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Attractive brushed aluminum finish.
Tool-less HDD installation.
ESATA port built-in.
500W PSU included.
Nice clean look.
Two included 120mm case fans.
Toolfree expansion slots insecure.
Must remove front bezel to install 5.25" drives.
No special features.
Only three 3.5" internal drive bays.
Cheap plastic used on expansion card clips.
Since its a silent case, there's not a lot of room for airflow.
Interior slightly cramped.
No removable motherboard tray.
No cable management.
By PC Mag on September 28, 2011
The Cooler Master Sileo 500 ($99.99 list) is a desktop case designed with sound-reducing aluminum material, packing a 500W power supply and tool-free installation and upgrading. The chassis also sports an easily accessible front I/O panel, detachable...
By Pro-Clockers on January 23, 2010
For less than $80 without power supply you can have a real good looking case in the Coolermaster Sileo 500. Add in another $30 or so you can opt for the power supply. With or without the power supply the Sileo is a really attractive case. The front...
By Ninjalane on November 20, 2009
The Cooler Master Sileo 500 is a very well done example of sound and vibration management by addressing the source of the noise. Some things could have been handled better such as rubber mounting the case fans or providing sound damping latches to...
By 3dGameMan on November 03, 2009
Video Review: The Cooler Master Sileo 500 Case is one of a few silent computer options. It has acoustic foam on both side panels, top and bottom. This means that the case is really quiet and it's an excellent option for anyone who requires a quiet...
By Benchmark Reviews on August 20, 2009
The Sileo 500 arrived in Cooler Masters signature white and purple box with full color graphics and detailed specifications. Cooler Master also maintains an excellent website to showcase their products and provide support. I did, however, have...
By Rbmods.com on August 16, 2009
This is a very nice case, its quite normal and with that I mean no real extra features and with a price of around 65$ there is not much to expect from it. Testing proved me wrong though, the case makes your setup very silent, the acoustic foam...
By ThinkComputers on June 29, 2009
Overall this case is a great silent mid tower chassis. While I wouldnt recommend it for 4X SLI and other crazy installations, I do think this case would be great for anyone looking for a mid tower case that keeps quiet. It offers a very easy,...
By Hi Tech Legion on June 25, 2009
The Sileo 500 Chassis series case by Cooler Master is a great product for me. I love open room when installing a motherboard. It really makes your life easy when there are no metal bars blocking the installation of your motherboard. I know there are...
By TweakNews on June 24, 2009
If, as they say, silence is golden, then Cooler Master chose the wrong color for their Sileo 500 computer case. As this review shows, the Sileo is clearly up to the task of keeping even the most demanding hardware comfortably cool, and doing it at...
By Motherboards.org on June 10, 2009
The Sileo 500 case is an exciting example of an inexpensive case that distinguishes itself from other cases in a few ways. First is the silent operation. Everything from the padded insulation on the sides, top, and bottom of the case is designed for...
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