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Be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900 Orange Edition Case Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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Building in the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 changed my opinion on that matter. In many ways, building in the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 was reminiscent of building in the Case Labs SM8 Merlin. The removable motherboard tray makes installing the core components of your build far easier than trying to work in the confines of even a full tower case. The ease of stripping down the case was welcomed as many other cases I’ve encountered were rather difficult to disassemble. Even better, the build went together as easy as the case came apart. The only tool required was a screwdriver. No pliers, spudgers or pry bars required.

Internally, it was very easy to put together a full custom loop within the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2. I’ve done many builds in tight quarters where installing hardline tubing was far from easy. Working in the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 was the total opposite. Even with two 360 mm radiators and two blocked graphics cards, there was more than enough room in the case to work with. Even with installing a total of seven fans, we had more than enough fan headers to use due to the included fan controller. The fan controller may be my favorite feature of the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2. Too often, I’ve put together a build to realize the board I was using had only three fan headers, to my 8 fans. With eight fans headers, the controller on the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 can cover every fan you install in this case.

Dark Base Pro 900 build

I’ve always strived for the most silent systems I can build. The Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 is the perfect case for the enthusiast that demands silence from their system. The side vent design combined with the thick noise dampening material lining the top, front, and rear panels helps to keep the noise levels to a minimum.  Even with the fans running at 100% speed, the system we built in the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 never went above 34 decibels. That also included background noise.

The several ways you can configure the interior of the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 allows the user to truly design a custom build that they can truly call their own. The Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 can be used for a full custom loop like the build featured in this review or a build of any kind. With the amount of storage, you can install in the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2, it would make for a great home server case as well. There is just so much to this case that I could talk about it for hours. When the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 initially launched, it retailed for $299.99. However, at the time of this review, you can pick up the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 Orange Edition on Amazon for $269.00. Also, I’ve seen the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 on sale on Newegg for as low as $199.99. Even at its initial retail price of $299.99, the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 is an amazing case. The fact you can find the Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 for as low as $199.99 makes it that much more of an amazing deal.  The Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 may be the best case I’ve ever worked with and is hands down the best case I’ve personally ever reviewed.

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Paul Malfy

Paul started building computers in 1994. He studied journalism and computer science in college. Paul loves gaming but hardware is his true passion. News Writer and Product Reviewer.

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