Another day, another build, or better yet an in-depth look of a chassis, and this time it’s the very interesting SilentiumPC Regnum RG6V Evo TG ARGB model, that’s a bit of a mouthful, so let’s just jump right into it.
What can I say about its looks? Well, for starters, the first thing that pops right out is this big mesh front panel, which nowadays became a really rare sight as most of the modern-day chassis solutions have a closed-off design on the front, which in most of the cases takes a toll on their capability to push cold air from the outside, and overall have good airflow, so I’m really liking the fact that SilentiumPC decided to make a model which takes this approach.
To pull it off you will need to apply a bit more force than usual, I would say unconformably more which makes you feel like you’re going to break something off. Thankfully, that didn’t happen and I pulled it off multiple times. On the other side of it, we have some kind of dust filter, but unfortunately, it’s not removable. Behind it hide three preinstalled 120 mm translucent-like looking RGB fans, together with one on the back, so that’s a total of four of their Stella HP ARGB 120 mm fans. You also have an option to choose a version of this particular chassis model which instead of these fans has non-RGB ones, which lower down the cost of the chassis by around 20%.
SilentiumPC Regnum RG6V Evo TG ARGB – Balancing between trends
The fans, unfortunately, are not PWM controlled, although, on their website they only have a PWM version of this particular fan model, it’s possible that they made a non-PWM for this chassis. They do support addressable RGB control, which is why they have another cable coming out of them. Since this is a lot of cables to connect, the Regnum RG6V comes with a hub that can round up to five fans and addressable RGB connection, so you just need to connect that hub to the motherboard, which is extra piratical. You have an option to control their lighting in a toggle colorway directly over the chassis, and for that, you have this small adapter in case you don’t have any addressable RGB headers on the motherboard.
As for the fans themselves in terms of their specification, they run from 800 -2300 RPM, you’ll hear a bit later on what kind of noise they make together with the rest of the components, while their RGB lighting is pretty subtle, it’s not that in your face, it can look somewhat dimmed on the front when a bit off-axis you won’t even see them on the front, although I was very pleased on how they look evenly look when they lit up.
Back to the Regnum RG6V, I overall do like how it looks, it’s not super unique, but it is appealing, very minimalistic overall, while the temper ted glass side panel, tough a common theme, does give it that extra something. It’s held by four thumb screws in each corner, and around those edges, it’s completely blacked out, while it’s also it’s slightly tinted. It comes off easily, although it’s a bit tricky to put it back on since the fitting is quite tight on these rubber dampers, plus they can occasionally fall off, so you have to be somewhat careful. On the top front, you’ll find your usual set of switches and ports, in particular, power on, reset, RGB LED lighting toggle switch, LED indicator, 3,5mm audio in and audio out jack, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports.
Putting a watercooling in Regnum RG6V
Coming to the main compartment, I was greeted by plenty of space to do you standard build in it, although it’s a shorter chassis format, it can accommodate basically anything, with a standard power supply shroud separation in the bottom part. They’ve also gone for a lot of pass-through holes with the robber, we have them on the top and the right side, and I especially like this one in the middle of the top side of the power supply shroud for running the PCI-express power cables to the graphics card, and how they made a wide but just deep enough cut on the bottom edge of the motherboard for all those front panels, fan, and other connections.
As for what can be fit inside it, you can put up to 162 mm tall CPU coolers and 360 mm long graphics in case you don’t have anything installed in this area, while if you do decide to put a radiator on the front, in a push-pull configuration you’ll be able to put around 300 mm long graphics cards. Speaking of radiators, as you can see, here I have a 360 mm one coming from Fractal’s new Celsius+ Prisma series of AIO watercoolers, it fit in like a glow, and you have just enough space in this bottom cutout portion of the power supply shroud for another set of three fans for a push-pull setup. Besides on the front, on the top side, which has this honeycomb mesh pattern and its own magnetic dust filter, you can up to 280 mm radiators and anything else below that in terms of fans and radiator configuration.
Feel free to check out my review of this Fractal’s AIO, I’ll put a link to it in the right top corner of this video, I’ve actually done a combo review as I’ve also checked out it’s smaller 240 mm brother, so I have a direct comparison between these two models.
Moving to another side of the motherboard tray of the Regnum RG6V EVO TG ARGB, in the bottom compartment, behind the power supply shroud, we have a spot for, well, a power supply on the back, unfortunately, they didn’t put any padding for it, it only has this raised up portion, while the rest of that compartment is completely clutter free, so here you can tuck in any excess power or other cables. On the other side of that bottom surface, we have another big magnetic dust filter, as well as four raised feet with soft padding on them. You’re probably wondering where can you put the 3,5” drives, but don’t worry, there is a place for them, two spots in particular. Using rubber grommets and screws you can put one on the bottom, while the other one hangs upside down over it, and latches on that top mesh surface of the power supply shroud. In that same place, you can also choose to put 2,5”, or a mixed combination of them, while you can also put two additional 2,5” on the left side of the back end of the motherboard tray.
Mesh for more airflow
Due to that, there’s plenty of space between it and the right-side panel of the chassis, so you can go all-in on the cable management. They will provide you with few Velcro ties and a couple of zip-ties, alongside plenty of cable tie points on the back, which was appreciated greatly in this particular case, since you have a bunch of cables coming in from the fans, plus in my case, I don’t use any classical drives, as I have an M.2 SSD for this configuration, so the cable situation would be even worse to handle. There’s a cool detail on the back of the chassis in a form of these ventilation wholes, which will somewhat help in making the air move through hat back compartment, and making the SSD’s a bit cooler, while the seven expansion slots have their own clampdown bracket for staying extra put and to look a bit nicer.
Taking a look at the temperatures, I was pretty satisfied with what I saw here, around 80°C of loading CPU temperature for my Ryzen 7 3700X using default motherboards fan profile and below that, if you run the fans at full blast. The Rx 5600 XT GPU wasn’t getting too hot either, just below 70°C, which was around 4°C higher compared to my open bed testing of it, but what’s interesting is that its fans were running a bit slower here. Again, when the chassis fans are running full speed, I saw GPU’s fan speed drop to 1300 RPM, while keeping the same temperature. Overall the CPU temperatures were higher compared to the original Fractal’s fans which come with this all in one watercooler, I’ve actually used this same chassis for my review of it, of course, in that case, I didn’t use the chassis stock fans as I did now for its review, but that’s to be expected since Fractal’s ones are more static pressure optimized. Here’s a short sound clip of the whole system during idle, load, and full fan speed, while also showing the sound meter for measurement comparison.
The price tag of a bit above 50€ for the regular model makes it a quite compelling choice considering what you get in return, it really checked most of the right marks for that price point. This makes it competitive on the chassis market, which is at the moment is a bit overwhelming to be honest, there’s a lot to choose. I’ll probably take look at some of their other chassis soon as they have a very appealing philosophy and approach to their product, and they also have a lot of new interesting models, like this SG7V, leave a comment down below if you want to see it in action.
That’s it for this time, thanks for checking out my SilentiumPC Regnum RG6V Evo TG ARGB review and if you have any question feel free to hit me in the comments section of my YouTube video listed above, you can contact me via my social media channels!