be quiet! made its name selling power supplies and cooling solutions, and now the vendor is entering the enclosure segment with the Silent Base 800, a high-end gaming chassis that offers sound insulation. Cooling is another factor that be quiet! lavished its attention on, with users getting the ability to add several aftermarket cooling solutions with ease in the chassis.
The Silent Base 800 is offered in three color variants: an all-black version, a black and orange model and a black and silver edition. Other than the variations in colors, the three models offer the same features. The side panels and front door feature an anechoic material that insulates sound. Behind the noise insulation panels at the front of the case are two 140mm Pure Wings 2 fans that are installed by default. A 120mm Silent Wings 2 fan is installed at the back of the chassis. The case comes with mounting holes for installing four additional fans.
be quiet! mentions that the panels on the sides have been designed to provide optimal airflow to the chassis. For those concerned about maintenance, all air intakes are covered by dust filters. The case can accommodate motherboards in ATX, micro-ATX or mini-ITX form factors, and can fit in CPU coolers 170mm in height and video cards 290mm in length. Removing the hard drive cage allows users to fit in video cards 400mm in length. The toolless-design drive cages can slot in seven 3.5-inch drives, four 2.5-inch drives and three 5.25-inch drives.
For users looking to install liquid-cooled radiations, the Silent Base 800 allows for installation of 120mm to 280mm variants. At the front, the case has two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connectors. All three color variants of the chassis will be available from November 24 for $139 in the US.