be quiet! Silent Base 800 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
The be quiet! Base 800 is priced at 119 EUR and will be available at most major retailers shortly. This is obviously a high price tag, but this is every bit a premium grade product for the enthusiast market. However, this is still incredible value for money given that it comes pre-fitted with three ultra high-quality be quiet! fans, which usually cost around 15 EUR each!
be quiet! have gone all out to create their first chassis and even though the market is already saturated with incredible products from multiple well established brands, I’m happy to find room for another competitor. The Base 800 had to be nothing short of perfect, be quiet! have an impressive track record for premium quality and performance and they wouldn’t want to ruin that reputation. Their power supplies, fans and their CPU coolers are all some of the best we’ve ever tested. Now it looks like they’ve got a full set as they’ve created one of the best chassis’ I’ve ever seen.
The chassis has been very well designed and while most on the market do look quite similar, there is certainly something unique about the Base 800. The front panel has a nice bold design with sleek and easily accessible door panels, the side panels are simple, but stylish and the top of the chassis looks great too. The orange trim on the front may be a little bright for some, but it certainly helps to give the Base 800 a little extra presence.
Build quality is flawless throughout. All of the panels are strong and durable, everything locks firmly into place and the addition of thick sound dampening material should prevent any of the panels from vibrating or rattling. The interior has high-quality rubber fittings for the hard drives, and the rubber grommets are of a high quality too. In fact, it’s a shame this chassis has no window panel, because so much love and attention has gone into the interior, you’ll be eager to show it off; a task for the modding community I imagine.
It is a little expensive at 119 EUR, as it will be out of the reach of your average consumer, but the return on investment is very high. To buy a rival chassis of this size and specification isn’t cheap, but once you add in your own sound dampening materials and high-quality fans, you’ll soon realise that the be quiet! Base 800 is a much cheaper alternative.
- Premium build quality
- Stylish design
- Dust filters
- Sound dampening material
- Three high quality fans pre-installed
- Water cooling support
- Excellent cable management
- Trusted brand name
- Competitive price given overall feature set
- Two stealth 2.5″ mounts behind motherboard
- Modular drive bays
- Removable side panel covers/filters
“be quiet! have created one of the best chassis’ money can buy, if this is what they can create for their first entry to the chassis market, I can’t wait to see what they come up with next! If you’re looking for a uniquely styled chassis with great cooling and acoustic performance, look no further than the Base 800.”
Thank you be quiet! for providing us with this sample.