Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Window case review - Downsized!

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be quiet! are relatively new to the case game and yet their opening offer, the Silent Base 800 was one of the better noise-isolating enclosures out there. Recently, the company has been preparing another kicker, this time tackling the mid-range market with Silent Base 600.

Though smaller than Silent Base 800, the 600 still uses a standard ATX form-factor. There are some similarities between the two models, both in shape and overall design - but the concept behind them is somewhat different. While the 800 is intended as a premium enclosure, Silent Base 600 is more of a budget version. Like its predecessor, the case is available in two variants: one with plain side-panels and one that features a double-glazed polycarbonate window.

Since this is be quiet! we're talking about, the focus is noise isolation with decent air-flow. Serious padding has been used on the side panels, rubber grommets added to the fans, and rubber rails are included in the accessories to be used alongside mechanical drives - all to ensure as much noise dampening as possible.

 be-quiet Silent Base 600 - Product Image

The most noticeable difference between it and Silent Base 800 is the size, respectively the 49mm reduction in height. However, if Silent Base 600 would just be a downsized version of the 800, it wouldn't warrant a new review. Instead, the more compact mid-tower had to make several concessions in its build to ensure it retains the looks of 800, whilst shrinking down to a mid-tower size. Particularly, since, despite its massive girth, the Silent Base 800 was still an ATX at heart.

As such, the new model has cut several corners to get to where its at. So, without further ado, let's see if be quiet! has managed to cut down the costs, without hurting the overall bonuses the original offered.

Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Window

Case Type

Mid-Tower

Color

Black

Front bezel Material

ABS Plastic

Side Panel

0.7mm Steel

Body Material

Steel

5.25" drive bay

3x 5.25"

3.5" drive bay

3

HDD bay

2.5" SSD x3

Expansion Slot

7

Motherboard

ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX

Cooling

Front: 1 – 140mm fans (included is one Pure Wings 2, 140mm, 900 RPM speed);
Rear: 1 - 120/140mm fan (included is one Pure Wings 2, 120mm, 1200 RPM speed);

Top: 2x 140/120mm

Bottom: 1x 140/120mm

I/O Ports

USB3.0 x2
USB2.0 x2
Audio in/out

Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card length: 294mm (with cage), 413mm (with front-fan)
PSU length: 160 / 290mm
CPU cooler height:170mm

Power Supply

ATX (Optional)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

495 x 230 x 493mm

Net Weight

8.05KG

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