Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 Black: the smallest BQ! case yet


Let’s start from the front. The plastic panel has mostly simple appearance but it still looks nice to me, especially the venting perforations on the sides (for the front intake fans). We can also see two external 5.25″ positions. The whole panel is quite easy to remove.

The upper front panel with connectors hides the usual set of two USB 3.0 ports and two audio jacks. Notice also the three-position switch for integrated fan speed controller. Behind it you can see a part of the top side with removable plastic cover.

But lets look at the side first. As you can see, there is no plastic part on the top of the case, the metal skelet reaches all the way to the top. So that likely means more space inside. In the front you can see the front panel air vents while in the rear there are thubscrews, which are attached to both the side panels (so the user does not loose them). Those are solid metal, 0.7-0.8 mm thick (slightly uneven) sides.

There is not really very much to see on the top side. We have the plastic cover with only four little openings in the most restrictive setting. It took me some time to realise how the airflow setting Be Quite! mentiones actually works: the panel is held with eight clips on its sides. These clips have some teeth which you can use to elevate the cover to certain height, by which it allows for more airflow.

Or remove the panel completely so it uncovers the fan positions and grill. Two 14cm or three 12cm fans may be mounted here.

On the botom however, there is no extra fan position, only the intake grill for bottom-mounted power supply. And also its dust filter, easily removable from the rear.

The grille is quite long so it can acommodate large, high power-rated power supplies.

From the rear you can see the remaining single fan position with one of the Pure Wings 2 fans, plus the thumbscrews I have mentioned above. Also notice venting holes in the top which help with cooling (especially if you have the top plastic cover in the most restrictive setting). More openings are under the fan, which, as usually, I don’t really like that much. But the whole back side is still reasonably sturdy even despite them. Than there are also perforated covers for the expansion slots. The PSU mounting supports both configurations (fan facing up or down) which allows also for fanless power supplies.

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