Lee reviewed the Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 back on my birthday but since that feels like so long ago and since there are so many cases on the market it seems worth revisiting. As this is the first time [H]ard|OCP has reviewed a case from this manufacturer, they are looking at it with fresh eyes instead of comparing it to the 600 model. At 495x266x542mm (19.5×10.5×21.3") it is large enough to fit just about any component you might want and with seven slots it is great for multiple GPUs. [H] was impressed enough to grant a Gold Award to the 800, not just for the acoustical and thermal performance but also for the flexibility of the drive cages. If you gave the case a pass previously, perhaps ponder a peek.
"With a company name like be quiet!, you likely know what to somewhat expect. This German company strives to build some of the best designed computer chassis on the market. Its new Silent Base 800 series case certainly looks good on the outside. How does it perform when it comes to being cool and quiet?"
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Corsair's Carbide Series 600C @ The Tech Report
- Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL DS @ Kitguru
- be quiet! Silent Base 600 @ techPowerUp
- Deepcool Genome Chassis @ Kitguru
- Aerocool Aero-500 Windowed Mid-Tower @ eTeknix
- Corsair Carbide 400Q @ techPowerUp