Cooler Master Silencio 650 Pure Review

 Cooler Master Silencio 650 Pure Review  



We reviewed the original version of the this case back in August of last year and were on the whole impressed with it.  A trifle on the expensive side perhaps but as we noted it was quite feature rich.  Move forward 12 months and with the original version still very much available but with “Silent” cases becoming ever more popular Cooler Master have decided to release a second version of their Silencio 650 case.  As it’s exactly the same chassis the battleship build quality remains.  What’s missing are a few of the bells and whistles present on the Original version of the case.  Should you decide these missing features are important to you, then rest assured you can still buy the original version of this case.  If however a “Pure” version of the Silencio 650 might be the case for you then best you read on to see what’s been cut and what remains.


Technical Specification



Available Color

Midnight Black


Aluminum Alloy, Polymer, Steel


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

Net Weight

9.8 kg / 21.6 lbs

M/B Type

microATX, ATX

5.25″ Drive Bays

3 (w/o the use of exposed 3.5″ drive bays)

3.5″ Drive Bays

7 (hidden)

2.5″ Drive Bays

3 (hidden; 2 converted from one 3.5” drive bay,1 by   3.5”-to-2.5” adapter)

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


Cooling System

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

Power Supply Type

Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V

Maximum Compatibility

VGA card length:
268mm / 10.5 inch (with HDD cage)
434mm / 17.1 inch (w/o the HDD cage)
CPU cooler height: 162mm / 6.3 inch



  • Diamond precision cut aluminium front panel
  • Sound-damping foam mats in side panels and the front door
  • Fan controller to manage the speed of 3 fans (front: 2, rear: 1)
  • Fan on/off switch to control the top fan (optional)
  • Dual USB 3.0 support and SD card reader with the protection of a sliding cover on the top
  • Supports all high-end graphics cards with the 1st HDD cage removed
  • Rubber stands to reduce the vibration and noise
  • Slide-out dust filter under the PSU for easy maintenance