Cooler Master Silencio 650 Pure Review
Published: 19th August 2013 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: |
Up Close: Roof, Rear and Base
The roof of the case is also designed with silence and stealthy looks in mind. A placement for a 120mm fan at the rear of the case can be opened or closed depending on whether you're looking to optimise airflow or noise levels.
The front I/O panel also has a sliding door which not just looks sleek but also serves to protect it from prying, and potentially sticky jammy fingers. Along with a the power and reset buttons, both of which have a nice short travel quality feel to them, there's a brace of both USB2.0 and USB3.0, and of course the usual audio headers. To the left a sliding switch enables speed control over attached fans whist to the right, in place of the Boot drive selection switch found on the standard case there's a slider switch that enables the top fan to be turned of completely, thus further supporting the emphasis placed on noise reduction with the 650 Pure.
The rear of the case is largely unremarkable. two large grommetted tubing ports sit atop the 120mm fan extract grill, below which are found 7 solid expansion bay covers. To the right of these there is an additional mount for expansion cards that don't need to be attached to the motherboard.
Sliding out the large mesh fan filter grill which covers 2/3rds of the base of the case reveals a sturdy hex mesh underneath. The case itself is mounted on 4 large rubber capped feet which should serve raise it from the surface giving good airflow to the PSU area and adding good vibration dampening.
Each of the side panels are heavily coated in foam rubber sound and vibration absorbing material. The right side panel has a cut out and is smooth, whereas the left panel is of the egg box variety.