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Written by Mathew Williams   
Tuesday, 18 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

Closer Look: Exterior

Even without it's silent design features, the Cooler Master Sileo 500 is an attractive mid-tower case. The brushed aluminum front bezel has a subtle, but professional appearance. Looking at the exterior, we can also see room for five 5.25" drives as well as one external 3.5" drive.

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The bottom half of the front panel contains the front I/O ports and the usual power button, reset button, and status LEDs. It also appears that the I/O ports can be removed to accommodate another external 3.5" drive if needed.

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With the Sileo 500 turned at an angle, we can see the side in a bit more detail. Notice that the brushed aluminum front panel gives way to a painted back side panel. This doesn't come as much surprise, though. It's a common practice among case manufacturers and helps keep the cost down.

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On the back side, we find the power supply mounted at the top of the case--a common location for most mainstream cases, although bottom-mounted power supplies seem to be gaining popularity. Also visible on the back side of the Sileo 500 is the rear I/O cutout for the motherboard, the expansion slots, and one of the two 120mm fans.

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Beyond the standard features, the only other thing of note on the back side of the case are the thumbscrews. This ties in directly with the tool-less design of the Sileo 500. We'll cover the other tool-less features a bit later when we get to the interior section.



 

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# 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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