be quiet! Unveils its First Case at Computex, Coming This SeptemberCategory: Cases
Posted: June 2, 2014 06:38PM
German company be quiet! has been manufacturing power supplies and cooling solutions for years, but now it is ready to venture into the realm of cases. At Computex this week, be quiet! is lifting the veil on its first case, and if I can speak subjectively for a moment, it looks damn sweet.
The case supports ATX, µATX, and mini ITX motherboards. While dimensions were not provided, it seems fairly large, featuring three 5.25" bays and seven 3.5" bays, with support for two SSDs behind the motherboard and another two inside the hard drive tray. It comes with pre-installed with two 140mm Pure Wings 2 fans in the front and one 120mm Pure Wings 2 fan in the back, with the option of two more 120/140mm at top, one 120/140mm on the bottom, and one 120mm on the side panel. All air intakes have filters. If you're into water cooling, be quiet! certainly has you covered, with room for a 120/140mm radiator in the front, a 120mm at the back, and a 120/140mm or 240/280mm at the top. The case has room for a CPU cooler up to 170mm tall, PSU up to 290mm long, and a GPU up to 290mm with all the hard drive cages installed or 400mm without one of the cages. Lastly, I/O is provided at the top in the form of two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and mic and headphone.
The 0.7mm SECC steel case will be launching in September with an MSRP of US$129 (€119) and will only be available in black, but with the choice of three colors for the inserts and accents: orange (shown), silver, and black.
In addition to the case, be quiet! announced that its Straight Power family of PSUs will finally be making its way to North America with the new Straight Power 10, also launching in September. The SP10 line will feature the new SilentWings 3 for ultra quiet operation and come in 400W, 500W, 600W, and 700W for a fixed cable variation, and 500W, 600W, 700W, and 800W for a modular variation.
If that wasn't enough, be quiet! also announced a new entry-level CPU cooler called Pure Rock. The Pure Rock features four 6mm heatpipes and comes equipped with a 120mm Pure Wings 2 PWM fan with 26db(A) at full load and 130W TDP. Priced at a mere US$34.90 (€29.90), I'm really curious to see how it holds up once one of our reviewers gets a hold of it.
Source: Press Release