Introducing the Aquarius M60W Pure Black
The SilentiumPC Aquarius M60W Pure Black has been sitting around in my bench-room a really long time. It is actually funny because I did not know what a treasure I have been sitting on. I think we will see a lot of comparing between the M60W and the last-time reviewed Zalman Z9 Neo. After all, they cost almost the same. I found the M60W starting from about 1650 CZK, or 300 PLN in Poland (that is slightly more expensive than here, which is funny).
|Motherboard size||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, Full-ATX|
|Size||210 × 440 × 445 mm (W × L × H)|
|Skelet material||SECC plate, 0.8 mm|
|Side material||SECC plate, 0.8 mm; plastic window|
|Front panel material||plastic|
|Weight (incl. fans)||7.4 kg|
|Positions 5.25”||2× external|
|Positions 3.5”||3× internal|
|Positions 2.5”||2× internal|
|Fan positions||2× 140 mm front, 1× 140 mm rear, 2× 140 mm top|
|Occupied positions||2× 140 mm front, 1× 140 mm rear|
|Front/upper panel||2× USB 2.0, 2× USB 3.0, jack input/output, fan speed regulator control|
As the table shows, the M60W is midi-tower. It is slightly smaller than the Z9 Neo though 5 mm wider. But there is one extra 3.5” position (a rather interesting one). It also has fan controller not only for the pre-installed fans but for a few more as well. So let’s take a closer look.
Packaging and accessories
The front side of the box shows us drawing of the case and also some specifications. Both the front and rear are the same actually.
On the side there are specifications similar to our table above.
The packing is no different from other cases, plastic bag and two pieces of polystyrene which the M60W sits in between. They hold quite firmly on the case.
The accessories are packed in a carton box which is then put in one of the 3.5” positions. There is the manual, ten zip ties and a bag with different screws.