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be quiet! Dark Base 700 Case Review

All your Dark Base 700 are belong to us

« A Closer Look Continued | Final Thoughts »

Hardware Installation and Clearance Compatibility

 

  • Internal length: 440mm.
  • Internal height: 320mm.
  • Internal depth: 170mm.

Front mounted:

  • 1 Front : 140mm SilentWings 3 PWM Fan. (included)
  • Radiator support for 120/140/240/280/360 mm.

Rear mounted:

  • 1 Rear: 140mm SilentWings 3 PWM Fan.
  • Radiator support for 120/140 mm.

Top mounted:

  • Radiator support for 120/140/240/280/360 mm.
  • Maximum top radiator recommended thickness is 30 mm.

Power Supply:

  • There is no removable plate. Installing my PSU.
  • 270mm Clearance for Power Supply installation.

Video Card clearance:

  • There is 430mm of clearance before the reaching the front fan mounting area.

CPU Tower coolers:

  • CPU heat-sink height clearance is about 180mm.
  • Large CPU back plate cutout.

Putting together a test system wasn’t too difficult and as you can see there is plenty of space for any custom water-cooling loops that you might want to do with in this case. Most difficult part was the cable management in the back. No matter what I tried I just couldn’t get my cables in order. Maybe I should start using custom made cables? But the back cover keeps everything out of sight so I wasn’t really concerned with the rear cable management.

Once powered on, the system has some nice RGB LED settings which could be cycled through from the top I/O panel. Featured and non-customizable mode of operations are White, Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Purple. Each of these colors are complimented with optional ‘breathing’ effect for that additional ‘eye candy’.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

2 Comments

  1. the motherboard tray is removable, otherwise it wouldnt be possible to have an inverted build, maybe thats a typo there on page “A Closer Look Continued” 2nd paragraph

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