The Pure Base 600 may look ordinary on the outside at first glance, but in this instance, looks are deceiving. Every aspect of the design is easy to figure out why it is there, externally. The vents are on the side of the bezel so that sound deadening material can be used behind it. There is not a window on the left side panel, as plastic will not absorb sound, and the point here is to be silent in operation. The top cover, while adjustable and removable, we appreciate the thin slits at the back of the cover and the back of the case, to route noise away from you went it is left in place.
We also like the addition of the silver rings around the mesh of the bezel. Had they been black, we feel much of the styling this case does offer will get lost. All of this to talk about, and we are chatting up a case that aside from a brushed finish on the front, a quick glance at this chassis leaves you with a feeling that there is not much going on.
Inside, things get even better. Of course, one may be able to complain and say there were no grommets on the inside of the case, and while we saw it, but there is no view into the Pure Base 600, so it has less merit. The ability to use 5.25" drive bays again, or remove them to accommodate water cooling, we liked that. The fact that there are five locations for the three adjustable and removable HDD bays, the fact that they can each house two 2.5" drives, and can easily be kept out of the way of the video cards, which is another huge with for this case. Plenty of room for the power supply and all of the wiring reaches where it needs to go, more than enough room behind the motherboard tray, and offering a pair of hidden 2.5" drive trays keeps the Pure Base 600 in the mix when it comes to comparisons against other mid-tower options.
To top it all off, we still haven't gotten to the fan controller which is built in, and while it is intended for the stock fans, you could use splitters and power groups of fans on it as well. In position one or meter would not show a reading, in position two, we were teetering in the 19 to 20dB range, and at full speed, we had to work to get the reading we did there. Aside from a bit of excess video card sag with our components, there is not anything else to keep us from pointing you in the direction of this chassis.
Considering what we have just gone over in fine detail will only set you back $89.99 at this time, it is easy to appreciate the value that the Pure Base 600 provides. Nothing too aggressive on the outside with a slick and elegant aesthetic, contrasted by the silver moldings and the be quiet! logo on it. Inside of the chassis, we find a well thought out design with many options. Whether air cooling or water cooling, the modularity of this chassis will cover all of your needs.
Without breaking the bank, we feel that the Pure Base 600 from be quiet! is well worth the investment, and with nearly anything you can put inside of it, you will likely not hear a peep from this chassis as it rides shotgun in your office, keeping your parts cool and collected.
Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair H80i GT (buy from Amazon)
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH
- Video Card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP. Extreme Edition (buy from Amazon)
- Storage: SuperSpeed 128GB SSD
- Power Supply: SilverStone SST-ST85F-G (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (buy from Amazon)
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||98%|
The Bottom Line: be quiet!'s Pure Base 600 mid-tower scores high in all aspects! It's sleek, silent, modular, and best of all, affordable. These are all great reasons to grab one for yourself, and enjoy all the hard work put into this design.
PRICING: You can find the be quiet! PURE BASE 600 Mid-Tower Chassis for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The be quiet! PURE BASE 600 Mid-Tower Chassis retails for $89 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The be quiet! PURE BASE 600 Mid-Tower Chassis retails for £68 at Amazon UK.
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