So this is AZZA’s take on a quiet case, did they succeed? Well yes and know. First off when in use this case is one of the quietest we have ever used. You can barely notice that it is on and the two 120mm fans are whisper quiet. But that is the thing right there, only two 120mm fans. That really is not enough cooling power for most systems. On top of that there really is not much room to upgrade besides the bottom fan slot. There is no room for front of top-mounted watercooling units. If you are going to be doing any sort of intensive tasks or gaming with your system expect this case to get pretty hot in the process.
While this case does have great sound dampening material on the inside it is missing some other things that we have seen on quiet cases. The hard drive trays do not have any anti-vibration or sound dampening properties. There is no anti-vibration ring around the power supply opening either. I really would have liked to have seen those things which would have made this case a complete quiet case.
Other small things I noticed was that there was not a cable routing hole for the CPU power cable. There really is not a lot of room behind the motherboard tray and you will need to tie down your cables. And finally the rear fan only uses a molex power connection, I really would have liked to have seen a 3pin connection here.
But all is not bad with this case. There is lots of room inside for storage and long video cards. Installation went pretty smooth and most users should not have any issues getting their hardware in the case. The case does have a sleek and sophisticated design to it, but nothing that really blows us away.
At the end of the day this is one of the quietest cases we have reviewed, but cooling is not optimal. Right now you can pick up this case for $89.99 at my favorite online retailer. At that price it is one of the least expensive quiet cases out there, but if you would want to spend $20-30 more there are better options out there. Overall ThinkComputers gives the AZZA Silemtium 920 Case a 7 out of 10 score.
– One of the quietest cases we have reviewed
– Room inside for large video cards
– Support for up to 5 hard drives
– Only 2 cooling fans
– No cable routing hole for the CPU power connection
– Not a lot of room behind the motherboard tray
– Other cases offer more “quiet case” features
Jan 30, 2015 0