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be quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro Full-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 3 days, 4 hours ago
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: be quiet!

Final Thoughts

 

And so, the bragging begins. This chassis is packed to the gills with features. Externally, there is a whole lot of brushed aluminum to look at, and the tempered glass side panel does not hurt the aesthetics one bit. There are no massive vents to look at, as all of the ventilation comes from the sides of the panels. The front I/O panel delivers everything you could want, and for those who hate downloading media, there is room for your prized optical drives.

 

The PSU is hidden from view, and the Dark Base 900 Pro adds a switch in our PSU that does not come with it from SilverStone. Then, of course, there is still the biggest addition to the exterior in our minds, the QI charging pad. Having it in this chassis means you no longer have to tend to that cable on the front of the chassis, you can simply lay your device on top of the chassis and carry on about your day.

 

 

All of those glowing features, and we haven't even gotten to the inside yet. Here you are almost taken aback with the multitude of options and configurations which the Dark Base Pro has. There are a plethora of cooling options in the front of the chassis as well as in the top. The bottom offers a few options too, but the back is confined to a single fan or compatible radiator. The trio of Silent Wings fans that come in the case are dead silent, even at full speed, and when controlled via PWM, you will hear your system over them every time.

 

There is a massive amount of storage options, and you can configure these bays to suit your needs, or remove then all together so that you may expand on water cooling options as well as adding room for the reservoir bracket. Not only can you remove the motherboard tray, but it can also be installed on three levels on each side, and by that, we mean that the layout inside is completely reversible. There is sound dampening everywhere they could add it, the wire management is top notch, and of course, with the 900 Pro, we also got to take advantage of the LED strips and the colors they flooded the chassis with.

 

With everything we have covered here and everything we have shown you along the way, we feel that this is likely the best feature set in the game right now. Yes, this chassis is going to cost you a pretty penny to obtain, but with everything we have seen in fit and finish, materials used, and the sheer amount of customization and features that the Dark Base 900 Pro brings to the end-user, we feel it is worth it. While the pricing is in the $250 range and is steep for many customers, those who have a need for this massive of a chassis, those who like left-hand cases, or anyone wanting to have the best of the best, the cost is only a slight distraction from the joy to come.

 

With the Dark Base 900 Pro, be quiet! has raised the bar in what we now expect in cases, and proves that they are still in top form, delivering products built to last, as well as fitting any whim you may have along the way.

 

 

Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications

 

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance97%
Quality including Design and Build100%
General Features100%
Bundle and Packaging98%
Value for Money95%
Overall TweakTown Rating98%

The Bottom Line: While priced high for a full-tower chassis, the be quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro blows the doors off our expectations! The customizable interior options, support for a multitude of components, and the materials used and their finishes makes this chassis from one of our all-time favorites.

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