be quiet! is one of the first cases we've seen in a fair bit that employed a color box solution. Usage of a color box adds to the BOM for a product, and I usually frown at this as we all know this passes down to the consumer in many instances. With that point aside the Rev.
2 packaging is simple, showing the case, and having a few bullet points of key features. Silent wings fans, airflow control, noise insulation, and everyone's favorite, RGB! The bottom also gives a short story about the intention of the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 and its enthusiasts class focus.
The first skinny side of the box we find multiple language translation of the text we observed on the large side previously. Also, the fragile stickers that seem to be on every side of the box.
The large opposing side of the box shows a large mockup of an installed dual GPU assumingly enthusiasts rig built in the chassis. There are also smaller images denoting key features that be quiet! wants to showcase to potential customers.
The final skinny side of the packaging starts with a small paragraph explaining who be quiet! is and why they build what they build. Also below this is a spec list albeit much more brief than the one we showed initially. To the right of that, we close out with showcasing the color choices offered. The Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 comes with color options from orange like the one we have today to black or silver to best match the aesthetic you want to accomplish.
The Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 comes with large polystyrene/Styrofoam end caps enveloping the top and bottom, and the chassis is wrapped in a cloth bag. While many chassis have a film to protect the TG panel, the sample we received did not have any wrapping which I can only assume means that be quiet! did their due diligence to ensure you receive a case that does not have internal bits that may scratch the tempered glass window in transit.
Lastly, when unwrapping the case, we found the manual taped at the bottom of the case, to ensure you see it and have a chance to review it before you start building. Also, the front door of the case has a tape label warning to ensure it is secured if transporting your PC.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 Full-Tower Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2]
- Page 5 [Inside the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 Continued]
- Page 6 [Hardware & Documentation]
- Page 7 [Case Build & Finished Product]
- Page 8 [Final Thoughts]