Cooler Master Silencio 650 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

 Cooler Master Silencio 650 review  

 

Introduction

The list of case names from Cooler Master reads like an honour role.  We all know of the practiacally legendary Cosmos, the CM690, the HAF and of course the new darlings in the form of the Storm and Stryker.  What perhaps isn't so well known is that with the Silencio series Cooler Master also bring us a range of 4 sleek elegant "silent" cases.

We reviewed the smaller 550 back in May 2011 and found that although a good case it was lacking in several areas, most noticeably the cable management. The Silencio 650 is the flagship of the range and like the smaller 500 is in style terms about as far away as it is perhaps possible to get from it's better known, more "shouty" Brethren

But silence it would appear is not the 650's only claim to fame.  A host of handy and well thought out features appear to spatter the product specification, from selectable booting, to fast charging for portable devices he Silencio does look like it has quite a deal to offer.  For more of a taste lets take a look at the full Specification and features.

 

Technical Specifications

 

Available Color

Full Midnight Black

Material

Aluminum Alloy, Synthetics, Steel

Dimension (W / H / D)

207 x 479 x 525.6mm / 8.1 x 18.8 x 20.7 inch

Weight

13.0 kg / 28.6 lb M/B Type Micro-ATX, ATX

5.25" Drive Bay

3 (w/o the use of exposed 3.5" drive bay)

3.5" Drive Bay

7 (hidden) + 1 (for X-Dock bay)

2.5" SATA HDD Drive Bay

2 (hidden) +1 (for X-Dock bay)

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97/HD Audio), SD card reader x 1

Expansion Slots

7+1

Cooling System

Front: 120mm fan x 2, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA / 140mm fan x 1 (optional)
Top: 120mm or 140mm fan x 1 (optional)
Rear: 120mm fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional, on removable HDD cage)

Power Supply

Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V Maximum Compatibility

VGA card length

268.0 mm / 10.5 inch (with HDD cage)
434.0 mm / 17.1 inch (without HDD cage)

CPU cooler height

168.0 mm / 6.6 inch

 

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Most Recent Comments

30-08-2012, 05:28:46

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...142451998l.jpg

We all know Cooler Master produce some excellent gaming and enthusiast cases. What many don't know is that they also do sleek and elegant. So does the 650, the flagship of the Silencio range have good reason to shout about keeping quiet.


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30-08-2012, 06:00:44

SnW
Looks like a very solid case
thanks for the review Tom and Gary

EDIT great silent Folding case if you ask me !

31-08-2012, 17:20:59

ExplosiveToaster
two questions:

Firstly, is the "x-dock" thingy removable? and if so does it leave behind a usable third drive bay? i read the entire review and i couldnt see any mention of it.

and in your guys opinion, which of the three silence cases mentioned in the conclusion do you think is the most quiet? i mean, if i was to buy any of them id trick it out with super quiet fans, something like corsairs quiet edition fans but which do you think would be best at sucking up all the noise?
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