Inside the Pure Base 500
The front panel pulls off with a swift tug as plastic pegs retain it. The front I/O stays affixed to the top of the chassis, while the bottom grab portion of the front panel is closed off to now allow unfiltered airflow into the chassis. The side inlets do have filters with plastic casing, as you see here on each side of the front panel, and can be removed rather quickly to be cleaned.
The layout of the Pure Base 500 is quite open, with the only protrusions being the cable management cover to the right of the motherboard. To the right of the vertical guide, we also see dual SSD mounts in place; the middle Be Quiet! logo can be pulled off to route the SSD cables to be hidden behind, and the logo replaced. The CPU cutout is massive and should service any cooler you can find.
Here taking a look at the rear of the front mounting and wee can see the slotted front fan/radiator mounting with its preinstalled 140mm Pure Wings 2 fan. Here we can also see inside the cable management vertical slot.
Here we can see the top with the sound deadening top plate removed. The top panel was held on with magnets only, so swapping them can be done rather quickly. Here we have slotted mounting holes for 140 or 120mm mounting. The 120mm mounting is the only one applicable for radiators as they barely clear installed taller memory. You will notice a theme here in that the ventilation is triangular, similar to the bottom.
Here is the sound deadening top panel, as you can see it has several magnetic strips here to keep it in place on the chassis. The rearmost portion is open to allow some airflow out while hushing most of the harsh noise you may have otherwise.
The PSU shroud has triangular ventilation, which is the theme for the venting on this chassis. The front is cut out, and you can see the HDD cage below. The cutout is to fit thicker radiators or reservoirs depending on your configuration. Cable passthrough holes are all on the motherboard edge.
Last updated: Jan 25, 2020 at 06:11 am CST