Cooler Master Silencio 450: Silence on a Budget?

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Cooler Master Silencio 450: Silence on a Budget?

Post by Lawrence Lee » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:16 pm

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Re: Cooler Master Silencio 450: Silence on a Budget?

Post by justin150 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:37 am

Nice review but in summary there seems absolutely no point to this case.

I really despair about case designers because there seems to be a total lack of originality in mainstream cases (Silverstone and Lian Li excepted), two biggest changes in 10 years have been to (a) move PSU to bottom of case and (b) better tool-less design.

Silverstone consistently produces interesting designs, some are successful others less so but they are at least trying.

Currently case designer told to produce silent case - result is standard design with some noise dampening foam and a front cover (so as to muck up air flow). This is not good enough.

In no particular order cases should include

1) Real dampening for optical drives
2) Rubber dampening on all side panels where metal meets metal
3) Proper consideration of dampening HD
4) Foam on all side panel + enough space behind the M/b to hide cables AND shut the side panels properly
5) Better cable management
6) Proper isolation of PSU (difficult)
7) Nice thick metal used in case

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Re: Cooler Master Silencio 450: Silence on a Budget?

Post by mouettus » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:17 am

^^ what he said

and I'll even add design. most new cases I see seem to come directly from the 90's. I mean... I dont like dragon and tanks, but give me something classy with a cool look that will fit in my room or my equipment rack! This case makes me feel exactly the same as if I was looking at a 1998 Mazda Protege. I got bored after 6 seconds!

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