be quiet! is proud to announce Dark Base 701. This case was designed to bring performance and aesthetics to a new level, with a full mesh top and front, award-winning Silent Wings 4-fans, subtle ARGB effects, and a huge focus on usability – Dark Base 701 includes a versatile motherboard tray for assembly outside the case and support for inverted builds. Combined with sleek aesthetics, Dark Base 701 is the ideal case for PC gamers and enthusiasts alike.
Focus on airflow, performance, and ease-of-use
While Dark Base 701 succeeds the popular Dark Base 700, it is taking a slightly different approach. Dark Base 700 was designed for nearly inaudible operation, while Dark Base 701 is built for high airflow and performance, thanks to fully perforated mesh panels that are ideal for case fans or water cooling. Thanks to three pre-installed Silent Wings 4 140mm PWM high-speed fans (maximum 1900 rpm) and room for an additional five 120mm or 140mm fans, this case can fulfill cooling requirements of modern high-end systems with ease.
Easy usability for users of all experience levels is shown when it comes to the installation of drives, fans, and radiators. HDD and SSD installation is completely tool-less. Fans and radiators (up to 360mm) are installed on a front frame that can be taken out of the case, or a top frame that slides out to the side from underneath the fixed mesh top. The whole motherboard tray can be taken out for assembly outside the case, the tray can be inverted with a few simple steps, and three additional vertical slots are available for vertical GPU installation with an optional riser cable. Dark Base 701 is compatible with HDD Cage 2 for additional HDD and SSD support.
Useful features, stunning aesthetics
Great performance obviously goes hand-in-hand with great aesthetics. The sleek, all-black design of Dark Base 701 is elevated by two ARGB LED strips, which run down the front panel and are connected to a combined ARGB and fan hub for up to 8 PWM fans and 2 additional ARGB devices. The front I/O includes dedicated buttons for the ARGB and fan controller, one USB type C port and two type A ports, as well as audio input and output. Cable routing channels keep the inside of the case neat and tidy, while a tempered glass side window allows for a superb view of the PC components. As usual, be quiet! offers a full 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Dark Base 701 is available in black from November 14 at a suggested retail price of $229.90 / €229.00 / £229.99, while optional HDD Cage 2 drive cages and a Riser Cable for vertical GPU installation are already available on the market for €9.90 / $9.90 / £9.99 and €59.90 / $54.90 / £59.99 respectively. Dark Base 701 in white will follow next year.
More information at https://www.bequiet.com/en and at our upcoming review, stay tuned!