Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Silencio 352
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Great Case for the Money
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2 weeks ago
Excerpt: My first computer build. I found the case to have just the right balance of features, high quality and silence for the money I was looking for. Before buying I read a lot of reviews that said it really lacked space fore good cable management and they weren't kidding.
Summary: For the sale price + rebate that brought the cost of the case to around $40, I think the case was definitely worth it, and I would buy another at that price. I wouldn't buy this at full price, but I also wouldn't consider it a terrible deal.
Pros: Sale price was good Not loud Simple, sleek look
Cons: Cable management is an incredibly tight fit that leaves permanent imprints on the "sound dampening" material and all but requires a second pair of hands to keep everything pushed down when trying to put on that side of the case.
Summary: The main reason I'm leaving a review is because I like this case overall.
Pros: 1) Looks great, & has decent airflow. 2) I Love the front port arrangement & SD card reader. 3) Layout is almost identical to the N200, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
Cons: 1) Although I knew this from the other reviews, it does not come with XtraFlo 120 fans - these are non-PWM. 2) I'm pretty sure the N200 has better airflow, and I'm not so sure that the sound dampening panels are helping much. 3) I'm not a huge fan of front doors, but this one looks good. I just w...
Summary: 1. Contrary to other reviews, yes, you can do cable management with this case. I bought a power supply unit (PSU) with flat cables and that saved the day. Non-flat cables will work but I think they would not be as convenient, but possible.
Pros: I have done a lot of research on mATX cases and narrowed it down to this case and two others (that I will not mention). This was the best 'bang for the buck'. The only 'con' I read/watched regarding this case is the cable management. Knowing this I purchased it anyways and I have not regretted th...
Cons: No real Cons but things to consider: 1. The hole in the case up top for the 8-pin power cable required some pushing to squeeze the cable through the hole. I got it, but it was a challenge. 2. The SSD under the 3.5 bay is upside down. I routed one power cable for the optical drive and the SSD behi...
Summary: I initially gave this case an average rating, but due to Cooler Masters terrible support I am downgrading it to one star. It is not a quiet case. It is overpriced and I probably will not buy any Cooler Master products in the future.
Pros: It's a case and it will hold your components.
Cons: Does not come with fans advertised (it comes with cheap non PWM loud fans not XtraFlo fans). Cooler Master Customer Support does not support their customers . It is called Silencio, but it is Loud. Very little room for cable management. I contacted Cooler Master through their overly complicated w...
Summary: The Cooler Master web site describes the Silencio 352 case as being fitted with two XtraFlo 120 case fans; their web page for the XtraFlo 120 fan describes it as a 4-pin PWM fan. What they don't tell you is that the case fans are not the same as the retail fan.
Pros: Well designed, looks good, pretty small with a decent amount of space inside. USB 3.0 and SD card reader. Could probably actually be made quiet if it came with the right fans.
Cons: No room to run cables behind motherboard. There is an area for cables, but it is only about 1/8" wide. My case did not come with the XtraFlo fans listed in the description on both the NewEgg and Cooler Master sites. The included fans are just generic loud non PWM fans. It's too bad, since this is...