AZZA Silentium 920 Quiet Case Review

Posted by on Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 8:00am

AZZA has a new remedy for this in the form of the Silentium 920. The brand new Silentium 920 is equipped with sound dampening material all around the interior of the case and throw in some low quiet spinning fans, you have the makings of a system that could be used in any room in the house. And to throw another twist into the formula, the Silentium looks nothing like AZZA’s other cases.

AZZA Silentium 920 Quiet Case Review

 

AZZA’s take on the Silentium 920

We have reviewed just about every case that AZZA has on their case. And up to the point many of them have been geared towards the gamer and many could be the ideal case for the enthusiast. The feature list is one that compares too many on the market. But if you want them to be extremely quiet you would have to take matters into your own hands like using silent fans or fan controllers to limit the noise of the current ones. Not saying the ones equipped with the case is loud but there is a difference between low noise and quiet.

AZZA has a new remedy for this in the form of the Silentium 920. The brand new Silentium 920 is equipped with sound dampening material all around the interior of the case and throw in some low quiet spinning fans, you have the makings of a system that could be used in any room in the house. And to throw another twist into the formula, the Silentium looks nothing like AZZA’s other cases.


Specifications

Model

Model Name

Silentium 920B

Model Number

CSAZ-920B

Spec

Type

ATX Mid-Tower

Color

Black/Black Interior

Material

Japanese SECC Steel

With Side Panel Window

No

With Power Supply

No

Motherboard Compatibility

ATX, Micro ATX

Noise Reduction Material

Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bay

4

External 3.5" Drive Bay

1

Internal 3.5" Drive Bay

5

Expansion

7

Front Ports

Front Ports

1 x USB 3.0, 1xUSb 2.0, Audio, Mic

Cooling System

120mm Fan

1x120mm fan in front, 1x120mm fan in rear

Physical Spec

Dimensions (D x W x H)

19.7" (500mm) x 8.8" (225mm) x 18.1" (460mm)

Features

Noise Reduction

Noise reduction material installed all around inside the case.

Bottom-mounted Power Supply

Power supply is bottom-mounted, can be installed facing either up or down. Pre-drilled holes located at bottom,allowing efficient air flow when power supply is installed facing downward

Cable Management

Cable is organized behind the pre-drilled motherboard tray,allowing better cable routing and internal air flow.

Easy Assembling

Tool-less design for both 5.25" and 3.5" drive bay for easy assembling.

USB & Audio Ports Located in front

USB & audio ports are located on the front panel, allowing easy access.

Features

Definitely Silentium

Designed to bring tranquility to your life, the AZZA Silentium is equipped with a unique sound dampening system to make your gaming experience whisper quiet.  Noise is no longer a distraction. 

Optimum Performance

This mid-tower case supports ATX and micro ATX, with 7 expansion slots, plus one USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 ports in the front. To keep your system cool, Silentium features one 120 mm fan in the front and one in the rear. 

Understated Elegance

With piano black on the outside and matte black on the inside, Silientium is minimalistic in design and sleek in appearance.  Bring Silentium into your life, gaming has never been this quiet!


Closer look at the exterior

Long gone are the beige cases of the world now we have the new standard….black. And throw in an occasional white case you have the two favors that the Silentium comes in. no matter the color the case will stand 18.1” tall, 8.8” wide and sit 19.7” deep.

When it comes to manufacturing a silent case the first thing to go is mesh fronts and this is the case for the Silentium 920. The first of the case consist of three main plastic sheets with one actually being a door. And if you are worried about air intake it is provided by a vent underneath the bottom plastic panel.

The topmost plastic panel which is about the size of an optical drive is a single door that hides one of the larger bays. This keeps you from have to open a larger door unnecessarily.

The panel underneath gain you access for three other optical bays. This panel is aligned with a layer of dampening like most of the case is. A gap between the middle panel and the bottom one is where the power button sits.

Along the right side of the bottom panel is the I/O area which contains a single USB 2.0 and single USB 3.0 ports and the actual audio jacks. The bottom panel does hide an included 120mm fan.

The side panels contain no vented areas but have a huge bulge that expands almost the entire area of the panel. This is not to give the case more space to support cable management but to store the sheets of sound dampening material.

Looking at the rear of the Silentium 920, the layout looks very similar to any other case on the market. The first noticeable here is the bottom-mounted PSU location and the well vented rear panel. The second of two 120mm fans is located in the rear.

The bottom of the case has two vented areas with one covered by a dust filter. The second has no dust filter and you will see why in a few.

The top of the case is very clean.

 


Closer look at the interior

The inside of the case has a nice black painted coating. The inside does look very spacious and well organized.

The Silentium motherboard tray contains a larger than normal CPU cut-out and wide opening for routing cables to the rear of the motherboard tray. No need for MB standoffs is the case provides raised bumps for this purpose.

All four 5.25” bays are tool-less.

The installation of a 3.5” is also tool-less as the drive clicks into place using little tabs. 2.5” drives will have to be screwed into the plastic tray. And there are a total of five. There is a lone single 3.5” bay as well.

The rear of the case is fitted with vented slot covers.

The reason the second vented area on the bottom has no dust filter is because it is blocked by the sound dampening material.

Shoots of the sound dampening material around the case.

 


Build Images


Conclusion
All around the AZZA Silentium is a good looking case that can be used in many environments that means if you want to utilize it in a professional setting no problem as it blends in pretty well if it’s not-quite-simplistic but enough styling. Want to build a gaming rig and save some space compared to the large full tower, no problem the Silentium 920 can hold you massive GPU as well as an all-in-one cooler.

The Silentium 920 has many of the features that we want in a case like tool-less drive installation, a properly vented outer panels, cable management as well as support for a lot of drives but what really tops this list is the sound dampening. AZZA made a valiant effort at building a quiet solution case and they achieved it. Even the fans in the case were quiet with the case open or close.

The case has plenty of openings in the motherboard tray for routing cables to the rear but once you have secured the cables in place, you will notice that you are only able to secure the side panel back because the sound dampening material is soft and compresses to the shape of the cabling. If this was not the case than there would be hardly any room to achieve popular cable management.

The Silentium also lacks a opening in the motherboard tray above where the CPU would be. This means that you will have to run the EPS cable from the PSU along the top of the case making it more visible.

Newegg is currently selling the AZZA Silentium 920B for $99.99 before taxes.

 

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