be quiet Pure Base 500 Review

In the Nip and Accessories

be quiet Pure Base 500 Review 

In the Nip and Accessories

A bit of a tug on the bottom of the front panel sees it pull away from the chassis with little to no drama; unlike some cases where you're only about 60% sure that you're not about to shatter the whole thing or if you're lucky, just break some fixings.  Not that we ever have, it's just that some cases make you feel very nervous, and the be quiet doesn't.  As the front I/O is contained in the roof section, there's also no need to worry about trailing wires and connections etc. 

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With the front removed we can see that as stated, it's possible to get 3x120mm or 2x140mm fans in here.  These are of course mounted forward of the chasis , which means that any space behind can be dedicated to rads.  It's looking good! 

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If you want to install a 360mm rad in the front, then you're going to need to remove the HDD cage as we have here.  We've also removed the bracket for mounting SSDs around the front to show you just how much you can strip this case down.


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The instructions are good, and in a nice glossy booklet.  We have to say that we're especially impressed with the 3d diagrams used as they really help us to understand the layout and functionality of the case


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You don't get a lot in the way of accessories with the 500, but you do get what you need,  What's interesting in a case that aims itself in the direction of noise reduction is that there are no rubber dampeners for the HDDs.

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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2019, 08:03:37

Greenback
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, 09:25:11

demonking
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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