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Cooler Master Announces Global Launch of Silencio 550 Silent PC Case

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    With the introduction of the Silencio 550, Cooler Master ushers in a new era of silent towers by creatively combining smooth styling, strength, and stealth. A true marvel enveloped in a sleek black steel case, it holds the capacity to support the most elaborate computing configurations. The front panel adorns a mirrored high-gloss finish which speaks to the class and elegance only embraced by Cooler Master products.

    Paramount to the Silencio 550, as the name suggests, are the barely audible tones at which it runs. Sound silencing foam padding deadens the slight reverberations of the fans and the whirrs and clicks of hard drives. Combine this with a solid-steel frame, rubber feet, two Cooler Master quiet-spinning fans and this chassis nearly sheds all forms of noise. It makes it the perfect tower for those who value a quiet computing environment.

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    Within the Silencio 550s simply elegant exterior lays a clean, intuitive, and spacious interior. Three 5.25", seven 3.5", one 2.5" hard drive bays are set inside a solid steel frame. An easily-removable hard drive cage allows computer aficionados to mix and match various hard drives for maximum flexibility and drive space. Lying behind the front panel is an external hot-swappable drive dock for those quick changes on-the-fly. This slot, along with lightning-quick, backwards-compatible USB 3.0 ports and a versatile SD card reader provides the users with a veritable holy trinity of data connectivity options. A surprisingly efficient intake-exhaust cooling system throughout the interior provides for maximum airflow. Should users want to utilize liquid cooling alternatives, the Silencio 550 includes rear retaining holes for an optional water cooling radiator installation. Abundant cooling options, ingenuity, aesthetics, and a reasonable price make this chassis the perfect silent partner for any enthusiast.

    For more information, visit the product page.
     
  2. MikeJeng

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    Reminds me of the Cosmos. It has a similar front door and those foam parts on the panels. The effectiveness of the foam is questionable though, It just made my case hotter on the inside.
     
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    Fractal R3
    NZXT H2

    &

    now Silencio 550

    I see no similarities lol
     
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    Silencio is spanish for silence; I know is pretty obvious but just in case.
     
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    Somehow reminds me of the Antec Sonata series in looks.
     
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    Plain and simple. I like that. No stupid and ugly side windows, no glowy LED's all over. Just black with piano gloss finish in the front.
     
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    all are very different some some people like choice, still r3 is best but still not good enough.
     
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    Not enough changes for me to warrant a change to this version of the Silencio, though, i do like the idea of the hole for the backplate of the cpu. I dont really like the idea of having a door on the front again though.
     
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    Its a Antec P-180 knock off
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Wee, more stylish cases. :D
     
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    Betcha all the gloss means its mostly cheap plastic for doors/etc. Looks nice n all but I'd question cooling ability.
     
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    Hate it. Plastic, gloss, and a big ass logo. nough said
     
  13. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

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    The film Mulholland Drive came into my mind when I hear the word silencio

    In anycase, I noticed something weird with these cm chassis.. I have this as well on my cm690.. the expansion cards are somewhat not aligned? Its kind of not straight.. youl notice it on the pic.. 6990 is somewhat bent. Heavy card?.. I have an 8800gt before as well.. those were significantly lighter and they were not aligned also on the cm690
     
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    plastic + gloss = finger print heaven
     
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    Gloss is only on the front door so don't rub on it like you want to have its children and you should be ok.
     
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    Bingo :laugh:
     
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    Promo pic with no mobo backplate......:shadedshu
     
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    Hehe, I thought about the same thing. Though I hope that the case is not as complicated to fit parts in as the movie was! :laugh:
     
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    Yeah lol. That film was mindf*ck
     

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