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Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Mid-Tower Case Review

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Introduction and Features

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Be Quiet! is a well-respected brand, particularly in Europe, for PC power supplies and they are continuing to expand their product offering to include high-end ATX mid-tower enclosures. Be Quiet! introduced the Silent Base 800 mid-tower case last year and they have released the Silent Base 600 mid-tower case in 2015. As you might expect, the Silent Base Series is designed for very quiet operation while still offering excellent performance and cooling. We will be taking a detailed look at the new Silent Base 600 Window enclosure in this review.

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The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Mid-Tower enclosure isn’t quite as tall as the Silent Base 800 (2.5” shorter). It comes in three different color schemes (Black/Black, Orange/Black, and Siler/Black) like the 800 and is available with or without a side window. Our review sample is the black-on-black model with a window.

The Silent Base Series is targeted towards users looking to build a quiet high-end gaming or multimedia system. The Silent Base 600 comes with two Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 fans (140mm intake and 120mm exhaust) pre-installed along with numerous options that support additional fans or liquid cooling if desired.

The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 offers the perfect symbiosis of noise prevention and cooling performance, good usability, and an extensive capacity for high-end hardware.”  

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Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Mid-Tower Case Key Features:
•    Mid-Tower ATX enclosure available in three different color schemes (with or without a side window)
•    Supports ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
•    Innovative construction assures excellent cooling efficiency and air circulation
•    Easily removed dust filters on front and bottom panels
•    Sound dampening mats used on front panel and both side panels
•    Anti-vibration decoupling provided for fans, HDDs and power supply
•    Double-glazed side panel window provides superb soundproofing
•    Two included Pure Wings 2 fans (140mm intake and 120mm exhaust)
•    Three-speed fan control switch
•    Removable top panel, with top fan mounts pre-drilled for dual 120mm or 140mm fans
•    Excellent cooling and low noise levels with up to six fan mounting locations
•    Front: 140mm fan included (upgradable to dual 120mm or 140mm)
•    Top: Dual 120mm or 140mm
•    Rear: 120mm fan included
•    Bottom: 120mm or 140mm
•    (2) USB 3.0, (2) USB 2.0 and audio jacks on the front panel
•    Three internal 3.5” hard drive bays
•    Three internal 2.5” SSD mounting locations
•    Three external 5.25” drive bays
•    Tool-free mounting for all 3.5”/2.5” internal drives
•    Up to 294mm (11.6”) clearance for graphic cards
•    Up to 413mm (16.3”) for long graphic cards (with HDD cage removed)
•    Up to 170mm (6.7”) of space for CPU coolers
•    MSRP: $119.99 USD ($109.99 without side window)

Please continue reading our Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 case review!!!

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The Silent Base 600 mid-tower case features sound absorption material on the inside of the front door panel and both removable side panels for quiet operation.

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November 9, 2015 | 07:30 PM - Posted by anonymous (not verified)

nice review! but i cant help but feel castigated for liking these cases. no! you be quiet! bunch of jerks XD

November 9, 2015 | 09:13 PM - Posted by JoeMomma (not verified)

I like this even more than my Silent Base 800. The SB800 is too big. As usual, wait 6 months and there will be a new computer part -better, cheaper, smaller- than the awesome thing you buy today... sigh :(

November 9, 2015 | 11:17 PM - Posted by currentlyinfamliyconseling (not verified)

i wish that same logic applied to my wife n kids...essh. "what did daddy say about fallout time!!??

November 10, 2015 | 07:01 AM - Posted by anonymous (not verified)

"i'll pull this car over, and make you upgrade to win10!"

November 10, 2015 | 08:05 AM - Posted by Justin150 (not verified)

Yet another "me too" design. Could be from any one of a vast number of case manufacturers. With exception of Fractal and Silverstone case design has got stuck.

Here are my list of the things wrong with the design

1. The power button - placed so pointless if computer is under a desk

2. The case is 230mm wide but can only use 140mm fans? Come on use 180mm fans

3. All that hard disk space - why? If you want a lot of HDD space buy a NAS.

4. Fat radiators do not fit up top - Fractal cracked that problem years ago

5. Can someone please come up with an elegant solution for the power cables to the GPUs so not as messy

November 17, 2015 | 09:42 AM - Posted by 85739gary

Please recommend a "quiet case" that has the features you listed above. I'd like to build a new desktop, but it must be quiet..tend to keep my PC's for years past their prime..not an early adopter...

March 8, 2016 | 05:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am thinking of adding extra fan/fans to my "600" case and wondered whether two at the top or one to make the "push/pull" arrangement with my water cooler radiator would be best?

September 10, 2018 | 05:00 PM - Posted by elites2012

looks similar to my coolermaster 590III

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