Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 Window case review - Clear silence

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Test Set-up

System Config


Intel Core i5-3340K @ 3.10GHz


Xigmantek Aegir


Biostar Z77x Hi-Fi


16GB DDR3-1600


OCZ Vertex 460 SATA III

Video cards

AMD Radeon R9 280X


Samsung SyncMaster 2433


Inwin Desert Fox 800W


There were two aspects I wanted to test in the Silent Base 800. The first was its cooling capacities - where I registered the highest Idle / Load CPU & MOBO temperatures inside a closed-chassis and compared them with the results on an open test-bench.

The load benchmarks are represented by Prime 95 and Furmark respectively, and the temperature was registered by RealTemp 3.7, Hardware Monitor and SpeedFan 4.49.

The second aspect I was interested in was the noise-isolating potential. As such, I used a sound-meter and read the noise-level 50cm away from the bench (took two readings: using the Xigmantek Aegir air-cooler, then with Fractal Design Kelvin S24).

For the test, the room temperature was kept at a steady 26°C.

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