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Be Quiet! Announces the Silent Base 801 Chassis

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces the newest addition to its Silent Base product line: the Silent Base 801. Compared to the smaller Silent Base 601 released in September, Silent Base 801 offers more space, higher versatility and more cooling options. Silent Base 801 utilizes familiar and proven features from previous chassis lines, including Silent Base 601, to achieve the quietest cooling and best-in-class usability. Silent Base 801 will be available with highlights colored in orange, black or silver, and either with a tempered glass side panel or a sound-insulating left side panel.

Be Quiet Silent Base 801

All members of be quiet!’s Silent Base series share a feature set heavily focused on silent operation. Specially designed air vents dampen noise while providing excellent air permeability, ensuring the best possible cooling performance at whisper-quiet operation. This new technical design delivers even better results in noise reduction, making these air vents the most advanced in the be quiet! case family. A full-metal chassis frame and decoupled HDD bays minimize transfer of noise-inducing vibrations, while 10mm thick sound-insulating foam on the inside of the panels keep noise within the chassis. Cooling of Silent Base 801 is handled by three preinstalled, decoupled Pure Wings 2 140mm fans controlled with a fan controller. This fan controller supports up to six 3-pin fans and includes a connection to the motherboard PWM header, turning it into a PWM hub for 3-pin fans on demand.

Be Quiet Silent Base 801

Easy installation and excellent usability
With larger dimensions than Silent Base 601, Silent Base 801 provides even more space for high-end components, such as water cooling and large graphics cards. Its motherboard layout is invertible, providing additional airflow paths and enabling a great view from any angle when the case is sitting on a desktop surface. Its side panels are easily removed with the push of a button for fast and efficient hardware installation, while the PSU shroud provides a neatly structured interior layout with space for a dual HDD cage. Three single HDD cages come preinstalled in the main chamber, with three additional mounting slots for SSDs positioned at the back of the motherboard tray.

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Out of the box, Silent Base 801 supports up to five 3.5″ or eleven 2.5″ drives. PSU installation is greatly simplified by using a bracket inserted from the rear of the case, while dust filters, located at the bottom and front of the chassis, are easily removable from the front. A mounting frame at the top of the case conveniently slides out to the side, simplifying the installation of 120mm, 240mm or 360mm radiators, or to accommodate up to three 120mm or 140mm fans. In the front, Silent Base 801 supports a radiator of up to 420mm in length.

Available with tempered glass side panel
Available with a steel side-panel and 10mm thick dampening foam, or a windowed side panel with tinted and tempered glass, Silent Base 801 will please both enthusiasts demanding the quietest operation and aesthetic-loving system builders. The windowed Silent Base 801 also includes HDD slot covers for unused drive slots, conveniently hiding cables routed from the motherboard to the back of its tray. These covers are adjustable in two different heights in order to fit different cable gauges, or to completely cover the opening for a clean interior. When opting for an inverted motherboard layout, side panels can be swapped to always keep an unobstructed view of the system interior.

Silent Base 801 is available for purchase at a recommended retail price of €139.90 / £129.99 / $149 in versions with orange, black or silver highlights. The windowed version is available at an MSRP of €149.90 / £139.99 / $159.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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