Cooler Master Silencio S600 Mid-Tower Chassis
Looking head-on, much like the package side shows, we see that the profile mirrors what we saw on the package. The front is a mostly blank slate of black with a fine-textured painted surface. The only thing breaking the aesthetic is the Cooler Master logo outline found in the lower-mid section of the S600 front panel. The shiny silver feet, which are round post style, can be observed peeking out from below the chassis.
Looking up top, we find that the area where ventilation would be found has a sound deadening panel magnetically affixed over this space. Don't worry; the chassis comes with a magnetic filter you can place here, after removing the sound deadening pane should you elect to open it up for airflow. The I/O is also found up top, running from the front toward the rear along the right side.
The I/O, as stated previously runs up the cable management side of the chassis and here is its layout:
- Power Button with power LED halo
- Reset switch with HDD activity LED
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
- Combo headphone and microphone 3.5mm jack
- SD Card Reader
I will say that the inclusion of an SD card reader is something I do not see very often. This is a nice convenience for many users and welcome addition for a chassis at this price level. The shaping of the power button into the CM logo is another nice piece of attention to detail. I do appreciate the clean aesthetic Cooler Master has moved to by removing the text and leaving the outline of the logo, as it is apparent while still fading into the background.
The model we received has a solid steel main panel with sound deadening material. The other option is the TG version, which has a tempered glass panel, and that is the only difference. In order to show both options, Cooler Master sent the glass panel separately, which I will show in the accessory break down and the final build. For the teardown, we will look at the chassis as provided. Here you see the main panel is the large 75-80% coverage steel panel with the lower section being exterior of the same type but also serving as the exterior top the PSU shroud.
Flipping around the back of the S600, and we see that everything here is pretty standard fare. The gap between the top of the fan and motherboard I/O shield opening shows that there is some room allocated for roof-mounted cooling, just mind the 35mm advised height limit for motherboard components. The expansion slots are externally accessible and employ a cover to keep things shrouded and tidy out back. The gap between the I/O cutout and the cable management panel side hints at some reasonable cable management space being allocated, which as well is always welcome.
Spinning one final time to the cable management side of the chassis now. Here we have the steel panel which covers this side, and it has internal sound deadening material affixed to help absorb abhorrent noise. We also can see the silver round feet at the bottom peeking out. Upfront, we can see the glossy plastic, which shrouds the ventilation opening on the front panel area. As you can see here toward the rear, both the main and cable management panel use thumbscrews to affix the panel and stamped in pull handles for removal.
Laying the S600 down, we see the four round plastic feet with rubberized foam pads on them to help avoid skidding. The ventilation for the PSU is also present with a cheaper filter in place. This is not one of the easy to remove pull out filters, but even lacking the plastic frame it is still removable and cleanable, it just takes more work to do it. Upfront, we see a small pass through on the underside of the door, along with a pull tab for removing the front panel entirely, which we will be doing next.