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    Install and Conclusion

    For a fit test we installed a Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Master motherboard. This ATX motherboard measures in at a pretty typical 30.5cm x 24.4cm (about 12 x 9.6 inches) and fits with plenty of room to spare. There is plenty of room for CPU coolers up to 180mm (7.8 inches) and graphic cards up to 430mm (16.9 inches).

    Power supplies up to 250mm (9.84 inches) can be installed in the basement chamber using a removable bracket in the back.

    Here is another angle to view the cable space and that cable cover.  There is an amazing amount of room for custom cooling options.

    Photographing a white case is quite difficult so we had to lean on a stock photo to show the front LED accents in action.  In person these lights look great even with the simple light controls that come built in. 


    The be quiet! Shadow Base 800 DX shows just how good the Base 800 chassis can be.  The airflow and cooling options are a welcome sight for high-end builds. And the addition of LED accents just looks fantastic! Overall construction is top notch with a solid feel and plenty of room to build. I would be happy to recommend the Shadow Base 800 DX for almost any build.

    If you love the LED lights, I think I would seriously consider the FX for a set of matching be quiet! Light Wing fans myself!

    Good Things

    Outstanding noise management
    Versatile build options
    Upgraded Pure Wings 3 fans included
    Space for larger/complex builds
    Solid construction
    Built in LED accents

    Bad Things

    Giant footprint for a Mid-Tower
    No rubber gromets

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    be quiet! Shadow Base 800 DX Review