline RL06 Pro holds improvements over the Redline RL05, and the increased price is reflective of this.
SilverStone provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.2/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The SilverStone Redline RL06 good looking case that is a joy to use, being an improvement over the previous iteration for a little more money.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion