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  • CoolerMaster Sileo 500 Case Review
  • CoolerMaster Sileo 500 Case Review


    Case Layout & Features Cont.

    The case also has tool-free expansion slot latches that snap down into place.  We had some issues with these in relation to heavier cards.  Seems the additional stress would pop the pivot out of place making the latch loosen up. The easy solution is to remove the plastic latch and use a trusty old case screw.
    There are some extra ventilation holes near the 7 slot bays which allow air to enter as needed   Excessive ventilation like this is important in low airflow cases such as the Sileo 500 to help enforce a natural convention between the cooler air at the bottom and the warmer air at the top.  The rear fan and PSU will help get this convection going but nothing can replace a few extra fans modded in strategic locations.
    There are a few cable routing channels around the case but nothing that will help you hide excess cables.  Small rubber feet help keep the Sileo upright and are smooth enough to be pushed around without too much effort.