bequiet! Silent Base 600 case hits the market

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 06 2015 @ 15:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
bequiet! rolled out its new Silent Base 600, a more compact version of its Silent Base 800. The Silent Base 600 will be available in orange, black and silver models with pricing of around $109.90 (109.90EUR) for the regular version and $119.90 (124.90EUR) for the windowed version.

The case measures 495mm x 230mm x 493mm (L x W x H) and accepts a Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX or ATX form factor motherboard. The chassis is made from steel with 0.7mm thick steel side panels and an ABS plastic front and covers.

Unlike many new cases, the Silent Base 600 still supports 5.25" drives, there's room for three of them. The interior has room for three 3.5" disks, three 2.5" SSDs, seven expansion slots, six fan mounting locations and support for a watercooling radiator of up to 240mm.

The focus is on low noise, the side panels and front panel are insulated with noise absorbing foam and the HDD, PSU and fan mounting locations feature anti-vibration decoupling.
be quiet! expands the successful case series with the Silent Base 600, offering a more compact version of its silent debut case. The new model contains all known features of its larger counterpart. The Silent Base 600 provides excellent cooling performance with whisper-quiet operation and represents an alternative case solution for low-noise, high-end systems.

As with the Silent Base 800, be quiet! opted for an innovative design for its new case model, inspired by the motto "Form Follows Function". This means the new model combines excellent cooling efficiency with perfect air circulation, which ensures a whisper-quiet operation. The basis for this is a pair of pre-installed, decoupled Pure Wings 2 fans. These quietly transport the air out of the case with their nine airflow-optimized fan blades. Thanks to its integrated 3-step fan controller, users can adjust the ratio of noise production to cooling performance by themselves. The 3-in-1 air vent on the side panel can be used to adjust the air circulation as needed. The Silent Base 600 case includes mounting points for five additional fans and can accommodate third-party water cooling solutions.

The front and side panels are equipped with insulation mats. The combination of high-quality steel and the U-shaped edges on the side panels form a stable and robust construction. Since the hard drives and the power supply are decoupled from the housing, they will not cause any unwanted vibrations.

Despite its smaller dimensions of 495 x 230 x 493 millimeters (L x W x H) in comparison to its larger sister model, the Silent Base 600 provides a spacious interior and enough room for current and future high-end components. The HDD cage can be installed at different positions according to user's requirements, in order to accommodate graphics cards of up to 413 millimeters. It's possible to install CPU coolers with a maximum height of 170 millimeters. The air intake filters on the front, bottom and side panels can easily be removed and cleaned.

be quiet! allows professional cable management, creating an attractive appearance and tidy interior thanks to its generous pass-throughs at the appropriate positions in conjunction with silicon rubber grommets. This is particularly important for those who opt for a Silent Base 600 with the well-known, double-glazed and therefore extremely sound-absorbing side window.

The be quiet! Silent Base 600, as well as the window version, is commercially available now in three colors: Orange, Black, and Silver. be quiet! offers a three-year warranty on the case.
bequiet Silent Base 600

bequiet Silent Base 600

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