February 15th, 2011

Arctic Cooling Silentium T5

Arctic Cooling Silentium T5 Review

Introduction

The Arctic Cooling Silentium range of desktop chassis has slowly evolved with the latest enclosure now being the T5. One of the unique selling points of these chassis’ is that they are eco friendly incorporating a highly efficient power supply capable of supporting SLI or Crossfire graphics cards as well as a quad core CPU.

Low noise emissions and a thermodynamic optimised design certainly sound like impressive features but how does the Silentium T5 stand up against cases from the likes of Antec or Cooler Master? Let’s take a look…

Features

  • A new performance standard – ECO 80 goes beyond 80 Plus™
  • Eco friendly PC case
  • Thermodynamic optimized design

Arctic Cooling Silentium T5 Review

Arctic Cooling Silentium T5 Review

Specifications

M/B Form Factor

Micro & Full ATX (Max: 305mm x 245mm)

7 Drive Bays

2 x 5.25" (open) + 2 x 3.5" (open)
1 x 3.5" (internal)
2 x 3.5" (Hard Disk Muffler)

PSU Model

Fusion 550(F) Silentium Edition

PSU Specification

550 Watt, active PFC
Mainboard 20 + 4 Pin Connector
Mainboard 4 Pin 12V Connector for CPU
6 + 2 Pin PCIe Connector x 1
6 Pin PCIe Connector x 1
S-ATA Connector x 4
Peripheral Connector x 3
Floppy Connector x 1
Case Fans Connector x 1
PFC: 99% typical

Fans

1 x Arctic Fan 12 (PSU cooling) – 56 CFM
2 x Arctic Fan 8 (System cooling) – 42 CFM
All fans Fluid Dynamic Bearing, 400,000 hours MTTF

Frontpanel I/O

 2 x USB 2.0
2 x Audio
IEEE 1394 (optional)

Steel Quality

0.8 mm SECC

Dimensions

23 (W) x 43.5 (H) x 45.6 (D) cm

Net weight

9.6kg

Gross weight

11.2kg

Warranty

2 Years

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