be quiet! Silent Base 600 Window Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
There are two models of the Silent Base 600 available, one with a window and one without. I’ll be honest, they’re not going to come cheap, but since it’s just launched, we’ll update with retailer stock prices as soon as possible. The MSRP isn’t too bad though, easily on par with other premium grade mid-towers and you certainly get what you pay for.
- Silent Base 600: €109,90 – £79 – $109,90
- Silent Base 600 Window: €124,90 – £94 – $119,90
I absolutely loved the Silent Base 800 chassis, while the core of the chassis didn’t offer any huge innovations, it did pack a lot of premium grade features into a very sexy package and the smaller Silent Base 600 is certainly no exception to that. This is a great looking chassis, with a sleek design and a ruthless focus on noise suppression and airflow. There’s sound dampening materials everywhere that you would hope, then more where you wouldn’t expect. There’s rubber padding, grips, foam padding and rubber hard drive strips, the list goes on. If there’s any vibrations in this chassis from your components, it’ll make easy work of dampening them and keeping the noise levels down. Of course, sound-proofed chassis often sacrifice a little for the sake of a side panel window, but the Silent Base 600 uses what is effectively double glazing to make sure that’s not an issue. If you pick the solid panel or the window panel, you’re getting the same acoustic performance and that’s just amazing.
It’s a great chassis for showing off your build, with perfectly colour coordinated hardware and trim inside and out. The cable routing space, stealth hard drive mounts and all-black be quiet! premium quality fans which come pre-installed, are just some of the features that are going to leave you with a great looking build that you’ll be proud to show off to anyone willing.
The slightly smaller size is a nice touch too, as the Base 800 was a bit of a beast. The Silent Base 600 is a little more reserved and will be more suitable for most desk sizes. It’s also a little friendlier if you tend to move your chassis around a lot, such as for LAN gaming events.
be quiet! already make some of the best products in the industry, they’ve proven that to us many times before. The Silent Base 800 was their first chassis and it was very impressive, making it difficult for the Silent Base 600 to live up to its reputation, but it’s done it with ease and while smaller, it’s certainly no less a great chassis.
- Exceptional build quality
- Extensive sound-dampening methods
- Double-layer side panel window
- Premium quality fans pre-installed
- Cable routing
- Removable hard drive bay
- Slide-out dust filters
- Water cooling support
- Dual GPU configurations of high-end cards will require the removal of the HDD bays, but there are stealth bays and 5.25″ drive bays that you could easily use instead.
“The be quiet! Silent Base 600 gives you the best of many worlds in one package. It’s stylish, supports high-end cooling, is great for showing off your build and best of all, it’s extremely quiet, making it perfect for those who want a system build that can be seen and not heard.”