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be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Case Review: Chunky But Funky

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Hardware Installation and Clearance Compatibility

be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Case

Front mounted radiator:

  • 120/140/240/280mm radiator support
  • 360/420mm radiator support requires removal of 5.25″ drive bay cage and installation of included fan mount attachment.
  • Individual 3.5″ HDD cages removable depending on radiator thickness/length

be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Case

Rear Radiator:

  • Rear 120/140mm radiators supported

Top Radiator:

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  • 120/140/240/180/360/420 mm radiators supported
  • 420mm radiators/fans might be blocked by the Qi charging cables towards the front, 5.25″drive bay must be removed to fully mount
  • There is 38mm of clearance from the roof of the top panel until the roof of the chassis metal frame begins

be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Case

Bottom Radiator:

  • 120/140/280mm radiators supported
  • Radiator length is affected by PSU length installed
  • There is 40mm of clearance from the floor of the panel until the floor of the chassis metal frame begins

Video Card clearance:

  • There is 323mm clearance when a HDD cage is installed
  • There is 472mm total clearance when the HDD cage is removed

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CPU Tower coolers:

  • CPU heatsink height clearance is generous and was able to fit the 165mm tall NH-D15S.
  • 185mm total height clearance
  • Large CPU backplate cutout

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3.5″ HDD installation:

  • Very versatile 3.5″ mounting cage. Each can be individually removed and are secured by three thumbscrews each
  • Each 3.5″ HDD cage can also support two 2.5″ drives
  • 90-degree SATA cable unusable because the center thumbscrews are on the way. Users must plug-in a straight angle SATA cable instead.

be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Case

5.25″ installation:

  • Drive bay cage can be removed entirely to make way for additional radiator clearance, additional fan mounting or 3.5″ drive cage position.

2.5″ installation:

  • One can be installed behind the motherboard tray
  • Two can be installed inside each 3.5″ HDD cage (one on top and one upside down)

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Cable management:

  • There is no shortage of cable management options behind the motherboard tray
  • The entire top and bottom area is open so cables can freely pass through.
  • An additional grommet is privided to cover one of the 3.5″ drive bay areas if the builder wants to use it as a pass-through point instead.

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