A Detailed Look from the Outside

The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Window Mid-Tower case is made from a combination of steel (0.7mm), ABS plastic, and rubber parts.  The overall fit and finish of the case is very good. The case is painted black inside and out. The riveted SECC chassis is light weight but rigid and the black matte powder coat finish matches the black plastic parts well.

The hinged front door is made out of plastic and covered with sound absorption material on the inside. Opening the door exposes three external 5.25” drive bays, which are fitted with plastic covers. Behind the lower section of the front panel are locations for two 120mm or two 140mm intake fans. One 140mm fan comes pre-installed. There is also an easy to remove dust filter that slides up and out when the front door is open. Note the small 3-position fan control switch just below the top I/O panel in the center above the top 5.25” drive bay cover.

An external I/O panel is located at the top of the Silent Base 600 case, just above the door for convenience, and contains:

•    (2) USB 2.0 ports
•    Headphone Out
•    Microphone In
•    (2) USB 3.0 ports

The main Power button and HDD Activity light are located just behind the I/O panel.

The front panel can be removed by releasing six plastic clips (three on each side from inside the case). This gives a good look at the front intake fan area.

Both side panels are removable and secured with two thumb screws at the back.

The left side panel features a large double-glazed window (two window panes separated by an air gap for sound isolation) to show off all your internal hardware.

The right side panel incorporates a square plastic cowling in the center. It is fitted with a dust filter and is pre-drilled for a 120mm fan. However, there isn’t enough clearance inside for a fan to breath but one “could” be mounted on the outside if desired.  Both side panels are covered with sound absorption foam on the inside. In practice, the side panels are very easy to take off and re-install and fit securely once in place.

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