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Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 Midi Tower Review

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   Finding an affordable and strange/unique looking PC tower with plenty of features is not really hard nowadays mainly because there are many manufacturers out there that focus mostly on these three aspects whenever they get to release a new model. The hard part is finding a high quality PC tower with great looks plenty of features and almost noiseless operation whether that's when playing your favorite games or watching your favorite movies. Some manufacturers have introduced such PC towers in the past (most noticeably Antec and Nanoxia) but the small number of such models has left much room in the market for similar solutions by other manufacturers. Be Quiet! has been behind some of the top performing power supply units and CPU coolers to date so it wasn't really a surprise to see them enter the PC case market by releasing their very own Silent Base 800 midi tower.


   be quiet! is a premium brand manufacturer of power supplies and cooling solutions for your desktop PC. be quiet! products are convincing which is proved by reaching and defending the market leadership in PSU business in Germany for five consecutive years *. This is validated and accompanied by numerous awards for both power supplies and cooling solutions. be quiet! is awarded for five times in a row as manufacturer of the year in the power supply category by the readers of the well-known German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware. Another first and second rank in the categories “fans” and “cooler” underline the high acceptance of our products. be quiet! sticks to its name: Ten years’ experience in the field of noise reduction and silence make be quiet! products probably the most silent one on the market. Undoubted fans have a large impact of the noise levels of be quiet! products. Due we are using our specially developed Silent Wings fans in nearly all of our range. They are equipped with various noise reducing features. Thanks to these we ensure a really silent operation - our products reach the best balance between cooling performance and a virtually inaudible operation. If you choose be quiet! you can be sure to get premium quality and second to none silent operation from the quietness experts.


   The Silent Base 800 prototype was unveiled in last year’s Computex and according to be quiet! it took slightly over 12 months for them to develop so naturally we had much to expect from it. Now you may not be excited with the amount of color combinations available since they all have black as their base (the Silent Base 800 is currently available in black and orange, black and silver, and all-black) but as you can see from the above picture the black and orange version looks very good (not only because of the color combination but also because of its simple yet quite unique design). The Silent Base 800 also features space for up to ATX sized mainboards, sound dampening material on the interior, removable feet, 3 pre-installed SilentWings 2 fans (has a total room for up to 7 fans), several dust-filters, room for up to seven 3.5" and four 2.5" drives, space for a top 240/280mm radiator (and front/rear 120/140mm ones) and room for CPU coolers up to 170mm tall and graphics cards up to 400mm long (without the middle drive cage). As you can all see be quiet! didn’t choose to launch a model with never before seen features but rather something that packs "common" features way better than others.