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be quiet! SILENT BASE 800 ATX Full Tower PC Case - Black

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Unique Performance and Usability

Be Quiet! is justifiably famous for making some of the most technologically-advanced, and absolutely the quietest, PC equipment available. True to the motto "form follows function" the PC case Silent Base 800 Black offers the perfect symbiosis of noise prevention and cooling performance, a good usability and an extensive capacity for high-end hardware.

With a targeted combination of unique airflow control and sound insulation features, Silent Base 800 is a truly superior case ideal for high-end gaming gear and for quiet systems.

  • Outstanding performance thanks to an innovative construction that assures excellent cooling efficiency and a perfect air-circulation at well-known whisper-quiet operation
  • Excellent usability with simplest mounting and tool-free fitting of drives, an intelligent and adaptable cable solution, and air intake filters that are easily accessed for cleaning
  • Ample space and cutouts are provided for high-end components of today and tomorrow, including space for water cooling radiators
  • Three pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans feature nine airflow-optimized fan blades and are decoupled from the case to move heat out with a minimum of vibration and the quietest possible operation
  • Professional cable management is supported with generous space for organizing cables, silicone rubber grommets, and carefully placed pass-throughs
  • Form follows function principle maximizes performance; the look of the case is based upon its intended function and purpose
  • Product conception, design and quality control in Germany



  • High resolution gaming and multimedia systems
  • Overclocked systems
  • Any PC that requires superior quietness, such as audio editing, studio work — or simply a gaming and multimedia system in your living room

Feature Details

Very Silent Operation

  • The innovative construction of the side, bottom and top covers optimizes case airflow for perfect air circulation, reducing turbulence and generating superior cooling at lower fan speeds for exceedingly quiet operation
  • Sound insulation material on the side panels and the front also reduces vibrations and provides even more stability
  • Three pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans (two Pure Wings 2 140mm in the front, and one Pure Wings 2 120mm at the rear) include an array of optimizations for quiet airflow
    • unique airflow-optimized fan blade design reduces noise-generating fan turbulence
    • high-quality sleeved bearing
    • switching, noise-canceling circuitry
    • fans are decoupled from the case with special mounts, reducing transmission of vibration and noise
  • Hard drive cages feature unique, specially designed silicone rubber anti-vibration rails that fully decouple drives so as to eliminate any transmission of vibration to the case

Perfect Cooling

  • The upper and lower cover air ducts are designed both to channel cooling airflow. The rear opening allows air to enter the chassis while reducing the noise passing through the front panel
  • Adjustable side panel vents allow the user to fine tune airflow, or even add more fans if needed
  • Additional fan mounting of up to four fans at the top, bottom and on the side panel of the chassis
  • Water cooling ready for high-performance systems. Three areas are provided for radiators: below the top cover, in the HDD section, and in the rear of the case
  • Organized cable routing assures a better look, but more importantly it also provides for efficient airflow, better cooling, and therefore quieter operation


  • The unique, specially designed front panel intake system allows cool air to enter the case while greatly eliminating almost all of the noise that is allowed back out
  • The top and bottom covers channel cooling air into the case and allow hot air to exit the top while greatly reducing the noise that is allowed to escape the case
  • The chassis is fitted with new side panels which offer more internal space, allowing use of high-end hardware like tall graphics cards and coolers such as the Dark Rock series
  • The U-shaped edges on the side panels reduce vibration and improve case stability
  • Side panel vents can be closed for silent operation, open or partially open in different amounts for increased air intake, or open with an additional fan for forced ventilation of high-performance systems
  • The drive cages can be re-arranged to fit different hardware setups
  • All relevant openings are protected with removable, cleanable filters to keep your system clean of heat-trapping dust

Excellent Usability

  • Generous space and flexibility supports all manner of high-end hardware
  • Thoughtful design supports professional cable management:
    • innovative side panel design provides more space for cable management behind the M/B tray
    • silicone rubber grommets on the M/B tray hold cables from shifting
  • Motherboard tray is provided with large, convenient cut-outs for CPU cooler back plates that will ensure compatibility with current and future CPU sockets
  • Tool-less drive mounting allows drive configuration and reconfiguration in minutes
    • Tool-less mounting system for 5.25" drives like ODD, fan controllers etc.
    • The silicone rubber rails allow fast and secure tool-less 3.5" HDD mounts
      • The case can fit four 2.5" SSD
      • One mounting bay is in each 3.5" HDD cage
      • Two additional mounting bays behind the M/B tray
  • Easy to remove dust filters are user-friendly and easy to clean

Outstanding Service and Support

  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Quick support is available via our international hotline.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Decent Case 6/3/2018 8:25:02 AM

Pros: - Easy to work with and install.
- Looks nice
- Easy to clean air filters
- Included fans are quiet
- Special compartment for Corsair liquid cooling radiators.

Cons: - Case is mostly plastic
- Not enough room to install 1080 Graphics Card on MOBO with center HD cage installed
- Sound dampening panels do basically nothing
- Not a quiet case once other components are installed.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
The Brand name pretty much says it all... 1/6/2018 12:30:44 PM

Pros: - VERY quiet
- Easy setup (especially the hard drives)
- Plenty of room
- Numerous fan/ventilation options
- Three 120mm fans and all applicable mounting hardware included.
- Whisper Quiet!!! (did I say that already :)

Cons: - Absolutely NO Cons!!!

Overall Review: - I would definitely suggest this to anyone attempting to build a similar system with similar requirements (I needed this for a studio system requiring space for 5 x 3.5" SATA HDs, as much memory as possible, an Extended ATX MB and enough width to support a liquid cooler that had the 120mm fans directly above the CPU) This is definitely the answer - even though I did change the cooler to another that didn't require so much headroom.
- Would I buy this again? Yes! I am very impressed with the "be quiet!" products and would probably not use anything different in the future. They've got a long standing customer with me.
Would I change anything? Nope!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
3/28/2017 11:43:18 AM

Pros: - Sleek, minimalist and modern design with high quality construction.
- Absolutely whisper quiet. I replaced all fans with be quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM 120/140mm fans and my SATA HDDs are now the loudest thing in the case. It's almost completely silent otherwise.
- My CPU (i7-7700K) maintains temperatures averaging in the 30s. I am using a Dark Rock 3 with Noctua Thermal Compound and the Silent Wings fans mentioned above for cooling. I have also removed the middle HDD cage for better ventilation.
- Case is roomy and very easy to work with. Cable management was a breeze but it would have been nice to have more areas to hook zip ties and cable ties into. You can remove the HDD cages and almost every other component of the case.
- Motherboard standoffs (9) come pre-installed as part of the case. All you have to do is use the provided MB screws to mount your motherboard. Two extra standoffs are included but are not necessary as they are part of the actual case.
- I love the big power button.
- The feet can be attached/detached and are completely optional. I personally like the look of them and it slightly raises the bottom of the case for better ventilation.
- Rubber HDD attachments available for easy installation and removal while eliminating any drive vibrations.

Cons: - While you can access the front fans behind the filter in front of the case, the front of the case blocks two mounting points for the top front fan. You will need to remove the entire front of the case to remove or replace the fans. For future owners, there are tabs on the inside of the case on either side of the front panel that you can use to release the front of the case. It was easy enough to figure out but not super obvious and could lead to case damage if someone wasn't aware of the tabs when trying to remove it. I have owned cases in the past where you could just pull the front of the case off without releasing anything.

Overall Review: - I ordered two of these cases and one of them was missing the c-clamp on the front fan filter which prevents the lower panel from snapping completely closed. I almost docked an egg for this but be quiet! customer support came through and shipped me a replacement filter at no charge. To be fair, my other case was perfect.
- Customer service and support is located in Germany. You will need to call long distance or use their website to contact them via e-mail. Support was very friendly and responsive when dealing with them so I have no qualms but be aware that replacement parts can take 2-4 weeks to arrive due to shipping from Germany.
- I would have preferred no branding or the branding to be in a hidden location like inside the front panel or on the back of the case. The branding is clean and not really obnoxious so this is really just a personal preference.
- A little taller than I expected but still looks great. If you are looking for a smaller case, they just released a smaller version called the Silent Base 600 which is nearly identical.
- My previous case was a Fractal Define R4. This case is much quieter in comparison.
- No built in fan control. I use all PWM but worth noting for those that might be interested.
- You can purchase and install an optional window but the windowless case has more sound deadening material and should be quieter. My components look great inside so having the option to add the window is nice if I decide to try that later.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Reluctant 4 out of 5, was considering a 3. 2/6/2017 8:01:17 PM

Pros: - Really like the external fit and finish
- Top x2 exhaust fans are flexible in there size possiblity and positioning
- Bottom and front dust filter
- Room for x6 case fans (some 120mm some 140mm)
- Rubber mounting supplied for all internal 3.5" HDD slots
- USB 3.0 on top front of case
- x3 supplied case fans with (albeit very basic) rubber dampeners
- Bottom "feet" support are removable pretty easily
- Some effort to allow for cable management - not amazing, but not bad

Cons: - Some aspects of the case are somewhat challenging/difficult to confidently disassemble
- Supplied case fans are 3-pin...ugh
- Less plastic would be nicer for the cost
- Less detailed instruction manual than I would have liked
- Plastic tab on side panel fan cover broke/was broken upon initial removal :(
- Internal 3.5" HDD trays are a bit tricky to slide out; metal to metal is a VERY tight fit when removing/reinstalling
- In order to access inside the top most or bottom most portion of the case, you must remove the front panel first
- Removal of/access to the bottom and top most panels of the case are...inconvenient :\
- The screws that hold/secure the plastic bottom panel to the bottom portion of the (metal) case will, in time, strip out the threading of the bottom panel - come on ]:(
- As others have mentioned, the removal of the bottom dust filter must be drawn straight back, which again, is inconvenient...

Overall Review: - Although the picture displays what looks like x4 5.25" optical drive bays, there are actually only x3; just know that going in. They DO clearly state this in the Specifications, but at the time I took it at face value that there were x4 :\ Oh well, that's on me...
-There were only x2 mobo stand-offs provided (in total) and only x6 motherboard screws supplied (perhaps in error?) to affix to the mobo tray
- The center (non-removable) post is a nice idea I think; I'm glad it's there, I like it - but am still missing having adequate screws supplied to hold down all the spots...

I really like many aspects of this case, but annoyingly, am slightly bothered by some others. I'm offering 4 eggs as I have not yet completed the build and haven't heard (or not) just how quiet it all might just be. I'm using their generously supplied x3 be quiet! fans (as intake), along with x3 Noctua 120mm fans (for exhaust). I will also be using a Noctua NH-D14. Once the build is complete and everything is buttoned up for good I will update as necessary. If cable management is ultimately tidy and practical, and the noise is pretty much absent, then I'll be able to overlook some of the previous gripes.

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5/ 5
Awesome Customer Support 1/13/2017 7:17:56 PM

Pros: Great computer
Great company
Removable Filters
Quiet Fans
Awesome design

Cons: None thus far

Overall Review: So I never actually bought the Silent Base from Newegg. I actually thought the computer built off Craigslist and one of the legs came broken. I emailed the company my story and they sent me a pair of brand-new legs. The case is awesome and the customer service is even better. Be Quiet! has definitely got a new customer.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best case I've had. 11/11/2016 8:21:28 AM

Pros: Quiet, well designed.

Cons: Not REALLY silent. I can still hear my WD blacks ticking and I can hear the rattle of my defective Gigabyte vga fan. Not even half as loud as with previous case though.

Plastic/rubber feels a bit cheap, but I don't think it would cause an issue..

Instruction manual is absolutely vile. A bit vague, and has less information than manuals for previous cases and I docked a point for that. Still can't figure out how to remove the hdd cage.
They basically say a one liner on each page, and then the rest of the page is the same one liner in like 8 languages. I don't know why they didn't separate the languages like EVERYONE ELSE DOES.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
2 months 10/5/2016 2:33:30 AM

Pros: - great case so much room for my first pc build

Cons: - power button didn't function

Overall Review: took me 2 months to figure out the button was broken it lights up just faulty power sw

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Fantastic product! 6/6/2016 8:12:56 AM

Pros: It is considerably more quiet - best silent case I've ever used.
Love the assembly inside, even the bezels are easily removable (tool-less)

Cons: 7-10°C increase while under load; not sure whether the sound dampening material is causing additional insulation, or airflow limitations of the case design. Still, an acceptable concession for the silent operation.

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