be quiet Pure Base 500 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

be quiet Pure Base 500 Review 


Unlike other case manufacturers, we don't seem to have looked at many offerings from be quiet for quite a while (we're ignoring the ! in the name as it's quite a fag to hit shift and 1 every time we mention the name of the company), in fact  we think we've only really looked at a couple of cases of theirs in total over the last few years.  With this in mind, it is then nice to get to grips with their latest offering, the brand spanking new Pure Base 500.  The 500 is available in Black (as we have here for review), at £69.99, Black with a window for £79.99, Metallic Grey or White for £74.99 and Metallic Grey or White with a window for £84.99.  As usual, to get a bit more of an idea what the case is capable of, let's have a look at the Technical Specification. 


Technical Specification

Dimensions 450x231x463  (LxWxH)
Material Steel Chassis, Plastic trim, Tempered glass panels (window version only)
Weight 6.95kg (net), 7.92kg (gross)
Motherboard M-ATX, ITX ATX
5.25" 0
3.5" 2
Dedicated 2.5" 5
Front I/O 2xUSB 3.0, HD Audio in/Out
Expansion Slots 7
Air Cooling

 Front: 3x120, 2x140 (1x140 included)

 Roof: 2x120/140

 Rear: 1x120/140 (1x140 included)

Water Cooling

 Front: 120/240/360.  140/280

 Roof: 120/240

 Rear: 120/140


Max CPU Cooler Height 190mm
Max GPU Length 4369mm 
Max PSU Length 258/225mm Depending on position of HDD cage.


Key Features

Pure Base 500 features include:
• Versatile design with an alternative air-permeable top cover panel for water-cooled builds
• Support for water cooling radiators up to 360mm in length
• Two pre-installed Pure Wings 2 140mm fans
• Insulation mats in the front, side and regular top cover
• Prominently placed SSD installation bracket with integrated cable management
• Clean looking PSU shroud provides hidden double HDD cage
• Space for high-end components and cooling
• Removable dust filters at the front and bottom
• Available with or without tempered glass side window
• Black, metallic gray, or white models available


Features and their Function

1 Compact, yet spacious, design Generous space for high-end hardware
2 Changeable top cover. Enables focus on either noise suppression or cooling
3 Preinstalled fans and insulation mats Provide excellent, silent cooling out of the box
4 Storage options Up to two HDDs or five SSDs
5 Water cooling support Radiators up to 360mm supported
6 PSU shroud Provides a neat interior
7 PSU installation bracket PSU can be inserted from the rear of the case
8 Removable dust filters Accessible from the front for cleaning
9 Cable routing Easy to run cabling options
10 Available in three colors Allows to fit anyone’s style

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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2019, 12:03:37

That's a really nice case and coming with 2 covers for the top is a nice touch, why they make any colour besides white seems pointless though

Looking at the pictures on OC it looks like the mechanical HDD bays have rubber decouplers already installedQuote

17-09-2019, 13:25:11

Always nice to see a case that is function over fashion. I'd say that they need to do something at this price point to stand out. For the same money you can have a cooler master, master box 500 or a selection of corsair and NZXT cases that have bigger feature sets, better pricing or nicer looks. An extra fan or a fan hub would have been enough to justify the price but at this price I would most certainly look at other options, nothing on the case itself I think they need to knock a few quid off.Quote

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