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be quiet! Pure Base 500DX – More airflow for the Pure Base 500?

With the Pure Base 500, the German manufacturer be quiet! has developed a low-priced silent case, which convinced us with a good middle ground between Silent and Airflow. However, at the CES 2020, be quiet! has now presented a case that at first glance does not fit into the usual portfolio. It has a mesh front element and striking RGB lighting. As the rest of the Midi Tower is based on the body of the be quiet! Pure Base 500, the further development is appropriately called Pure Base 500DX.

The be quiet! Pure Base 500DX is available in two colour variants (black, white) from a price of € 99.90 (RRP). Both versions come with a tempered glass side panel. Read this review to find out whether the changes pay off and how the be quiet! Pure Base 500DX performs in general.

Technical details

Model: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
Case type: Midi-Tower
Dimensions: 231 x 443 x 450 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 7.83 kg
Material: Steel, plastic, tempered glass
Color: white
Front connectors: 1x USB 3.1 type-C, 1x USB 3.0 type-A, 1x speaker, 1x microphone
Drive bays: 2x 3,5″ (internal)
5x 2,5″ (internal)
Expansion slots: 7x horizontal
Form factors: ATX, mATX, mini-ITX
Ventilation: front: 3x 120 / 2x 140 mm (2x 140 mm of which are pre-installed)
Rear: 1x 120 / 140 mm (thereof 1x 140 mm pre-installed)
Cover: 2x 120 / 2x 140 mm
Radiators: front: 1x 240 / 280 / 1x 360 mm
rear: 1x 120 / 140 mm
Cover: 1x 120 / 240 mm
Max. CPU cooler height: 190 mm
Max. graphic card length: 369 mm (without front radializer)
Max. max. length of power supply: 225 mm (with HDD cage)
Place for cable management: 25 mm
Place for front radiator: max. 35 mm depth, max. 141 mm width
Price: € 89.90 (white), € 98.90 (black)
Specials: dust filter, cable management, sound insulation, glass side panel, RGB control

Scope of delivery

The be quiet! Pure Base 500DX comes well and safely packed in a brown cardboard box with black writing and is wrapped in normal styrofoam and a plastic foil. The side window is also covered with a protective film on the outside. The included accessories were stowed in a brown cardboard box inside the hard disk cage. The accessories include all important screws, cable ties, a very detailed instruction manual and a magnetic dust filter cover for the lid. The manufacturer has also pre-installed the spacers for the mainboard and equipped the Pure Base 500DX with three fans from the Pure Wings 2 series (frame width 140 mm) ex factory.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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