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be quiet! Silent Base 600 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 22, 2016 1:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: be quiet!

Inside the Silent Base 600

 

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Removing the panels, we also found sound deadening material used here. This is the right side panel, but even around the window, be quiet! adds some of this to silence as much interior noise as possible.

 

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The front bezel pulls off the front of the chassis, but all of the wiring stays with the case. There is a removable dust filter in the lower half of it, and if you look at the chassis, you can see one of potentially two 140mm fans has been placed there.

 

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Inside of the chassis, we can see that there is a hardware box tied to the front wall. be quiet! was also sure to tie up the wiring and even run it through a wire management hole to be certain it cannot touch the window in transit.

 

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On this side of the 5.25" bays, be quiet! offers the option to use screws or the tool-free clips to secure the drives. On the other side, the only option is screw mounting of you are worried about devices enough to need more than the tool-free clips.

 

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In the lower section, there is a single HDD rack that is capable of housing three 3.5" drives. Also via holes at the top, a single 2.5" drive can be installed inside of the cage. This cage can be removed entirely, or connected to the rail under the ODD bays.

 

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The top of the chassis offers slots for 120mm fan mounting, so they can be moved away from the motherboard if needed. For 140mm fans, there are holes drilled, but only one location for them; they cannot be adjusted like the 120mm fans.

 

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The motherboard tray offers five holes in it, two across the top, and three down the right side, with orange grommets in them. The standoff locations are marked above and below the large access hole, and we also found nine wire ties points punched out of the tray.

 

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The floor of the chassis is nearly all hexagonal mesh. To the right, we see options for a 120mm or 140mm fan to go in next to the HDD rack. At the left, we find four rubber pads on the floor, and anti-vibration measures taken where the PSU screws into the back as well.

 

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The 120mm fan hanging in the back is isolated, has a round frame, and nine blades to exhaust a lot of the chassis heat, and uses a 3-pin to be powered. The ventilated expansion slot covers use thumbscrews to secure them or video cards.

 

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The front I/O wiring is mostly tended to with a couple of zip ties holding them to the motherboard tray. As the dive through the grommet, to the right of that, we find the pair of 2.5" drive trays. There is also 15mm of space across the majority of this tray, except where the rolled edge stops to the left, by the drive bays.

 

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All of the wiring is black and is long enough to get where it needs to go with a fair bit of slack left. There is a USB 3.0 connection, two fan leads and a SATA power plug for the fan controller. We then find the USB 2.0, HD Audio, and the thin wires for the LEDs and power switch.

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