be quiet! will be releasing a new mid tower chassis in addition to their power supplies, fans and cpu cooler lineup – the be quiet! Silent Base 800. The said case isn’t supposed to be revealed yet, but it seems that the company has already released some teaser press images of the Silent Base 800. Check out the rest of its features and specifications below.
be quiet! Silent Base 800 Features and Specs
The be quiet! Silent Base 800 is a mid-tower case featuring an all-black simplistic yet elegant design. There are other two variants that come with an orange accent and the other one comes with a silver accent. The case can support ATX, micro ATX and mini ATX form factors and is said to come with three pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans (2x 140mm front and 1x 120mm back).
Based on the early images, the Silent Base 800 has three 5.25″ drive bays for optical drives and other peripherals. I was thinking that it has four, but I noticed that the first one looks like it’s separated from the rest. Perhaps it is where the front I/O ports are located. It can accommodate up to 7x 3.5-inch hard drives, and four SSD (2 behind the motherboard and another 2 inside the HDD tray).
The be quiet! Silent Base 800 is said to feature sound damping foams preventing the noise coming out from the inside, and protecting it from dust coming in. It also features removable drive cages and will support custom water cooling setup.
Users can also install two 120mm or 140mm fans on top, one 120mm/140mm fan on bottom and one 120mm fan on the side panel. For water cooling setup, the be quiet! Silent Base 800 can support one 120mm/140mm or 240mm/280mm radiators in front and on top of the case, and a 120mm radiator on the rear exhaust portion.
So far these are the only details known about this case. Exact dimensions, weight and other features are reserved for its official release date.
Price and Availability
The be quiet! Silent Base 800 is reported to have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $129 USD or €119 EUR. The case will be officially released this coming October 2014.
When I checked other sites and forums who also posted the upcoming case, it seems that the Silent Base 800 will be a popular PC case. Many enthusiasts were impressed with the design of the case and I think the company has done a great job considering that this is their first PC case.
I can’t make a final say unless I have personally tried and tested the Silent Base 800. But what do you think of be quiet!’s upcoming mid tower case?