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be quiet! DARK BASE 700 Mid-Tower Case - RGB LED Lights/6 Color Switch

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  • Invertable motherboard tray
  • Radiators up to 360mm on top, front and back
  • Tempered glass side panel
  • RGB LEDs controllable by motherboard or 6-color-switch

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Highlights at a glance

The be quiet! Dark Base 700 midi-tower case offers unrivaled flexibility with impeccable cooling and silence features

  • Motherboard tray and HDD slots with enhanced possibilities for individual requirements
  • Two be quiet! SilentWings 3 140mm PWM fans
  • 4-step dual-rail fan controller is switchable between Silence and Performance modes
  • Ready for radiators up to 360mm
  • PSU shroud, ingenious cable routing and HDD slot covers for a neat interior
  • Fully windowed side panel from tinted and tempered glass
  • Exterior RGB LEDs with six switchable colors and motherboard control option
  • Three-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • German product conception, design and quality control


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SUPER VERSATILE MOTHERBOARD TRAY

Adapts to your specific needs

The motherboard tray can be installed alongside the left panel in an inverted layout with an amended airflow. It is also removable for use as a bench table.

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MODULAR HDD SLOTS

Generous space for your setups

Very flexible installation options thanks to three repositionable single HDD slots. You have seven possibilities for installing the HDDs – two of these hidden behind the PSU shroud. The practical slot covers serve to hide any unused HDD slots and keep the inner workings neat and tidy. This enables you to create systems that are just as individual as you are yourself.

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EYE-CATCHING FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

Multi-mode RGB LEDs and elegant side window

The case is equipped with an elegant, fully windowed side panel that is made of tinted and tempered glass. The eye-catching exterior RGB LED illumination on the front panel comes in six switchable colors and three modes. LED synchronization with your motherboard or RGB controller is also an option.

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SILENT WINGS 3

Impeccable cooling and silence

The two virtually inaudible SilentWings 3 140mm PWM fans are equipped with a smooth-running 6-pole motor, durable fluid-dynamic bearing and an airflow-optimized fan blade. The frame has funnel-shaped air inlets that generate high air pressure. When set to Performance Mode the fans are able to achieve an impressive 1,600rpm.

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DUAL RAIL FAN CONTROLLER

Creating separate cooling zones

The six PWM fan connectors are divided over two rails, and each is switchable between Silence and Performance Mode. This makes it possible to create two cooling zones that can be controlled by just the front panel switch. If you want all fans to run at the same speed, you can switch both channels to the same mode.

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INGENIOUS COOLING CONCEPT

Optimized for overclocked and water-cooled PCs

The Dark Base 700 creates an effective airflow with noise dampened vents that may be boosted by up to seven additional fans. There are also three areas provided for water coolers up to 360mm. A clever feature is the detachable top bracket on which you can install radiators and fans before mounting them as a complete unit into the case.

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VERY FUNCTIONAL PSU SHROUD

Offering unexpected possibilities

The PSU shroud offers you a variety of solutions – not just for hiding the PSU and to keep the system neat and tidy. The cover plates are separately detachable, making it possible to install fans at the bottom of the case or the top of the PSU shroud and leave enough space for a radiator in the front.

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SMART I/O PORT

State-of-the-art technology for your system

The front I/O port provides you with some convenient features for your high-end PC. A connector of USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 is supported. The dual rail PWM fan controller is controlled by the slider control on the front panel, with four possible settings to determine the speed of your fans. It can be set to PWM hub or operate in a manual 3-step mode. There is also a switch on the front panel to control the exterior LEDs.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Not as good as I was hoping

Pros: Spacious

Cons: Poor documentation

Overall Review: Decent case, but not a pinnacle of so-called German engineering. It is very spacious for a mid-tower and well built from a mechanical standpoint, but taking apart for a build is a pain in the neck (lightly speaking) as the manual is rudimentary - it features an exploded view, but does not address how to take the panels apart. Who would guess that the front panel simply pops out ? Gotta look on You Tube for that. How does one cleanly take out the side cover for the PSU compartment ? I couldn't find the documentation for that and even though I tried to be gentle, the two plastic "teeth" holding it in the middle soon broke off. The manual states that you can fit three 140 or 120 fans in the front, but that only works if you leave the top and bottom fans secured with only two screws each. Yeah, they updated the print in the datasheet on their website to "two optional fans" , but the accompanying image in the same document still shows three fans in the front. Quirks of this sort that made my experience tedious and time-consuming, and killed the excitement of building a new box. Someone in BeQuiet design department needs to get 20 good lashes for this. I had high expectations for this case as I have been enjoying BeQuiet AIO and fans in my other rig (Enthoo Evolv X) for a while, but I liked working with Enthoo much better.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
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Pros: Really a well thought out case. High quality construction. No sharp edges in the case to cut the system builder. Quite happy.. Highly recommended.

Cons: A little over priced.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Elite Case

Pros: What you get with this case is incredible space and clean cable management for sleek professional build.
-change and set front LED
-spacious
-ability to mount motherboard outside of case (plan on snaking some audio headers)
-top mount radiator tray

Cons: - top radiator can’t vent 100% of air out
-can’t control case led with mystic light
-smudges
-price (but you get what you pay for)

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent case!

Pros: Very quiet. good build quality. Clean and professional, minimal RGB

Cons: Airflow on top a bit lacking.
Upper radiator mount/fan bracket kind of useless.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Wonderful

Pros: Great build quality.
Decent airflow.

Cons: Very bad manual.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Gorgeous mid-tower case with modern features

Pros: Beautiful case, elegant\minimalist look.
Solid construction and easy to build in.
The external LEDs are noticeable but not too bright for a bedroom.
The fan hub also acts as an RGB LED connector that allows for motherboard control.
Front panel USB type C.
The thermals are actually great in my system and it is quiet.

Cons: It does not come with internal RGB LED strips, so I installed my own LED strips inside the case.
It comes with TWO fans, so I added two more be quiet! intake fans (1-140mm & 1-120mm).

Overall Review: I had no idea just how handy the fan hub\RGB LED connector was until I started building in this case. I have three be quiet! 'intake' fans connected to the fan hub for PWM control and an RGB LED connector that allows the motherboard to control the external lighting. I do not have problems with fingerprints because I use gloves when handling the case.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best case ever

Pros: - Quiet (as in really quiet)
- Looks great
- Amazing build quality
- cable management is easy. Everything looks clean if you want it to.

Cons: - none. This is as good as it gets.

Overall Review: was not an issue for me, but people looking to put a DVD drive will be disappointed.
It is not really made for housing optical drives.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Addressing the fan hub issues you read about

Pros: Gorgeous.
Tons of room, both on the build side and the cable management side.
A lot of tiny features you don't see on some cheaper cases. Such as rubber washers around all the fan screws to reduce vibration.

Cons: It's expensive.
Size could be a con. It's big and heavy for a mid tower. My previous build was in a phanteks p400, and the dark base 700 dwarfs it.
If not handled properly, air flow can be challenging.

Overall Review: A lot of the negative reviews around the web on this case concern a defective fan/rgb hub. And they almost always say something along the lines of the front rgb will only do white, and fans plugged into the hub don't work. I admit, I ran into the same problem. When I contacted be quiet!, their answer was simple. "You plugged the rgb header into the motherboard upside down and fried the board." Yep, I sure did. They were kind enough to send me another fan hub at no cost. The moral of the story is that there probably isn't anything other than user error wrong with those fan hubs. Although I'm sure many of those folks will swear up and down that it wasn't them....

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