Be Quiet Introduces New Updated Silent Base 601 Case, Priced $139.

Alex Stevens

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, has announced its newest version of its first case,m the Silent Base 601. Taking cues from newer cases in their lineup to improve on the original Be quiet has tried to perfect the Silent Base 601.

Be Quiet Updates Flagship Silent Base 601 Cases With Tempered Glass

By combining silent cooling and best-in-class usability, two goals that help drive be quiet's development process, Silent Base 601 integrates several familiar and other unique features. Silent Base 601 comes with a tempered glass-windowed side panel or a sound-insulated metal side panel and is available in three highlight colors: orange, black, and silver.

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Specially designed air vents dampen noise while providing excellent air permeability to ensure the best possible cooling performance at whisper-quiet operation. The new technical design delivers even better results in noise reduction, which makes these air vents the most advanced in the be quiet! case product family. The chassis frame is completely made out of metal, minimizing the transfer of noise-inducing vibrations. Its silent operation is supported by 10mm thick sound-insulating foam on the panels and topped off with two decoupled Pure Wings 2 fans, decoupled HDD bays and a three-step fan controller for 3-pin fans.

The Silent Base provides a roomy case for higher end components like AIOs and large GPUs, the side panels are removed with a button for those who are in and out of their case a lot. It also features the PSU shroud and dual HDD case seen on so many other cases but does provide another single HDD cage in the main chamber with two additional mounting slots for SSDs behind the motherboard tray, out of the box you have support for three 3.5 inch drives or 6 2.5 inch drives, the PSU installation is done with a bracket similar to other cases in its class and has removable dust filters in the front and bottom as well as a mounting frame for AIO coolers up to 360mm.


The standard version of Silent Base 601 features a steel left-side panel with 10 mm thick dampening foam to please silence enthusiasts. Users focused more on aesthetics can opt for a windowed side panel with tinted and tempered glass, enhancing the case's elegant look and granting system builders an unobstructed view inside their PC. The windowed version also includes HDD slot covers for any slots not used for drive installation, conveniently hiding cable routing from the motherboard to the back of its tray. These covers can be adjusted to two different heights to fit different cable gauges or to completely cover the opening for a clean interior.

Pricing And Availability

The Silent Base 601 is available now for preorder at a MSRP of €119.90 / £109.99 / $129 for the version with the orange, black or silver hilights and the tempered glass side window is available at an MSRP of €129.90 / £122.99 / $139.

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