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The Be Quiet promises maximum space and airflow in five different shapes

The Be Quiet promises maximum space and airflow in five different shapes

from Oliver Jaeger
With the Shadow Base 800 enclosures, German manufacturer Be Quiet introduces a new product series that focuses on space and airflow. The cases are available in five styles and two colors, which differ in ARGB lighting, number of fans, and selection.

Be Quiet expands its range with a new series of mid-towers. The cases are called Shadow Base 800 and differ in fan fittings and ARGB lighting range depending on the model chosen. It is important to Be Quiet to emphasize that the Shadow Base 800 series cases provide maximum surface area as well as maximum airflow. This means that there should be enough room for E-ATX motherboards, 420mm radiators and high-end graphics cards like the Geforce RTX 4090 or Radeon RX 7900 XTX.

Shadow Base 800: specifications, pricing and availability

What’s more, the Shadow Base 800’s enclosure convinces with tool-less installation of hard drives and SSDs and its built-in cable strip, which should do the rest for a clean and tidy look. The look is rounded off with an open lattice design and a side window made of tempered glass. And with the rotatable PCI Express slots, users should also be able to install their graphics cards vertically. Meanwhile, the I/O panel on the chassis provides the following connections: one USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 port, two USB 3.2 ports, and Hi-Res Audio (microphone + audio).

Motherboard compatibility E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX, Mini-ATX
case type Midi tower
PSU form factor PS2 ATX (not included)
Dimensions (L x W x H mm) 550×247×522
material Steel (SGCC), ABS plastic
weight (kg) 11.7 (net) / 13.2 (gross)
I/O port 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, 2 x USB 3.2, Hi-Res Audio (microphone + audio)
PCI-E slots 7
driving ability Up to 8″ x 2.5″ (4 included) / Up to 4″ x 3.5″ (2 included)
Pre-installed Propellers (mm) / (rpm) Front: 1 x Pure 3 PWM 140 / 1200 wings, Cover: 1 x Pure 3 PWM 140 / 1200 wings, Rear: 1 x Pure 3 PWM 140 / 1200 wings
Max. fan installation (mm) Front: 3 x 140 / 120, upper: 3 x 140 / 120, lower: 1 x 140 / 120, rear: 1 x 140 / 120
Optional radiators (mm) Front: 120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360 / 420, Cover: 120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360 / 420, Back: 120
Max dimensions (mm) CPU Cooler: Up to 180 / PSU Cooler: Up to 25 / GPU: 430

Five different models are included in the housing series. That would be it Shadow Base 800 Standard Model in Blackthe Shadow Base 800 DX in black and white as well as that Shadow Base 800 FX in black and white. The former comes with three Pure Wings 3 140mm PWM fans pre-installed, while the DX models are said to offer subtle ARGB lighting in addition to the propellers. FX models of the Shadow Base 800 series are larger and offer four pre-installed Light Wings 140mm PWM fans in place of the Pure Wings 3. According to the manufacturer, wide-band ARGB lighting is also available, including a dedicated ARGB/PWM hub for up to eight devices. .

According to Be Quiet, the new Shadow Base 800 series of cases will be released on September 5th and come with a three-year warranty. Prices vary by model. The standard model is priced at €149.90, the DX model is €169.90, and the FX model is €199.90 in black and €209.90 in white. All other technical data of the standard model can be found in the table in the article.

source: Be calm