Cooler Master Silencio 652S, is a ATX form computer case. Don’t know what ATX is? OK.
ATX stands for Advanced Technology Extended (that’s all I know).
I will make it simpler. Silencio 652S supports motherboards which are ATX and micro-ATX form factor.
It is a mid-sized tower which supports water-cooling.
Not all computer cases supports water cooling. You didn’t know that?
Coming to specifications; its 50cm deep and 50cm high and it weighs around 10.4 kg. It got plenty of room for optical drives and fan controllers, all because of three external tool-free 5.25in bays, which are hidden behind a magnetic door that spans the entire length of the front panel.
The top panel seems to have no fan vents out of the box, but a sliding cover reveals a large removable mesh. Well, this kind of arrangement could prevent spills entering the case, while reducing noise if you are leaving this area free of fans.
The power and reset buttons are located to the right of the door at the front while two USB 2 and two USB 3 ports, plus a USB 2 SD card reader, are located on the top of the case for convenience, if you place your PC on the floor.
Out of the box, the Silencio 525S is set up to receive four 2.5in SSDs, but both the cage and the tool-free drive trays are extendable to allow the same number of 3.5in hard disks too.
There are three further 3.5in/2.5in bays in a separate drive cage at the bottom and another in the base. There is also the option to mount a 3.5in disk in a 5.25in bay using the included adaptors and a 2.5in SSD underneath it and also behind the motherboard tray. To sum it up, there are total of nine 3.5in mounts and ten 2.5in mounts, although eight are shared.
Both drive cages are removable too, which exposes two 120mm fan mounts, each occupied by a fan, as is the rear 120mm fan mount.
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Cable routing is really good, with four large rubber grommets surrounding the motherboard, and an extra-large for the PSU. You also get 14mm of space between the motherboard tray and rear side panel to tuck away cables, with several cable-tie anchor points too, although dealing with masses of cables will require a lengthy tidying session to make the interior look neat.
Well, why you need to buy this case other than because it’s from Cooler Master? As the name suggests, If quietness is your priority, then this is the case for you. It got removable dust filters which are present in the PSU mount and fan mounts, thus making it easier for you to clean up which extends the life of the motherboard.
To sum everything up:-
|Dimensions(mm)||220x508x507 (W x D x H)|
|Front Panel||Power, Reset, 2xUSB3, 2xUSB2, SD card reader, Stereo, Mic|
|Drive Bays||3 x External 5.25in, 9 x 3.5in (8 shared), 10 x 2.5in (8 shared)|
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX, ATX|
|CPU Cooler Clearance||168mm|
|Maximum Graphic Card Length||305mm ( 423mm with drive cage removed)|
|Extras||Dust Filters, Sound-Absorbing Foam|