Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2019 - 03:24 AM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: white, RGB, mid-tower, limited edition, inverted motherboard, enclosure, Dark Base 700, case, be quiet!
be quiet! has a limited-edition white version of their Dark Base 700 enclosure on display at CES 2019, combining high style and plenty of practical functionality in a premium mid-tower design.
“Dark Base 700 marks one of the most critically acclaimed cases be quiet! ever designed. As a way to thank the loyal fans, the case is released in a white edition, limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide. The technical details remain untouched but be quiet! took great care to have a unified white finish on the different materials. For aesthetic reasons, the side window of the white edition is clear and not tinted.”
This white version of the case offers the same features of the standard Dark Base 700, including a modular construction with a removable motherboard tray which can be inverted, and the tempered glass panel can be installed on either side based on standard/inverted configuration. The case also features a subtle RGB lighting integration that can be controlled manually or via motherboard header, and comes with a pair of Silent Wings 3 140 mm PWM fans pre-installed.
The Dark Base 700 White Edition features from be quiet! include:
- Tempered glass side panel with rubber seal
- Integrated RGB LEDs in the front with RGB controller and motherboard control option
- State-of-the-art I/O panel with USB 3.1 Gen. 2 type C connector
- High grade of versatility and modularity
- Mainboard tray can be inverted
- Motherboard tray can be used as a bench table
- Side window can be installed on both sides as well
- Removable fan bracket in the top for easy installation of fans or radiators
- PSU shroud to hide cables and drives
- Up to seven single HDD cages (three included)
- Slot covers for unused HDD slots
- Vertical GPU installation possible (riser not included)
- Impeccable cooling and silence
- Intelligent airflow with noise-dampening vents
- Decoupled mainboard tray and hard drives
- Sound insulation foam
- Integrated 4-step dual-rail fan controller for up to 6x PWM fans
Launch timeframe is February 2019, with a retail of $189.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 19, 2016 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: inverted motherboard, enclosure, corsair, Carbide 600C
A few weeks ago Sebastian published a review of Corsair's Carbide Series 600Q and today you can take a peek at its brother, the Carbide 600C. The 600C differs in that it lacks the full noise shielding foam and has a hinged, latching side-panel, with a large window to show off your components. It is 454x260x535mm (17.9x10.2x21") and so can handle even an eATX motherboard. The inclusion of two 5.25" bays will please some but the sparse number of 3.5" bays is not likely to impress anyone who uses multiple drives. There are many pluses for those who like a clean interior and the three fans and fan controller which come with the case is a nice touch. Read more over at techPowerUp.
"The Corsair Carbide 600C comes with an inverted motherboard layout and aims to offer a perfect mix for those looking to take advantage of such an interior with a wide body, plenty of liquid-cooling compatibility, a 3-stage fan controller, and great cable management."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Corsair Carbide 400C Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Thermalright Le Grand Macho Passive CPU Cooler @ NikKTech
- Deepcool Dukase Midi Tower Review @ NikKTech
- EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooling Unit @ Modders-Inc
- CRYORIG A80 Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Review @ NikKTech
- Cryorig H5 Universal CPU cooler @ HardwareOverclock.com
- Thermalright Le Grand Macho Passive CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
Introduction and First Impressions
The new Corsair Carbide 600Q and 600C enclosures are the company's first inverted ATX designs, and the layout promises improved airflow for better cooling.
The Carbide Series from Corsair has encompassed enclosures from the company's least expensive budget-friendly options such as the $59 Carbide 100R, to high-performance options like the $159 Carbide Air 540. This new Carbide 600 enclosure is available in two versions, the 600C and 600Q, which both carry an MSRP of $149. This positions the 600C/600Q enclosures near the Graphite and Obsidian series models, but this is only fitting as there is nothing "budget" about these new Carbide 600 models.
The Carbide Series 600Q in for review differs from the 600C most obviously in its lack of the latter's hinged, latching side-panel, which also contains a large window. But the differences extend to the internal makeup of the enclosure, as the 600Q includes significant noise damping inside the front, top, and side panels. We'll be taking a close look at the noise levels along with thermal performance with this "Q" version of the new enclosure in our review.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2015 - 05:00 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: silent case, quiet computing, inverted motherboard, corsair, Carbide 600Q, Carbide 600C, atx case
Corsair has announced a new model in their Carbide lineup with the 600Q and 600C enclusures, both of which feature an inverted motherboard design - a first from Corsair.
The Corsair Carbide 600C
The two models share the same basic design, though the 600Q is optimized for silence with sound-deadening material (and a solid side panel), while the 600C offers a very large side-panel window for more style when silence is at less of a premium. Both versions use Corsair's AF140L 140 mm fans for cooling, which are connected to an external 3-speed fan controller to easily adjust based on cooling/noise needs.
The Corsair Carbide 600Q top I/O and fan controller
"Unlike many PC cases which demand enthusiasts choose between noisy, high-airflow ventilation or low-noise, restricted airflow designs, the 600Q and 600C are able to deliver the best of both. The distinctive inverted-ATX internal design places the heat producing components in the direct airflow pathway of the two AF140L 140mm intake fans and single AF140L 140mm exhaust fan, providing powerful and efficient cooling, with extra wide vents ensuring unimpeded airflow.
Specially tuned for low-noise operation, the 600Q and 600C’s three included fans have been redesigned for excellent airflow at lower noise levels, with an integrated external 3-speed fan controller allowing users to reduce the fan RPM, further lowering noise with a minimal impact on cooling performance. The result is a no-compromise approach to cooling that delivers fantastic system temperatures at extremely low noise levels.
The 600Q dedication to low-noise continues well beyond fan speeds. High density sound deadening material fitted in the front panel, side panels, and roof works to further mute system noise and ensure that the 600Q is as quiet as it is beautiful."
The Carbide 600 enclosures have an unobtrusive steel constuction, and the hinged front panel opens to reveal a pair of 5.25" optical drive bays. The interior features includes a PSU/drive bay cover to help keep things looking clean (especially for the windowed 600C version), and support for up to a 280 mm liquid cooler up front, and up to 360 mm on the bottom.
The Carbide 600C with hinged door open
Here are some of the specs and features from Corsair:
- Inverse-ATX Layout: With this new layout, airflow is easily directed at the hottest devices in your system; the GPU and CPU, and not wasted on drive cages.
- Sound Damping Throughout (600Q only): Keep your system quiet and cool with high-density sound damping material on side panels, front panel, and top panels. It’s so quiet, you’ll find yourself wondering if your PC is even powered on.
- Hinged and Latched Full Side Panel Window (600C only): Easily access your components with a single touch – and when closed, enjoy viewing every part of your build through the full size side panel window.
- Steel Exterior: Get rid of those plastic cases – the 600Q and 600C have full steel exterior panels for extra durability and gorgeous good looks.
- Three Included AF140L fans: Great airflow doesn’t have to be noisy – the three AF140L fans can push large amounts of air across your hottest devices without that annoying fan hum, and the three-speed fan controller lets you decide exactly how fast they run.
- PSU and 5.25” Bay Cover: Clean up the inside of your case by tucking all those cables and less-attractive drives behind a clean, refined PSU and 5.25” bay cover. Or remove them for assembly – it’s up to you.
- Watercooling Ready: Fit up to a 280mm radiator up front and up to a 360mm radiator on the bottom – along with a 140mm rear fan mount.
- Easy to Clean: Easily access dust filters on front and bottom meaning you’ll never spend more than a minute getting dust out of your system.
- Easy to Build: Tool-free drive installation, tool-free side panel access, and tons of cable routing options and tie downs means you can spend less time building your PC and more time using it.
The Carbide 600Q and 600C will be available in this month, and both models carry an MSRP of $149.99.