Author: Greg Baden
From Cooler Master
“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.”
The Sileo 500 offers a plain, yet elegant black brushed aluminum finish to the entire case. There are no visible fans, except for the rear of the case, mainly because of internal insulation.
The front bezel follows the simplistic design as the rest of the case. Five plain 5.25″ drive bays and two 3.5″ drive bays, only one plain, are placed on the bezel. Of the two 3.5″ external bays one is used for external connections which include two USB, HD Audio connectors and an eSATA connection. Below the drive bays are the power and reset buttons.
The rear of the case is similar to most any other case. For this review we received a case with a RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W Power Supply which was already installed in the case.
In addition to the typical external slots and power supply slots there is the 120mm fan grill, I/O slot, and another ventilated section for more airflow right next to the external slots. The one side panel also has two thumb screws for an easier and quicker removal.