Cooler Master Silencio 650 Pure Review
Published: 19th August 2013 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: |
Up Close: Overview and Front
If you read the review of the original 650 back in August 2012 you're probably looking at the pictures below and thinking that it looks exactly the same. The reason for that is simple, in looks at least the two cases are identical, sharing the same chassis and same door and same panels, so don't go thinking that Cooler Master have saved some money by shaving off some quality, oh no no, you still get the same excellent levels of build and finish.
We think the 650 series are amongst some of the most "Mature" looking cases on the market today, but are none the less stylish for it. Simple black lines, a full length steel door flanked by glinting diamond cut strips and an understated almost indistinguishable Cooler Master embossed logo bestow an elegant superior appearance to the case.
Opening the foam rubber lined thick steel door reveals the first of the variances from the more expensive original model. Where the Pure version has 3 x 5.25" bays the standard model utilises the lower of these bays for a hot swap drive bay, enabling on the fly swapping of both 2.5" and 3.5" drives. Further down it's all business as usual with a large removable panel giving access to the fans behind.
With the door closed the only entry point for air into the case is via small slanted slits in the side of the front panel. OK, so you're not going to be getting the airflow of a HAF, but then you're not going to be getting the noise levels either. Like pretty much every other panel on the case the inside of the door is lined with sound dampening foam rubber. Whether you keep the door as is, or swap it to open the other way, you'll notice that even the magnetic door retainers have rubber caps in them to give a silent door close.
The front fan filter releases by means of a small catch at the top of the panel allowing it to be lifted free. Pushing out 6 plastic pins enables you to then further dismantle the filter in order to give it a proper clean. It might look a complicated process, but actually it's one of the simplest we've come across