The Cooler Master Silencio 652S isn’t a flashy case. Overall I would say it has an understated elegance about it. The look of the 652S and the lines flow well together creating a great looking case.
The left side panel of the Cooler Master Silencio 652S has a panel that can be removed to increase the airflow if you’re running a beast of a graphics card that needs some additional fresh air. The drawback to removing this panel is that you’re going to lose some of the sound dampening capabilities of the Silencio 652S.
The opposite side panel on the Cooler Master Silencio 652S is pretty plain, it has the same finish as the first side, but lacks the cutout for airflow.
The top of the Cooler Master Silencio 652S looks like there is no airflow, but the top of the chassis is removable. Removing the top panel of the Silencio 652S, much like the panel on the side, will allow for a significant increase in airflow but does cut down on the sound dampening capabilities.
The Cooler Master Silencio 652S front panel connections are plentiful here. As is common with most of the top tier chassis, there is a pair of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, but there is also is a pair of USB 2.0 ports, mic & headphone jacks, and a SD card reader.
Once the top panel is removed, we can see the grill that hides beneath it. If you’re planning on mounting a radiator or a couple of fans at the top of the chassis you will need to remove this panel which slides towards the rear of the Silencio 652S.
The front of the Cooler Master Silencio 652S is kept clean looking, the only features that we can see on the front are the power/reset buttons, HDD LED activity and a Cooler Master Case badge.
Opening up the front of the case, the Cooler Master Silencio 652S reveals a couple of secrets. The Silencio 652S can support up to three 5.25″ drives. It can be optical drives like a BluRay burner, Card reader, or any of a number of other accessories here. Below the 5.25″ drive bays is a removable cover that will unveil a pair of Cooler Master 120MM fans tucked in there.
The fans included in the Cooler Master Silencio 652S are a pair of 120mm Silencio fans. Each of these fans are rated for 38cfm and 11±1 dBA at 1200±200 RPM.
One of the key points of the Cooler Master Silencio 652S is that it is silent. To accomplish this, Cooler Master has lined the front door of the chassis with sound dampening materials. I’m willing to bet the entire interior is lined with sound dampening materials, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The back of the Cooler Master Silencio 652S is pretty much what we’d expect to see. The CM Silencio 652S has seven expansion slots, a couple of spots for water lines to pass through, a single exhaust fan up top. The exhaust fan used is the same 120mm Silencio fan used for the front intake. The power supply on the Silencio 652S is mounted on the bottom of the chassis and can be mounted facing up or down depending on the configuration of the PSU.
The bottom of the Cooler Master Silencio 652S has a pair of removable filters to prevent to much dust from being sucked into the chassis.
Not that we’ve seen the outside, lets open up the Cooler Master Silencio 652S and take a look at what the inside of the Silencio 652S has to offer!