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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

Detailed Exterior Features

For the most part, the outside of the Cooler Master Sileo 500 follows a standard mid-tower case design. There are, however, a few features worth pointing out and examining in a bit more detail.

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First up is the finish of the front panel. As I mentioned earlier, Cooler Master went with an aluminum front bezel coated with a brushed black finish. The finish and material is also used for the drive bay covers, a design that helps differentiate the Sileo 500's exterior from that of a budget case.

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Below the 5.25" bay covers, you'll find the exterior 3.5" drive bay and the front I/O ports. The USB and audio ports come as no surprise, but it's great to see that Cooler Master included an eSATA port as well. Of course, given the design, the front I/O ports can be removed completely and replaced with a third-party solution if desired.

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Moving on to the bottom of the Sileo's front panel, we find the power button, reset button, and hard drive LED. The power LED sits just behind the power button and illuminates the entire length of translucent buttons in blue light.

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Finally, a closer look at the side of the Cooler Master Sileo 500 reveals a series of vents. It's not much, but should be enough to feed the 800rpm 120mm fan. Any larger and the vents would threaten the Sileo's silent design.



 

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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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