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be quiet! Dark Base 700 Case Review: Cool & Quiet?

The Dark Base 700 is the smaller brother of the Dark Base 900 and is promoted by be quiet! with an extraordinary flexibility. This flexibility is achieved by a modular design that allows, among other things, inverting the mainboard tray. In addition, the Dark Base 700 has insulating mats in the front, in the lid and on the side panel. Thanks to an integrated fan control, it is also possible to manually set whether the case is particularly quiet or whether the cooling of the hardware should be in the foreground. The Midi Tower is visually pleasing due to its elegant design, which is skilfully accentuated by the RGB LED illuminated decorative stripes. How good be quiet! Dark Base 700 really is, we evaluated in this test with the help of a system building.

Technical details

Model: be quiet! Dark Base 700
Housing type: Midi Tower
Dimensions: 27.5 x 519 x 540 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 13.25 kg
Material: Aluminium, Steel, Plastic, Tempered Glass,
Color: Black
Front connections 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, 1x speaker, 1x microphone, RGB control, fan control
Drive bays: 7x 3,5″/ 14x 2,5″ (HDD-Cage, 3x included)
3x 2.5″ (Behind MB tray)
Extension slots: 10 (7x horizontal, 2x vertical)
Form factors: ATX, mATX, mini-ITX
Ventilation: Front: 3x 120 / 2x 140 mm
Cover: 3x 120/ 3x 140 mm
Rear: 1x 120/ 1x 140 mm
bottom: 1x 140 mm
Installed it:
Front: 1x 140 mm
Rear 1x 140 mm
Radiators: Front: 240 / 280 / 360 mm
Lid: 240 / 360 mm
Rear: 140 mm
Max. CPU cooler height: 180 mm
Max. Graphics card length: 430 mm
Max. Graphics card length with HDD cage: 286 mm
Max. Power supply length: 285 mm
Network part length with fan in the bottom: 240 mm
Special features: Modular design, RGB LED lighting, fan control, 2x pre-installed fans, optional accessories, insulation
Price: € 158.07

Packaging & Scope of Delivery

The Dark Base 700 will be delivered, as expected, well packed. The Midi-Tower is delivered in a black fabric cover instead of a plastic bag and is fixed in the thick-walled cardboard by styrofoam. Loose parts or easily detachable parts such as the removable cover of the PSU-Shroud are also fixed with adhesive tape.

The accessory box contains various screws, five reusable cable ties with Velcro fasteners and an additional holder for a hard disk or two SSDs. Additional hard disk mounts can be purchased as optional accessories.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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