be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Case Review

Final Thoughts

This case really makes sense for be quiet! They recently introduced their Light Wings ARGB fans so it was only a matter of time for them to incorporate them into one of their cases. With so many case makers coming out with cases that has a set of RGB fans it is nice to get a case with actual good ARGB fans. The thing that really sets the Light Wings apart from other RGB fans out there is that they are extremely quiet. When you have your system powered on you are barely going to hear anything, especially during idle operation.

On top of that these fans look great! With 20 ARGB LEDs in each fan they are going to light up nicely. be quiet! has wired all of the fans to a controller that allows you to use a button on the top of the case to change colors / effects. If you want even more customization options you can of course pass that ARGB signal to your motherboard and control things via your motherboard’s software. I do like that be quiet! has pre-wired everything for you so all you have to do is plug the controller into power and connect a single PWM connection to your motherboard. It is also nice that the controller supports up to six devices so you can actually add two more Light Wings fans if you wanted to.

As far as the case goes it is pretty much identical to the Pure Base 500DX we reviewed back in 2021. While this case is very solid, it would have been nice to see be quiet! update a few things on it. First would be the side panel design. Having four thumbscrews on a side panel just seems old at this point and makes getting into your case a bit harder compared to cases that have more of a door design. Also the included Velcro straps really are basic to the implementations we’ve seen from other case manufactures when to comes to case management.

I think that if you are looking for a great case that includes 4 ARGB fans and is very quiet the Pure Base 500 FX is a solid choice. Right now you can pick this case up for $149.99, which seems very fair as the 500 DX was $99 and a 3-pack of the Light Wings fans is $79.90. Overall ThinkComputers gives the be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX case a 9 out of 10 score.

rating9 10

– 4 included Light Wings fans
– All of the fans are pre-wired
– Quiet operation
– Easy installation
– Can pass the RGB through to your motherboard

– be quiet! could have updated a few things on the case

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