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Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 Review

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be quiet! Silent Base 800 Testing:

Testing a chassis requires the computer to stay at idle and load for one hour. Doing so will give you an idea of what your computer may be like under stress. Normally your computer will not be running this hot, but we do not all live in cold weather or do similar things. Therefore, a full stress test can give people the idea of what it can handle and whether or not heat gets trapped over time. The case is left with stock features to give you an idea of the temperatures without the need for extra fans. It's almost guaranteed to have a slight drop in temperature when more fans are added, but that will not be covered unless noted. I will be using Prime95 "small FFTs" for the CPU load and 3DMark Vantage "Extreme preset" for GPU for one hour. After an hour the temperatures are recorded using HWMonitor in Celsius (°C).

* All tests are conducted at an average 73 °F /23 °C ambient room temperature.

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be quiet! Silent Base 800 is of course good at being very quiet, but not great at keeping the temps down under load. This is mainly because the Pure Wing 2 fans run at 1000RPM and are built for low noise, while others are high performance. Under idle, this chassis is better than most and I can feel the air pressure coming out the top and back. However when the parts heat up, the fans continue to spin at the same speed. Therefore it is really up to the components to cool themselves, compared to some chassis that have large or higher RPM fans pushing volumes out the back.

Having a overclocked CPU generally requires a good cooler and it just make those AIO coolers even more appealing considering they can run at near silent on low settings. What you should take away from the benchmarks is that this chassis is geared towards quiet operations versus high performance. Trying to run a high overclock with multiple videos cards isn't what this chassis is intended for.




  1. be quiet! Silent Base 800: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. be quiet! Silent Base 800 Closer Look: The Case
  3. be quiet! Silent Base 800 Closer Look: Working Componets
  4. be quiet! Silent Base 800: Specifications & Features
  5. be quiet! Silent Base 800: Setup & Results
  6. be quiet! Silent Base 800: Conclusion
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