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Cooler Master is well known for delivering quality products to fit a wide range of tastes. From the high end gaming CM Storm range to products that cover the spectrum from beginner to enthusiast; Cooler Master has something for everyone.

Today we will be looking at a new mid-tower case from Cooler Master, the Silencio 550. As the name suggests, the Silencio 550 is a chassis aimed at those who require quiet operation. Hopefully Cooler Master can achieve this while retaining their usual level of build quality.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1178/pg1/cooler-master-silencio-550-chassis-review-introduction.html <
Full case review.

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post #2 of 16
So, basically an Antec P18x with a more conventional interior? I quite like it, though I've never had any tool-free drive bays work properly for me.
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post #3 of 16
Quite like it. But...if you put antec khuler as an intake on the back how exactly is all that hot air gunna be extracted?
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post #4 of 16
OC3D Review:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G53WFwfWPOo"]Cooler Master Silencio Review[/ame]
Edited by KaMeNoS - 5/23/11 at 5:13pm
    
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post #5 of 16
Wow, this one looks quite nice.
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post #6 of 16
I like that it has 3 more features than the Fractal R3 and the P180.

- USB 3.0
- 3.5" hard drive dock
- SD card reader built in

The more stuff that comes with the case, the less stuff I have to buy.
    
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post #7 of 16
When is this coming to the US market? It's listed on the coolermaster site but can't find anywhere to buy it. I'm ready to ditch my P182 and water cool this case. A 240 rad in the front (cut out 3.5" bays) and a 120 in the back would be enough for me. I go for silence > performance. This looks like just what I want for a cpu/gpu loop internal without being enormous.
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post #8 of 16
I called coolermaster and spoke with the sales department and they said no specific release date yet for the US other than sometime in July.

Totally lame, really want to get this case :/.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Strobe;13647222 
I called coolermaster and spoke with the sales department and they said no specific release date yet for the US other than sometime in July.

Totally lame, really want to get this case :/.

Yeah this looks great for the price and what I want to do too, still can't find any info about a US release though
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post #10 of 16
Is there a "gap" in the front that allows the front fan to bring air inside the case?
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