You may have noticed I'm a big fan of the be quiet! product range, so naturally I get a bit excited when they release a new product and this is no exception. Be quiet! have announced the release of the Dark Base 700 mid-tower case, the smaller sibling of the Dark Base 900 range. The Dark Base 700 targets enthusiasts and high-end systems thanks to the use of premium materials and a versatile, modular design.
There's nothing obvious that makes the Dark Base 700 stand out from the vast range of mid-tower cases on the market, but dive deeper and you will appreciate the high-quality finish, elegant design and subtle differences that people associate with be quiet! The Dark Base 700 features 4mm tempered glass panel and 1.2mm thick aluminium and steel frame that is somewhat expected with premium cases in this day and age. There is a sleek looking lighting strip embedded down each side of the front of the case that doesn't take attention away from the rest of the design and best of all, this strip can be controlled by supported motherboards and lighting controllers. The front fascia is finished with a brushed-aluminium covered plastic panel that provide a simple, yet beautiful design.
The modular design of the Dark Base 700 allows for extreme flexibility with your build that offers builders various build options. Cable management covers are provided to cover unused HDD slots, the back of the motherboard provides mounting brackets for up to three SSD's and two HDD cages can be positioned underneath the PSU shroud. The PSU shroud has four removable segments, this allows for a range of builds including longer front radiators and builds focusing on air flow efficiency. The Dark Base 700 even allows for vertically mounted graphics cards via an optional mounting slot. Finally, two pre-installed SilentWings 3 140 mm PWM fans offer unrivaled and uncompromising cooling performance with space to house up to nine 120mm fans.
Available now, you can pick up the great mid-tower case for $179.90
- > NEXT STORY: Star Wars: Battlefront II costs $2100 to unlock everything
- < PREVIOUS STORY: Battlegrounds could be the Game of the Year