Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2012-02-21

With todays powerful hardware components, most computer case designs are mainly focused on maximizing airflow. Sometimes compromising on one vital aspect, which is noise reduction. It's pretty hard to get a decent balance in a midi sized tower between decent airflow and near silent operation. Cooler Master is targeting, with this Silencio 550, those that look to build a silent PC. Yet no compromises are made in build quality, air flow is decent to warrant safe operation and all this with a very affordable price tag.

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The front panel pops off with some gentle force. The front dual fan filter is removable. You can clearly see the foam on the front panel door in the picture on the right.




Even with the door closed the front fan is still able to suck in air via the numerous ventilation openings on the side.



The CM Trooper game case had an X-docking station for 2.5drives. The Silencio features a simplified version but more practical for 3.5" HDD version. Just plug in your PSU molex and hook the dock via a S-ATA cable to the motherboard.




The PSU is supported and damped by 4 rubber grommets. In the bottom we find an easy to remove dust filter.



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