Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 ATX Tower

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Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 ATX Tower

April 9, 2015 by Lawrence Lee

Be Quiet! Silent Base 800
ATX Tower Case

Be Quiet!, the German outfit with the unusually commanding name, is known mostly for producing silence-oriented aftermarket desktop computer gear like case fans, CPU coolers, and power supplies — the last category being the base of their strong reputation, particularly in Germany and the EU. The Silent Base 800 represents their entry into a new category, the PC case. It's a natural step for Be Quiet!.

The Silent Base 800 (orange).

The Silent Base 800 is a large, black ATX tower with three different options for front bezel trim colors: black, silver, and orange to match its logo. The top, bottom, and front of the case are made of plastic, as are the stands which help keep its hexagonal form from being accidentally tipped over. Like many cases geared toward silence, it presents a strong, mostly solid exterior that presumably contains noise better than more open models. It features acoustic damping sheets, rubber drive rails, and fans with padded corners, but no fan controller.

Like most models these days, the Silent Base 800 doesn't pigeonhole itself. It's a jack-of-all-trades that attempts to give all users everything in one shot — features, performance, and noise reduction, all rolled into one bulky package. Inside, you'll also find a dedicated compartment for large radiators, numerous hidden fan placements (even on the sides), dust filters, and removable hard drive cages.



The Silent Base 800 is packed very well with large polystyrene inserts protecting the case's corners. The stands are tucked away on the opposite side of one of these inserts to be installed after the fact. Included with the chassis is a multi-language user manual, all the necessary screws and standoffs, a set of orange rubber/silicon drive hard drive rails, and a few zip-ties and a single solitary adhesive hook for managing cables.

Relevant Specifications: Be Quiet! Silent Base 800
(from the product web page)
Model Silent Base 800
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, Micro-ATX, mini-ITX
Case Size incl. Stands
(W x H x D)
266 x 559 x 495 mm
Case Size excl. Stands
(W x H x D)
230 x 542 x 495 mm
Color Options Orange, Black, Silver
Weight (kg) 9.31
USB 2.0 Ports 2
USB 3.0 Ports 2
HD Audio I/O 1
Expansion Slots 7
Material Covers: ABS Plastic
Side Panel: 0.7 mm Steel
Front Panel: ABS Plastic
Stands: Nylon, Fiber
Drive Bay Capacity 5.25-inch: 3
3.5-inch: 7
2.5-inch: 4
Fan Mounts Top: 2 x 140/120 mm
Bottom: 1 x 140/120 mm
Side Panel: 1 x 120 mm
Front: 2 x 140/120 mm
Rear: 1 x 120 mm
Pre-installed Fans Front: 2 x Pure Wings 2 |140 mm 1,000 RPM
Rear: 1 x Pure Wings 2 | 120 mm 1,500 RPM
Removable Dust Filters Front: 1
Bottom: 1
Side Panel: 2
Water Cooling System
Front: 120/140 mm
Rear: 120 mm
Top: 120/140/240/280 mm
CPU Cooler Height
(without side panel fan)
Up to 170 mm
PSU Length Incl. Bottom Fan: 160 mm
Excl. Bottom Fan : 290 mm
Graphics Card Length Standard: 290 mm
Without Middle HDD Cage: 400 mm
Warranty 3 Years

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