be quiet’s first entry into the case world was a pretty solid one, but does that stand true for the second one? I would have to say so! The Silent Base 600 follows the same design as the Silent Base 800 albeit smaller. So you have that sleek look and front that is not ruined by drive bays or fans.
Besides just looks this case of course is made to perform. Included with the case you have a 140 mm Silent Wings 2 intake fan and a 120 mm Silent Wings 2 exhaust fan. You also have room to install four more fans if needed. I had no problem installing a 240 mm radiator on the top of the case, although it did overhang the motherboard a little bit. With the cooling be quiet! has installed sound dampening material on the front and back side panel of the case. During operation our case was very quiet.
Installation of all our components went off without a hitch as I did not run into any major issues. There are a few minor things that I would like to point out though. The first was that there are no tie-down points on the back of the motherboard tray, be quiet! does include cable ties so it would have been nice to put them to proper use. Secondly the top and front of the case are not the easiest to take off. I actually ended up breaking one of the tabs on the top part of the case trying to take it off. Finally I really wish the hard drive cage had support for both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. It supports three 3.5-inch drives and a single 2.5-inch drive. It would have been nice if be quiet! used trays rather than rails that way we could install four 2.5-inch drives if we wanted.
Right now the Silent Base 600 is selling online for $89.90, which is a fair price for what you are getting with the case. Overall ThinkComputers gives the be quiet! Silent Base 600 Case an 8 out of 10 score.
– Sleek design
– Easy installation
– Two Pure Wings 2 fans included
– Quiet operation
– No tie-down points on the backside of the motherboard tray
– Instead of using rails if they used trays on the hard drive cage it could support more SSDs
– Top and front of the case are rather hard to take off