The MSRP for be quiet!'s Be Silent 600 Window version is priced at $109.90, which is a $40 lower than the 800. Essentially speaking, the Silent Base 600 is a budget model with a similar design, decent airflow and still retaining most of its noise-isolating traits.
Be quiet! has learned a few things from the Silent Base 800, and while its downsized counterpart has fewer bells and whistles, it still manages to impress. Considering this is the company's second enclosure, and a cut-down from the premium model, the result is damn fine. This is excellent engineering, with some great concept thinking behind it. If corners have been cut while making it, the end-result doesn't show much.
The German manufacturer has shown that even when they have less to work with, they can still deliver a proper enclosure. It's smaller than the original, with less plastic being used, and with similar features - delivering great build-quality and noise-isolation.
- Clean layout & clever use of space;
- Excellent build-quality;
- Premium design;
- Dead silent;
- Not as many cooling options available;