Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Cooler Master is no stranger to our reviews, whether it be their cooler, Peripheral, or chassis components. Today we have the latter with the newest entry to the Silencio series the S600. The Silencio Series is designed to combat other silence focused entries such as those form Fractal Design, BeQuiet among so many others as of recent.
The S600 chassis is designed to be a sleek entry with numerous noise-reducing features to make it more enticing to silent PC enthusiasts. The Silencio S600 comes in two variants, with one having a solid steel panel with sound deadening, while they offered a tempered glass panel option as well.
Some key features for the Silencio S600 form Cooler Masters website are as follows:
- Silencio Design
- Silencio Technology
- Sound Dampening Material
- Seamless Tempered Glass or Sound-Dampened Steel
- Top & Front Ventilation
- Reversible Steel Door
This shows that the focus is the reduction of audibility, which is a given based on the name and everything we have said to this point. I will be interested to see if the feature set holds a candle to the existing high-profile entries in the silent space.
The Silencio S600 comes with two versions, as mentioned previously and two, part numbers. The one we have out of the box is the solid silence version with the part number of MCS-S600-KN5N-S00. The tempered glass version swaps the steel panel for the tempered glass version and carries a part number of MCS-S600-KG5N-S00. The S600 measures a height of 470.5mm, depth of 478mm, and a width of 209mm.
Motherboard fitment for the S600 is ITX to ATX, with no EATX mentioned. 3.5" fitment is up to four pieces, while 2.5" fitment can reach up to five. Standard ATX PSUs are supported at a length of up to 180mm. The outer lower edge of the chassis acts as the outer shell of the lower chamber, which also is a PSU shroud. This shroud allows mounting of up to three 2.5" drives shown in the main component chamber. The front of the PSU shroud is cut back a bit to allow radiator and fan stacks to enter the area below into the PSU chamber.
Cooling fitment for the S600 is quite decent, although I would prefer the omission of the 5.25" bay in order to fit a 360mm upfront. However, I digress, fan fitment is up to dual 120mm or 140mm fans in the front and top, while the rear can accommodate a single 120mm. The front radiator fitment is up to 240mm for 120mm based radiators and 280mm for 140mm base. The top allows for a single or dual 120mm radiator as long as your motherboard component height and RAM do not exceed 35mm high, so I would say that top radiator mounting is not really an option with most RGB memory models. CPU cooler height is limited to 166mm on the TG panel, and 167mm with the steel panel. The S600 comes with two fans pre-installed, which are 120mm based and PWM, which is nice. The fans come preinstalled with one in the front for intake, and a fan in the rear for exhaust.
The current market price for the S600 at the time of writing is $99.99, and this places the S600 in quite the crowded grouping. Contenders for this spot would be the Meshify C from Fractal Design, the P400A from Phanteks, the 220T from Corsair, and even the H510i from NZXT. This is gonna be an uphill battle for the S600, and it will be interesting as we dig into the chassis to see how it will shake out.
Shannon's Chassis Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390 (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 (buy from Amazon)
- Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB CMW32GX4M4C3000C15 (buy from Amazon)
- Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z (buy from Amazon)
- Storage: SanDisk M.2 256GB
- Power Supply: SilverStone Strider Platinum 1000W (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit (buy from Amazon)