Be Quiet! has introduced its new flagship PC chassis, which combines the company’s expertise in building quiet PC components with extensive modularity and customization features. The be quiet! Dark Base 900-series PC cases will feature aluminum finish, whereas the Pro version will also come with LED strips as well as Qi wireless charger for mobile devices.

The new be quiet! Dark Base 900 and Dark Base 900 Pro chassis feature a modular design, which allows switching sides of the motherboard tray, adjusting its height, removing redundant HDD and ODD cages and, of course, installing any types of fans and/or liquid cooling. Since be quiet! is primarily known for silent PC equipment, the Dark Base 900 inherit numerous designs ideas from its predecessors, including internal architecture that optimizes airflow; specially designed noise intake systems; noise-cancelling side and front panels; decoupled fan, HDD and motherboards mounts to eliminate any transmission of vibration to the case and so on.

The Dark Base 900 and the Dark Base 900 Pro chassis from be quiet! can be equipped with up to two ODDs and up to seven HDDs. They also come with pre-installed three SilentWings 3 fans (one 120 mm fan and two 140 mm fans) and feature a basic fan control.

be quiet! Dark Base 900 and Dark Base 900 Pro
Motherboard Size ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External 2 × 5.25"
Internal 7 × 3.5" or up to 15 x 2.5" (Drive's cage)
Cooling Front 3 × 140 mm or 3 × 120 mm (2 × 120 mm included)
Rear 1 × 120 mm (included) or 1 × 140 mm
Top 1 × 200 mm or 3 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm
HDD/Side 2 × 120 mm
Bottom 2 × 140 mm or 2 × 120 mm
Radiator Support Front Unknown
Rear Up to 140 mm (?)
Top Up to 200 mm (?)
Side -
Bottom -
I/O Port 2× USB 3.0, 2× USB 2.0, 1× Headphone, 1× Mic
Power Supply Size ATX
Dimensions Unknown
Features of the Dark Base Pro · 4 mm tempered glass side panel
· LED strips
· Qi wireless charger for mobile devices
Price Dark Base 900 — $199
Dark Base 900 Pro — $249

Unlike the previous-generation high-end PC cases from be quiet!, the new Dark Base 900-series chassis come with stylish brushed aluminum front and top panels, which feature four USB (two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0) ports as well as 3.5-mm audio input and output.

To appeal to modders and enthusiasts, the more sophisticated Dark Base 900 Pro chassis will also have a side panel made of 4-mm tempered glass, LED strips with five colors pre-installed as well as a Qi wireless charger for mobile devices. The Dark Base 900 Pro will be one of the world’s first PC cases with Qi charger, a decent addition to those, who are on the bleeding edge of progress and uses either devices with wireless charging, or cases with appropriate capabilities.

Both new cases from be quiet! will hit the market later this year and will be covered with a three-year limited warranty. As for the price, the Dark Base 900 will retail for $199, whereas the more advanced Dark Base 900 Pro will retail for $249.

Source: be quiet!

POST A COMMENT

24 Comments

View All Comments

  • Gadgety - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    My case fits a HPTX motherboard, 12 HDDs, 2x5,25 and it's only 230x505x489mm compared to 243x566x577, i e the 900 is 45% larger, but doesn't fit the same size mobo. My case has excellent airflow. Reply
  • romrunning - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    Tom's (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/be-quiet-dark-bas... says it will support E-ATX in their tech specs chart. Can't find it on bequiet's website yet, so can't verify who's right. Reply
  • hankychen - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - link

    it fits E-ATX, just need to install the HDD panel inverted, and make the room for the E-ATX board. Reply
  • Impulses - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    It's neat, and I guess it does clean up at least one more wire on one's desk... But I'm not crazy about having a wireless charger (which generates some heat and is probably less healthy for batteries in the long run) atop an already warmed over case...

    It also puts your phone out of view regardless of whether the case is under the desk or atop it. Kind of a big 'meh' for me. I'd rather they give me a free USB hub, fan controller, or something else instead.
    Reply
  • ShieTar - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    The do give you a free fan controller, Anton just forgot to mention it.

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/1/Y/584566/original/f...
    Reply
  • Nibor99 - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    This thing is f#@€ing gorgeous:o. But that price tag though :/ so I will probably go with the Phanteks Evolve ATX TG, when I finally have some money left to upgrade Reply
  • maximumGPU - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    the Phanteks is prettier still! Reply
  • Nibor99 - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    It is, but I would have likes the BeQuite better because of its fan controller and all the integrated Fans+LEDs Reply
  • Gadgety - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    "noise-cancelling side and front panels" Does it really cancel noise? Or just lower it? Reply
  • asmian - Friday, May 27, 2016 - link

    It's an Anton Shilov review. He thinks that silent (no fan) is "whisper-quiet", not that there's NO noise at all. So don't expect a rational review of noise levels - it's just a press-release regurgitation. Reply

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now