be quiet! Dark Base 701 Case Review

When it comes to high-end PC cases, be quiet! has proven time and time again that they’re one of the absolute best. From their first case, and hopefully, including the one I’m reviewing today, they’ve had a string of award-winning cases that have proven a big hit with PC gamers and system builders around the world. That’s not too surprising though, given they’ve maintained an equally high standard for their power supplies, coolers and other products over the years too.

be quiet! Dark Base 701

The Dark Base 701 Black is packed with features, offering a high airflow mesh design, and the superb Silent Wings 4 140mm PWM fans and their built-in fan controller, so airflow and noise levels should be easy to fine-tune. Additionally, there’s ARGB lighting, an invertible motherboard tray, and a tempered glass window, all allowing for added customisation.


  • Open mesh design for the highest airflow and performance
  • 3 pre-installed Silent Wings 4 140mm PWM high-speed fans offer maximum performance
  • Fan controller with PWM motherboard sync option
  • PWM and ARGB Hub for up to 8 PWM fans and 2 ARGB components
  • ARGB lighting with integrated ARGB controller for a stunning look
  • Exceptional usability with easily accessible features such as removable fan- and radiator brackets in the top and front
  • Versatile motherboard tray for an inverted layout option
  • Simple and tool-less installation of HDDs and SSDs
  • Cable routing channels for professional cable management and a neat interior
  • The tempered glass side window allows a superb view of the PC components
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Product conception, design and quality control in Germany

For in-depth specifications, please visit the official product page here.

Launch Trailer

Dark Base 701 Product Presentation

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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