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be quiet! PURE BASE 600 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

be quiet! PURE BASE 600 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
be quiet!'s PURE BASE 600 mid-tower case manages to impress as it scores well in all regards. Should it be your next buy? Come and see.
By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 22, 2017 1:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: be quiet!

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

 

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To date, this only makes the fourth chassis that we've seen from be quiet! While we saw the top of the line from them with the Dark Base Pro 900 chassis, we were also privy to seeing two cases which were a step down from the Dark Base chassis, and is when be quiet! brought forth the Silent Base 600 and 800 cases. The reason why we have you here today is to introduce one more series of cases from be quiet! at this time.

 

 

The latest addition to the be quiet! lineup will fall into the Pure Base series. Keeping with much of what be quiet! is known for in cases, the idea here is to offer a mid-tower that is inclusive of its features, yet is something more affordable for the masses. Sound deadening, and absorption is still a major factor in this chassis, but so is simplicity both externally and internally. The design screams that it is a be quiet! design but is also clean, without much flash about it. On the inside, there is everything you will desire, including a few water cooling locations, modularity in some of the components, and handling wire management with plenty of room and options.

 

The be quiet! Pure Base 600 is the chassis which we are about to show you over the next few pages. It delivers in features, it is versatile, and modular, and appears to come in two variations. The options at this time are to get the chassis, which is black, with black trim or silver trim. Whatever the choice, the cost is the same, and with everything we are about to see offered in the Pure Base 600 mid-tower chassis, it won't take long to get a feel for the value found in this chassis.

 

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As far as specifications go, be quiet! tends to offer up anything they can think one might want to know and is why it is so lengthy. We start off with the fact that this chassis takes an ATX PS/2 power supply, and that the chassis will house Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, or ATX motherboards, and that these motherboards have room for a backplate. The Pure Base 600 stands 492mm tall, it is 220mm wide, and is 470mm from front to back, and does not come with a window option. The chassis is black, and as shipped, it weighs in at 7.44 kg. There are no USB 2.0 ports, but there is a pair of USB 3.0 ports. There are HD Audio connections, the case has seven expansion slots, and seven fan mounting locations.

 

The top cover is made of plastic, and the side panel is made of solid steel. The front panel is also made of ABS plastic, and so are the feet. Inside of the case, there are two 5.25" bays at the top, and the chassis will also house up to three 3.5" drives or up to eight 2.5" drives. This is done via a trio of modular HDD cages found in the front of the case, as well as a few optional locations for smaller drives.

 

Cooling is handled by a pair of fans shipped inside of the Pure Base 600. There is a 140mm fan placed in the front of the case, and another one in the back, but the rear fan is 120mm in size. The front fan is shown to spin slower than the rear fan, and the noise level of both is kept to a minimum. There is more airflow and less pressure from the front fan, while the rear is lower in airflow, but higher in pressure. Optionally, three 120mm or two 140mm fans can go in the front of the case, and radiator support matches the fan's capabilities here.

 

The top of the chassis is made to allow for a trio of 120mm fans or a pair of 140mm fans, and again radiators can be the same as the number of fans that fit. The CPU cooler can be 165mm in height, and the airflow inside of the chassis runs from the front and can be sent out the top cover. The PSU can be 210mm in length, and while we are here, we may as well discuss the 280mm to 425mm of room for the video card.

 

The last section of the chart covers things like where we find the insulation and noise dampening materials. There are materials found at the top of the chassis, the front, the side panels, the HDD installation, and the PSU installation to either remove vibrations of grab noise that is bouncing around inside. We also see that this chassis comes with a pair of dust filters, one in the front of the case to clean the intake airflow, and one under the PSU for the same reason.

 

The rest of this section covers the inclusion of HDD mounting screws, and that the Pure Base 600 comes with hook and loop straps to help with wire management. The last thing offered about the chassis, it that for the term of three years after purchase, the Pure Base 600 is covered by be quiet! against any defects or failure.

 

When it comes to pricing on a mid-tower chassis, we like to applaud those that can stay under the $100 mark, but sometimes the material choices and manufacturing process hikes the price. This is not one of those instances, where you are paying for brand recognition, or fancy glass panels, or anything that would take this Pure Base 600 into an impure state. When it comes to the point of liking this chassis enough to buy it, you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

Amazon has the case listed at $89, and Newegg has both color options at this time too, and asking just $89.99 for the Pure Base 600 is not only more reasonable to pay but also jacks up the value once you see everything be quiet! has put into this mid-tower chassis.

 

 

Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications

 

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