Be Quiet I said - Meet the Silent Base 800
We review the Be Quiet! Silent Base 800, their first ever chassis and when you have quiet in your name, it better be just that. For a first release this chassis is not bad, not bad at all! The ATX tower chassis however has very nice looks, seems to be made with quality and originality and has some nice features. A lovely chassis design, fairly tool free, good space to work in and it has very quiet airflow plus is prepped for liquid cooling. Have a peek at the product we'll review today, the Silent Base 800.
Just looking at the chassis for the first time will bring a smile to your face, albeit a plastic front awaits you with some very nice aesthetics. Depending on the color combination you choose the chassis is made with a dark interior. There are three color options available - black and orange, black and silver, or all-black (our sample).
Being an ATX tower chassis, the liquid cooling aficionados aren't left alone as radiator brackets are present as well as space for the bigger liquid cooling solutions (Front: 120/140, Rear: 120, Top: 120/140/240/280). The case has a steel base with plastic face-plates and measures 495 x 266 x 559mm. You'll get a total of seven expansion slots and an up-to 290mm long power supply slot alongside three external 5.25-inch drive bay slots and seven internal 3.5-inch bays slots (two HDD cages). The Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 features a front I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two audio jacks (microphone/headphone). Motherboard wise the chassis can house ATX, Micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards.
Priced at €119.99 this chassis positions itself in a somewhat high-end range of PC housing, so yeah it is a little pricey, but this chassis does come with sound dampening and good quality yet silent low RPM fans, which works really well I must say.
But hey, let's start-up the review shall we?