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Mostly tool-free installation.
Can accommodate most graphics cards.
Sleek, elegant look.
Roomy internal spaces.
Lots of video card room.
Hot Swap hard drive bay.
SD card reader.
USB 3.0 front panel I/O port.
Filters on both air intakes.
Almost a full inch of back panel cable space.
Max of one exhaust and two intake fans.
SD card reader instead of more I/O USB ports.
USB 3.0 from front panel has to be run outside the case.
Larger video cards require removing the internal drive cage.
Only two 5.25" bays.
Door is not removable and only opens right to left.
By hardwarezone.com.sg on March 26, 2012
Overall, the Silencio 550 is a solid casing and a worthy flagship of the Silent series. It looks classy; is sufficiently spacious for a chassis of its size and price; and lastly, we also appreciate its tool-free design, which made it very easy to...80
By Expert Reviews on February 25, 2012
If you crave silence from your PC then the Silencio is a great budget option, but high-performance kit might feel the heat...80
By MadShrimps on February 21, 2012
Without being real innovative in design, this Silencio 550 is a very fine case. Sporting adequate airflow, thanks to the two preinstalled 120mm fans. Dust buildup is no issue, as the front fan(s) and the PSU fan got quick removable dust filters. The...-
By Guru of 3D on November 11, 2011
Final Words & Conclusion The Silencio is a nicely thought through chassis, it's nothing new in terms of new technologies though. That's said, it's by far sufficient enough for what it needs to accomplish. You can house a fairly high-end...-
By ImpulseGamer on August 31, 2011
Silencio 550 ChassisI reviewed the HAF 912 Advanced Case from Cooler Master a few months ago and I must admit that this chassis left me gobsmacked. Even today, the HAF 912 is still doing a marvellous job, especially at catching dust and being rather...91
By TechRadar on August 29, 2011
As its name suggests, Cooler Master's Silencio 550 is all about minimising noise. The inner panel walls are foam padded. The front panel gets some sound-proofing treatment too. And the dust filter for the two 120mm front fans mutes internal whirring...70
By Pureoverclock on August 24, 2011
The Silencio 550 chassis has a classy look with sleek lines throughout the chassis and a mirror finished front panel. The build quality is good and lives up to Cooler Master’s reputation. The sound deadening material on the doors does a very good...-
By Techgage on August 22, 2011
So, what -is- more important when choosing a case? If the answer is eye candy and thermal performance, it's best to look elsewhere. If it's functionality, expandability and a quiet system that's wrapped up into a sleek, unassuming enclosure,...-
By APH Networks on August 05, 2011
When I mention the Cooler Master Silencio 550, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the movie "Mulholland Drive". In the film, there is an eerie theater by the name of Club Silencio. Actually, that is about all I can tell you, because as...59
By HEXUS.net on July 13, 2011
Let's get the obvious out of the way: Cooler Master's Silencio 550 claims to be prepared to take on powerful hardware, but in our experience it struggles to cope with a high-end Core i7 980X processor and a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card....60