Silverstone Fara H1M Review

Silverstone Fara H1M Review


With a constant trend of people shifting towards smaller builds, we can see a sudden spike in demand for small form factor components like smaller cases and motherboards. If you plan on going the smallest route then the ITX form factor is the way to go. However, the ITX platform isnt the cheapest option, with some components, like the PSU commanding up to twice as much as their ATX counterpart. For somebody who is planning to go for a build with a smaller footprint, the M-ATX platform is the next best option. M-ATX cases are slowly picking up the pace and rapidly becoming one of the fan favorites form factors.

We have one such M-ATX form factor case with us today here at Hardware Corpus. Thanks to Silverstone for sending over their Fara H1M. Let us check out the H1m and let you know what we think about it.


  1. The case comes with 3 preinstalled 120mm ARGB fans.

  2. The pre-installed fans support motherboard sync, for boards with universal 3 pins 5V ARGB headers.

  3. For motherboards without universal 3 pins 5V ARGB headers, an ARGB controller is provided.

  4. A well-thought-out layout and design structure promise sufficient space for modern-day graphics cards and multiple cooling configurations.

  5. Honeycomb-shaped mesh front panel provides superior airflow to cool internal components.

  6. The removable drive cage allows flexibility in PSU size and cable management space.

  7. Removable dust filters in the front and top make maintenance a breeze.

Technical Specifications.

MATERIALS USEDSteel mesh, plastic front panel, steel body, tempered glass.SUPPORTED MOTHERBOARD FORM FACTORSMicro-ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITXDRIVE SUPPORTIn the Bay:- 3.5″ x 2 (compatible with 2.5″ x 1) / 2.5″ x 2 Beside the Motherboard Tray:- 2.5”x2 FAN SUPPORT Front: 120mm x 2 / 140mm x 2 (120mm x 2 ARGB fans included)Rear: 120mm x 1 (120mm x 1 ARGB fan included)Top: 120mm x 2Internal: 120mm x 2RADIATOR SUPPORTFront: 120mm / 240mmRear: 120mmPCI-e EXPANSION SLOTS 4FRONT I/O PORTSUSB 3.0 x 1 / USB 2.0 x 2 / Audio x 1 / MIC x 1SUPPORTED PSU FORM FACTORStandard ATX:-160mm with 3.5″ cage installed250mm without 3.5″ cage installedSUPPORTED GPU LENGTH320mm without front fan installed290mm with front fan and radiatorMAXIMUM HEIGHT FOR CPU COOLER160mmDIMENSION (IN MM)210mm (W) x 392mm (H) x 366mm (D)


The case comes in a brown, pretty generic-looking box. It is pretty much what we have come to expect in cases of this caliber. The box features the Silverstone branding, followed by the model name, a vector image of the case, and the USP of this case, which is “High airflow Micro-ATX chassis with significant features for gaming PC builds.”

Removing the contents of the outer box, we find the case securely packed between two layers of styrofoam, packed in a plastic bag. Again, pretty generic.


To kick of things, we have the Fara H1M case.

Contained within the drive bay is a small plastic baggy. The baggy contains the following stuff:-

  1. Smaller baggy containing all the screws needed for building in this case.

  2. 1-4 PWM splitter.

  3. Some Zip-ties.

  4. An ARGB controller.

  5. 5V- 3 pin ARGB input cable for the controller.

  6. 5V SATA power input cable for the controller.

  7. Warranty guide leaflet.

The included accessories are plentiful. The case comes with only the necessary stuff which is a good thing, considering it will keep both the clutter and price down.


After checking out the Fara H1M and building in it we can list out a few pros and cons.


  1. Awesome mesh integration.

  2. Fantastic Airflow.

  3. Solid build quality.

  4. Very easy to build in.

  5. Included ARGB controller.

  6. Included ARGB fans.

  7. Well-managed temperatures.


  1. Somewhat limited fan and radiator support.

  2. Finicky storage mounting mechanism

  3. No captive thumb-screws

That being said the Fara H1M plans to fill quite a void in the M-ATX market. At its current price point, we can always suggest this case to anybody who is planning to go for an M-ATX build.

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