To access the inside of the Psile case you need to remove the top cover first. The top cover is mounted without any screws. It is kept in place with a clink-in mechanism. Use a coin or similar object to push the cover out the click-in mechanism.
Use a coin or a similar object
that fits through the edges on
the bottom of the case.
Press the object through the
edge untill the plastic cover
fully comes out of the edge. Do
this on both sides of the psile.
When the cover has been freed
out of the edge in the
baseplate you shoul have
sufficient grip to push the top
gently upwards while holding
the aluminium case with your
Push gently upwards untill the
coever clicks out of the
aluminium edge on the top of
Now, with two hands, pull the
plastic cover upwards...
Untill it comes free from the
To close the case you need to put the cover on the top of the case again and gently push the plastic cover into the click-in mechanism.
Gently push the cover on top of
the case. Make sure the edges
of the cover follow the inside of
the aluminium case
Check whether the left and
right side of the cover line up
with the edges on the bottom
of the case
Gently push on the side of the
case to fix the click-in
meganism. The cover will
click into the aluminium edge
on top of the case
Now gently push the opposite
side of the case to click in the
cover. Alwats use two hands to
keep the case in balance.
Check on the left and right side
if the cover is nicely lined up
with the aluminium. Check if
the cover is again inside the
edges of the aluminium. If not
you can simply adjust this by
pushing the side of the cover,
clicking the cover in place.
> How much noise does a psile make?
The noise generated by your psile is mainly dependent on the components you put inside. For example the hard disk can produce some noise, but also a VGA chipset cooler or a CPU cooler. So it is important to select your psile components carefully if you want to achieve an as quiet as possible system.
The construction of the psile case allows you to use a passive heatsink on low wattage cpu's (for example in combination with a Intel Pentium M) in combination with the supplied case fan. This rules out a cpu heatsink fan, hence lesser noise.
In addition to achieve a real quiet system the inside of the psile case is fully covered with damptek noise absorption material to absorb any noise coming from the internal components.
One of our own test systems was tested in a ISO certified anachoic chamber for noise testing. We selected an average quiet hard disk drive and used a intel pentium m processor in combination with a passive heatsink and the supplied 80mm nexus real silent case fan. The result measured from 1 meter distance from the front of the case was: 21 dB(A). As a reference a dead quiet room is somewhere between 27 and 30 dB(A).
> I cannot seem to get the case fan in a good position. Help!
You are using a passive cpu cooler and the layout of your motherboards does not allow you to position the fan directly behind the heatsink. Then you may want to swap the 80mm case fan with a smaller fan to get just above the components on your motherboard. For example you can use the Nexus 70mm case fan in combination with a NRC-1000 noise reduction cable which is available at you psile dealer or from the accessory shop on this site.
Alternatives The layout of the motherboard varies per manufacturer and model. The layout of your motherboard may interfere with the ideal fan position as some motherboard components may be in the way. Below you will find a number of illustrations (top view) to indicate what CPU-&-fan position is good or acceptable. Whichever solution you choose, make sure the CPU temperatures stay within the specifications given by the CPU manufacturer.
> How do I position the case fan when I use an active cpu cooler?
If you use an active cpu cooler (so with fan) position your casefan all the way to the rear of the case blowing the air out of the case. Fresh air will be drawn into the case through the vetilation holes in the bottom of the case.