be quiet! Dark Base 700 Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 7 months ago
Dark Base 700
be quiet! may have been making PC cases for a few years now, but they’re still pretty much the new kid on the block, with a relatively small range of chassis released so far. However, inexperience isn’t an issue for them, having already released the incredible Dark Base Pro 900 over a year ago, and they’re affordable Pure Base 600. Of course, with their experience in the high-performance cooling market, they know a few things about making great products, and that’s something I hope to see reflected in their latest chassis, the Dark Base 700.
What be quiet! Had to Say
“Following the successful 2016 release of the highly acclaimed Dark Base 900 and Dark Base Pro 900 full-tower chassis, be quiet! is expanding its high-end line-up by introducing the mid-tower sized Dark Base 700. This new model borrows and improves on many of its larger predecessors’ features, while also sharing the Dark Base 900 family’s extensive flexibility, impeccable cooling and silent operation. As usual, be quiet! developed and designed the Dark Base 700 entirely in Germany, with enthusiasts and system builders in mind. Smaller than its full-tower sibling, Dark Base 700 aims to satisfy a wider target group. Using premium materials like aluminium, a superb modular design and smart, versatile choices make this new case one of the best in the market.” – be quiet!
- Extremely versatile, thanks to modular construction
- Two pre-installed SilentWings® 3 140mm PWM fans
- Ready for water cooling radiators up to 360mm in length
- Multifunctional and modular PSU cover
- Noise-dampened vents
- Side window made of tinted and tempered glass
- Multi-color LED highlights designed to personalise individual style
- State-of-the-art I/O front panel with fan controller and USB 3.1 Gen. 2 type C
- Wide range of features and high-quality materials
With support for an E-ATX motherboard, large expansion cards, plenty of storage drives, and impressive air and water cooling support, there’s not much the 700 isn’t capable of holding. To add to that, it comes pre-fitted with two high-end SilentWings 3 140mm fans right out of the box. It’ll support up to 9 fans, up to 360mm radiators, and more. Plus with aluminium and tempered glass making up the bulk of the construction, it’s pretty robust too. So let’s skip ahead and take a closer look!