Conclusion of the be quiet! Pure Base 500 Review
With the Pure Base 500, be quiet! has achieved a very good throw. For a price of Price not available for the black version without side window the tower offers a lot of features. Inside there is a lot of space for hardware and cables, the workmanship is almost everywhere on a good level and the tower comes ex works with insulation and two good pre-installed case fans. In addition, the manufacturer finally leaves the choice between “Silent” and “Airflow” to the buyer with the Pure Base through the modular cover. Other be quiet! cases were so strongly optimized for noise minimization that the airflow and the temperatures suffered measurably.
But the Pure Base 500 doesn’t come without a flaw. We found the material of the side panels to be relatively thin. In addition, the mesh filter for the lid is always black, regardless of the housing color. This could possibly be an optical dealbreaker for some fans of the grey or white colour. But if you don’t mind these points, the Pure Base 500 is a solid midi tower that doesn’t have to hide from the competition.