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  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Review
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Review



    We find ourselves recommending a lot of Be Quiet! products to gamers and enthusiasts which is why it is so nice to get my hands on their latest case design, the Silent Base 600.  Not only does this model have a window option, it’s also more affordable and a little smaller.

    Like the Silent Base 800 we reviewed in June, the Base 600 Is targeted at enthusiasts who desire superior sound deadening without compromising performance. Paring the be quiet! teams noise deadening expertise with a sexy black and orange windowed case sounds like a recipe for success. Let’s take a look!

    If black and orange are not your thing you can pick up a Base 600 in all black and black with silver accents.  The window is also optional though I would recommend looking at the Base 800 if you go that route. 

    The Base 600 is also smaller than the Base 800 measuring in at 495mm x 230mm x 493mm (~ 19.5 x 9 x 19.5 inches) with the feet.  The difference is noticeable but the Base 600 feels like a typical mid tower in practice.

    Let’s look at the specifications according to be quiet!:


    • Innovative construction for controlled airflow and excellent cooling performance
    • Unique concept for well known be quiet! silence
    • Up to three pre-installed be quiet! Pure Wings 2 fans
    • Generous space and flexibility supports all manner of high-end hardware
    • Easy tool-free fitting and professional cable management
    • Available with and without double-glazed window side panel

    Model: Silent Base 600 Orange
    Form factor: ATX
    Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, Micro-ATX, mini-ITX
    Case Size:  495mm x 230mm x 493mm
    Color Options: Orange, Black, Silver
    Weight: 7.84 kg
    Window: Double Glazed
    Top Ports: USB 2.0 x2, USB 3.0 x2, HD Audio I/O
    Expansion slots: 7
    Fan Mounting Locations: 7
    Material: Covers: ABS Plastic / Side Panel: 0.7mm Steel / Front Panel: ABS Plastic / Stands: ABS Plastic, Rubber
    Drive Bay Capacity: 5.25 x3 / 3.5 x3 / 2.5 x3
    HDD Cage Specifications: HDD Cages total: 1 removable
    Pre-installed fans (3 pin): / Front: 1x be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (140 x 140 x 25mm, 900 RPM) / Rear: 1 x be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (120 x 120 x 25mm, 1,200 RPM) / Noise level @ 12V: (dB(A))Front: 17.1, Rear: 16.8 / Air flow @ 12V: (cfm / m3/h)Front: 55.8, Rear: 41.7 / Air pressure @ 12V: (mm H2O)Front: 0.6, Rear: 0.9 / Lifespan:  (h / 25°C)up to 80,000
    Optional fan installation: (5 locations) / FRONT: 1 x 140mm / Top: 2 x 140/120mm / Bottom: 1 x 140/120mm / Side Panel: 1 x 120mm
    Optional Water Cooling System (Radiator in mm): / Front: 120/140, Rear: 120, Top: 120/140/240/280
    CPU Cooler Dimensions (mm)up to 167
    Airflow Channel: Top
    PSU compatibility: Maximum dimension incl. Bottom Fan: 160mm / Maximum dimension excl. Bottom Fan: 290mm
    Graphic cards: Standard:  290mm / Without HDD Cage: 413mm
    Insulation and Damping Front Panel Insulation Mats / Side Panel Insulation Mats
    Anti-vibration Decoupled HDD Anti-vibration Decoupled Fan / Anti-vibration Decoupled PSU
    Removable Dust Filters: Front, Bottom, Side Panel
    Service Warranty: 3 years / International hotline / free of charge / DE, FR

    Be quiet! has been manufacturing computer peripherals for over 10 years and is considered a premium manufacturer of both power supplies and PC cooling solutions.  As the number 1 power supplier in Germany, be quiet! is constantly voted the number 1 power supply manufacturer and top PC CPU cooler brand by top publications and trade shows.  Here at Hardware Asylum, be quiet! has been our top rated heat sink manufacturer for several years.

    Modding is still a big part of building a computer either it be in component selection or pimping up the chassis the personalization of your computer is a large part of ownership.  A purpose built mid-tower design like the Silent Base 800 may not be the first choice for modding but the opportunity for customization should not be ignored.  That isn't to say you have to modify every case you buy but, every chassis should offer those opportunities and that his how we do our reviews.