Cooler Master Silencio 550 Chassis Review

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Enthusiast users with a constrained budget often have to make compromises in regards to quality, building a PC around a chassis that emits a lot of fan noise due to thin panel design and the inclusion of low quality fans. Enter Cooler Master with their new Silencio 550, a case set to redefine noise emissions for the low end market.

KitGuru first saw this case in March this year, when it was going under the name ‘Project Silent M‘. While there have been some changes since then, the price point has still be held at under £70 … £67 to be exact.

Is it possible to make a high quality case with low noise emissions for such a competitve price? Cooler Master claim a ‘near silent’ operation with sound proofing on both side panels. They haven’t sacrificed the looks, with a mirror like finish on the front panel enhancing the appearance. With a built in SD card reader, Super speed USB 3.0 support and a 3.5 inch HDD hotswap they seem to be covering a lot of bases. But is it worth the money?

Silencio550 1 Cooler Master Silencio 550 Chassis Review

Cooler Master Silencio 550
Colour Steel body, Plastic front bezel
Dimension (W / H / D) (W) 210 x (H) 415.5 x (D) 505.2 mm / 8.3 x 17.8 x 19.9 inch
Net Weight 9.2kgs (20.3lb)
Motherboard Type Micro – ATX / ATX
5.25″ Drive Bay 3 (without the use of exposed 3.5″ drive bay)
3.5″ Drive Bay 7 Hidden
3.5″ X-Dock 1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25″ bay)
2.5″ HDD 1 Hidden (converted from one 3.5″ bay)
I/O Panel USB3.0 x 1, USB2.0 x 1, Mic x1, Audio x 1, SD card reader x 1
Expansion Slot 7
Cooling System: Front(Intake): 120mm x 1, 800rpm silent fan pre-install(Support 120mm fan x 2 or 140mm fan x 1 optional)

Rear (Exhaust): 120mm x 1, 800rpm silent fan pre-install

Maximum Compatibility CPU cooler height: 6.10-inch (154mm)

VGA card length: 11.10-inch (281mm) (With HDD cage)

15.80-inch (400mm) (Remove HDD cage w/120*25 fan)

16.80-inch (427mm) (Remove HDD cage w/o fan)

Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 (optional)
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Cooler Master Silencio 550 Chassis Review, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Seth

    That looks great, I like the styling too. shame I just bought a thermaltake armor. this is better :(

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  • Nester

    very very nice indeed. im impressed

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  • Frank

    Good pics. amazing how they can built these and still make a profit. I like the internal layout. good they are using quality fans too. I have had good success with coolemaster fans.

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  • Tim

    When is it out ?

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  • William

    Read another review of this today and it seems like a good buy. good design from Cooler Master. THey are getting better, still a ways to go before they reach silverstone or lian li standards.

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  • TechnoFreak

    I like cooler master products. I wish they would bring out a frio style cooler. their cpu range needs updated.

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  • Thomas

    Yeah, thats a nice case. not much to complain about. another fan would be good at front IMHO

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  • Yannis

    I wouldn’t build a high end system in this, the lack of top fan might raise temps. I think the system you built in it was good tho as its a good CPU for work and the graphics card is fine for low res gaming. Not many people buy GTX590′s or HD6990s and those who do dont spend £67 on a case either.

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  • 8239312

    fourth time to get past this capctha crap.

    Good case ! thats all I wanted to say !

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  • Titus Maximus

    I like this more than the silverstone Raven 03 :p

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