Cooler Master Silencio 650 Pure Review
Published: 19th August 2013 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: |
Up Close: Interior, Drive bays and Base.
The interior of the 650 Pure features a large rectangular cut out extending laterally across the case interior, this is sure to make changing coolers an easy job whichever motherboard you opt for. At 207mm the Pure is quite a slim case, yet you'll still be able to plonk a cooler up to 162mm in there no problem. Two vertical grommeted cable management holes are positioned down the side of the motherboard, and as these are in exactly the same position as in the original case our criticism of their spacing remains. A third very large grommeted PSU cable management hole can be found at the base of the case.
Unlike the original version which has the PCB and circuitry associated with the hot swap bay effectively negating the lower 5.25" bay the Pure version has a true 3 x 5.25" bays. The bays utilise the standard Cooler Master tool-less fitting method which we've always found to be more than adequate. Lower down can be found a total of 7 x 3.5" bays, 3 of which can be used as 2.5" bays by means of a converter. Undoing 4 screws and pinching the release clips enables the upper 4 bay rack to be removed, upping the available GPU length from 268mm to 434mm which should be plenty house even the largest old school GPUs
Although the upper rack does have mounting holes on it's inner aspect for a 120mm fan, if you want to improve airflow but retain the drive bays then the upper rack can be rotated 90 degrees and re inserted as seen below right.
In the base there's a mount for a 120mm fan rear of which is a ventilation area for the PSU. Two of the four rubber topped mounts are much longer than usual giving stability to longer PSUs and thus reducing vibration transfer. Seven unvented expansion bay covers are flanked by an additional cover that can be used to mount expansion decives with a PCI type fitting that do not require attachment to the motherboard. Towards the top of the case there's a single 120mm fan on extract duty along with a pair of grommeted tubing holes should you wish to transport yourself back 10 years and rig yourself up an external water-cooling loop.