Description

I've recently purchased the Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 case to replace my Fractal Design Define S. I'm a bit of a chassis ***** so I bought this simply for a change in style, there is literally NOTHING wrong with the Define S. :) This PC is used for gaming/streaming mostly. I've reviewed all of my hardware on my other completed builds, so if you're curious you may check those out. This build is focused on the SB800 as a chassis.

Part Reviews

Case

Pros: - Solid Build Quality - Supports high-end components as well as multiple radiators - Easy to build in, roomy interior - Provided fans move plenty of air for a high-end build while remaining practically noiseless - Case comes with noise-dampening material that make it silent at idle and barely audible under full load (7 Total Fans) - Modular in most ways, drive cages are removable and movable, 5.25" bay is NOT

Cons: - Cable management isn't exactly easy with a high-end system, ONLY A HANDFUL OF CABLE TIE DOWN POINTS, BE AWARE. - This case's exterior is a fingerprint magnet, I wipe it off daily with a microfiber cloth and some cleaner - Would be better with a tempered glass side panel ;)

TL;DR: Excellent chassis. Worth the heavy price point. Small things a first-time case maker needs to revise, but they did an excellent job on this case. Be Quiet! maintained there name with this one, silent, gorgeous computing.

Leave any questions about the chassis below :)

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

I guess you could say I'm a fan of this build... Looks so good that whoever wants to make a negative comment about it will be automatically told to be quiet ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

kill me XD

This is an awesome build. Great work bud! +1, and my vote for this month's featured build ;)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Your puns themselves deserve a +1. :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the nice comment. Enjoy your awesome build! :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Rosewill? How can any fan in your system not be a Silent Wing 2?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely true. This is a placeholder until my 120mm SW2 arrives. :) Had it from a spare case and threw it in to see how my zip-tie method would work!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That's my boy! ; )
BeQuiet FTW!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

cleen, whats that cable at the back of the gpu?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

That LOOKS like one of the NZXT Hue system cables but now i'm curious too.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ah ok thanks

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The small black cable is what powers the LED illuminating the Windforce logo!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

is that custom or did it come like that?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the little blue LED fan at the bottom mounted? is that a case feature? If not does it move/rattle

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually mounted that fan recently to lower my GPU temps, I have it zip-tied (seemingly cleanly enough) to the hard-drive cage and the bundle of PSU wires below. It does not make any extra noise on top of the fan itself, plus with this case I can't hear it at all. Note: Dropped my GPU temps during long Overwatch sessions from 73C to 68C, with all fans running at 50%.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I also own a Silent Base 800. Yeah, I feel the pain of little to no tie down points

If you haven't already, you can change the front panel door to open from the other side, it's SO tedious however(aka removing all the panels and tiny screws to get to it etc)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I read that you could do this online, but have yet to need to do it since I currently have no 5.25" drive's. It is a nice feature, if I ever need it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how you have the blue LED fan sitting against the power supply aiming up at the video card lol, trivial but innovative, I like it.

The rest of the build is really nice, great choice of processor and motherboard, but personally (and trying not to sound like a fanboy) I prefer the R9 390 over the GTX 970 but it's still a wonderful card and the Gigabyte cooler matches your build quite nicely.

The cable management is really good for a mid tower, good job on keeping things nice and tidy.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The summer months were slowly heating up my system, averaging about 90 F daily without AC. Replacing the blue LED fan (extra from a previous build) with a Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 fans once it arrives. It did shave about 5C off of my GPU temps! Agreed completetly, the larger frame buffer on the 390 puts it ahead of the 970, however, I've had this 970 for over a year now so it was P2P King when I purchased it and still runs strong. Thank you for the complements too!! :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mount the Kraken in without the fans or are they screwed above the radiator? I tried doing this with my brother's PC (similar case and cooler) and I couldn't get the fans below the rad without hitting the mobo.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I had to install the fans underneath the top plastic panel of the case. My fans would also not fit into the case itself without hitting my MOBO. So I took the long radiator screws that came with the kraken, screwed them from above, going through the fans and screwing into the radiator itself.

TL;DR: Fans above radiator on other side of the top fan screw points, screwed in from top down into rad.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, thanks a ton! Finally buying the last parts and wanted to make sure it would still work with the same case and cooler.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! :D I had to give it my best shot with this case because I hadn't seen any on PCPP!

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