Cooler Master Silencio 650 Mid Tower Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2013-01-11

Today we introduce to you the flagship of Cooler Master's Silencio range: The 650 model. We already saw the prototype at Cebit 2012 and the specification list was impressive. Cooler Master promised us an  integration of a fan controller, a hot swappable bay, a selection option of the boot drive. In a typical Cooler Master design and retailing at a moderate price tag. It's predecessor, the Silenco 550 was a decent silent case, but had a few shortcomings, especially the cable management was a rough ride due to the small clearance between the motherboard tray and the side panel and a bit too small cutouts in the motherboard panel. However for a 70 euro case it was a great addition to the silent Silencio enclosure range for Cooler Master. The new Silencio 650 model, due to the extra features retails at plus minus 110 euros, time to stop the chit chat and open the box.

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Interior Explored Part III

While the Silencio 550 lacked rubber protection in the cutouts probably the reduce the costs, the 650 model is well equipped.





However another point of criticism are the two cutouts above the motherboard. The cutouts in fact are more then large enough, but the overhanging enclosure support makes routing of the 8 pin power plug for the motherboard a more time consuming job. Again another small oversight of the otherwise impeccable Cooler Master design team.




The power supply rests on rubber dampening supports to reduce the vibrations. The bottom dust cover is easily removable. Big rubber feet aid again to reduce vibrations.




The front panel pops off quite easily, giving direct access to the two front fans. A removable dust filter is of course included too.


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