To be blunt, the aesthetics of this chassis are very simplified, and verging on mundane, but that is sort of the point of this chassis. With the solid steel panels and the way that the front bezel is designed with the ventilation under it, it helps to keep noises associated with most chassis designs away from the user's ears. As a second step to lower noises, the top, bottom, and both sides all have absorbing material applied to them to absorb vibrations and noises. This is why I mentioned earlier that the idea it to deliver a chassis that is simple and understated to just do the job, look clean, and be as quiet as possible.
In this area alone, the AZZA Silentium 920B is a success. There is more to it that just the outside of the chassis though, but even here AZZA does really well. The wire management is slightly overkill for what you have to hide, but options are always welcome in my book. The drives went in easily, and both the optical and the storage drives were securely held in place with their various tool-less mechanisms. On the whole of all things considered, the Silentium does really well.
To keep things silent, along with the fact of close panels and added materials, this chassis only uses the pair of 120mm fan supplied. In this instance, the fans are sufficient for normal average users, but with an overclock applied, things did get a bit warmer inside than the average chassis. You can always swap out the fans, and it shouldn't cause too much of an issue, but if you do plan to remove the floor panel to install a fan, I am sure the noise will dump right out the sides and take away from why this chassis was designed this way. I would however have liked an option for at least a second front fan, and maybe the option for a 140mm in the back. Still though, for people who demand silence, usually gaming or overclocking isn't their intentions. It's more for office use, or something in video or image production, where typically users run their products stock for stability. In this market, I think I can overlook the limitations for the silence I was offered when using this chassis.
From what I can see, the feature set is pretty good and covers the basic needs of any user. This chassis offers a door panel and a stealth drive cover so you don't have to open it all the time, and they didn't hide the I/O panel back there, rather they made it all simple to use and right out in the front. Air flow is sufficient to keep stock systems under control, and from any sort of distance over a foot away, it isn't this case you are hearing, maybe the PSU or the video fan, but not the chassis.
When you take all of that into account and the fact I didn't have any issues installing the system, the $84.99 price point looks to be spot on. I mean if you don't have the money for other options in silent cases, this isn't a bad alternative at all, and it does exactly what you need it to do.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:31 pm CDT
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