At Computex 2018 be quiet! presented a refresh for three case series. One of these cases was the be quiet! Silent Base 800. The recently released successor is called Silent Base 801 and is available in six different versions. There are a total of three colors (Orange*, Silver*, Black*) and two different variants for each color. The first variant has two completely closed and insulated side parts. In the second variant, be quiet! replaced the insulated left side panel with a tempered glass pane. The price of the version without window is currently € 129.90*. For the version with page window* about 10 € more are due. Further interesting innovations are among other things a now existing flexible power supply cover and the decoupled and invertible mainboard tray.
Whether the estimated price is justified and how the be quiet! Silent Base 801 generally performs we will clarify in the following test report for you.
Scope of Delivery
The be quiet! Silent Base 801 comes well and safely packed in a brown and printed cardboard box. Extra thick polystyrene was used to protect the hard glass side window from damage. However, an additional protective film was not glued to the side window. The accessories are in a large brown box, which is fixed in the lid. The scope of delivery includes all important screws and five reusable cable ties made of Velcro, extensive and illustrated operating and installation instructions and three additional mounting frames for 3.5″-/2.5″ hard disks. The case also contains three pre-installed case fans, a PWM-capable fan controller for a total of six fans and pre-installed spacers for the mainboard. Compared to the Silent Bse 601, the larger brother offers two additional HDD frames, an additional fan and better fan control ex works.