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Written by Mathew Williams   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Cooler Master Sileo 500 Computer Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Cooler Master Sileo 500 Mid Tower Case

Boasting sound-dampening foam, anti-vibration HDD mounts, and two silent-running 800RPM 120mm fans, the Sileo 500 is an interesting break from Cooler Master's usual chassis design. A long-time manufacturer of high-end gaming cases, it appears Cooler Master is now adding silent computing to their arsenal. Benchmark Review will take a closer look at the RC-500-KKR3-GP model and finds out if the Sileo 500 worthy of the name and your money.

The Cooler Master Sileo, can be found in two versions: one with a 500W power supply and one without. The RC-500-KKR3-GP model that we're testing today comes with the power supply and can be found at retailers for around $100. At that price, it's certainly not a budget case, but still not as expensive as some of Cooler Master's gaming cases. Over the next few pages, we'll examine the Sileo 500's appearance, features, and construction quality, as well as it's relative value at this price point.


Cooler Master Sileo Features

Sileo 500 is Cooler Master's latest introduction of a silent mid-tower chassis. It is fully equipped with acoustic foam sound insulation material on the top, bottom and sides. It also includes anti-vibration pads inside the detachable HDD trays to reduce noise and noise reduction pads for the power supply. The Sileo 500 also has tool-free 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays for easy installation and maintenance; a true testament to silent computing.

  • Sound-proof design for a quiet computing experience
  • Subtle ventilation holes located between side and front panels
  • Easy access front I/O panel with support for e-SATA
  • 5.25" and 3.5" tool-free design for easy installation and upgrade
  • Aluminum bezel with Elegant design
  • Detachable anti-vibration HDD pads for noise reduction
  • Stylish front LED

Sileo RC-500-KKR3-GP Specifications

Model RC-500-KKR3-GP
Color Black
Dimension (L)480 x (W)200 x (H)432 mm
Weight 17.6lbs; 8 kg
M/B Type Micro-ATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 5 Exposed
3.5" Drive Bay 1 Exposed; 4 Hidden
Cooling System Front: One 120 x 25 mm silent fan 800 rpm
Rear: One 120 x 25 mm silent fan 800 rpm
I/O Panel USB x 2, eSATA x 1, Mic x 1, Audio x 1
Power Supply 500W Standard ATX PS2

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Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Our products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.



# hotskan 2010-10-11 16:52
I purchased it some months ago
It has a big problem, it's too hot.
Most of the noise doesn't come from inside but from the small external fans.
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# Pressure cookerThe Boo 2011-01-26 05:22
I've owned one for about a year. The foam is quite a double edged issue. While keeping it quiet initailly it also does a job job at insulating it and absorbing the heat from within, and the ventilation is not quite adequete.
So if your running a big overclocked chip and a couple of grahics cards - look else where - Cus it get very hot !
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