be quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Case Review
By Julian Duque
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by be quiet!.
be quiet! is a German company dedicated to making desktop products with exceptionally quiet operation. They are mostly known for their ventures into extremely quiet power supplies and CPU coolers from which they have had a lot of success among silent desktop enthusiasts. Last year they announced the Silent Base case line, their first attempt into entering the case market. Today, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the second case release from be quiet!, the Silent Base 600.
The Silent Base 600 is the smaller brother of the Silent Base 800, the flagship full tower that was released earlier this year and many encountered with positive reviews despite it being be quiet!’s first case. The Silent Base 600 follows many of the principles of it’s predecessor, but it comes with some hefty changes. Most notably, the 600 has a smaller footprint, making it closer in size to a mid tower than to a full tower. The Silent Base 600 still manages to pack a lot with compatibility for up to ATX motherboards, 7 expansion slots, up to 6 hard drives, and the ability to mount a 240 mm AIO water cooler on the top.
Silent Base 600 Features & Specifications
Courtesy of www.bequiet.com
|Form Factor||ATX Full Tower|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||495 x 230 x 493 (mm)|
|Front I/O||2x USB 2.0, 2x USB3.0, 1x HD Audio I/O|
|Fan Mounting Locations||
|Max CPU Cooler Height||170 mm|
|Max PSU Length||290 mm without bottom fan, 160 mm with bottom fan|
|Max GPU Length||413 mm without upper HDD cage, 294 mm with upper cage|