be quiet! as a well-known manufacturer, has many different line of products and recently not only introduced a high-end PC case, the Dark Base Pro 901 series, but also the Shadow Base 800 series that represent a medium-sized PC case for users who want high performance, features and of course "proper" pricing. The Shadow Base 800 series is designed to provide the gaming and computing experience by offering high airflow and vast space for all PC building needs and comes in five different models to give users maximum freedom of choice over their ideal PC case when it comes to color and ARGB options.
Even though Shadow Base 800 provides a solid base for every type of user, this case series is specifically designed for gamers who want to build the PC of their dreams, without limitations. Its open mesh design ensures exceptionally high airflow, keeping components cool while playing the most demanding games. The spacious interior of Shadow Base 800 accommodates even the most extensive components, such as E-ATX motherboards, 420mm radiators, and high-end graphics cards like the Radeon 7900 XTX or GeForce RTX 4090. Tool-less HDD and SSD installation further simplify the setup process, saving time and effort, while the cable bar ensures a neat and tidy appearance, enhancing both aesthetics and airflow for a seamless build. Further elevating the aesthetics are tempered glass side window as well as rotatable PCIe slots to enable vertical installation of GPUs, so enthusiast gamers can showcase their high-performance graphics card in all its glory.
The Shadow Base 800 series consists of five different models. For those who are a fan of clean, muted design, Shadow Base 800 Black offers a solid base for their high-performance builds. Shadow Base 800 DX Black and Shadow Base 800 DX White (with black highlights) add subtle ARGB illumination to the chassis, which can be controlled with its integrated ARGB controller or through an ARGB-compatible motherboard. In these three models, be quiet! has installed three Pure Wings 3 140mm PWM fans to offer not only superior cooling performance but also a quiet operation, eliminating distractions and allowing users to focus on their work or gaming.
The last two models are Shadow Base 800 FX Black and Shadow Base 800 FX White, which rely on four Light Wings 140mm PWM fans for high airflow, quiet operation, and extensive ARGB illumination. A dedicated ARGB/PWM hub for up to 8 devices is included for these two models, making the FX models the most feature-rich of the series. All models feature a state-of-the-art I/O panel with USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C to provide lightning-fast data transfer for external drives.
Shadow Base 800 is available for purchase starting September 5th, backed by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty. The features/prices are listed in the table below
|Product||Fans / hub||ARGB / hub||MSRP|
|Shadow Base 800 Black||3x Pure Wings 3 140mm / ✗||✗ / ✗||$ 169.90
|Shadow Base 800 DX Black||3x Pure Wings 3 140mm / ✗||✓ / ✗||$ 184.90
|Shadow Base 800 DX White||3x Pure Wings 3 140mm / ✗||✓ / ✗||$ 189.90
|Shadow Base 800 FX Black||4x Light Wings 140mm / ✓||✓ / ✓||$ 219.90
|Shadow Base 800 FX White||4x Light Wings 140mm / ✓||✓ / ✓||$ 229.90
- Exceptionally high airflow thanks to an open mesh design
- 3 Pure Wings 3 140mm PWM fans offer high airflow with quiet operation
- Spacious design offers enough room for even the largest components
- Simple and tool-less HDD and SSD installation
- Rotatable PCIe slots enable vertical installation of GPUs
- Easy to use cable bar for a neat and tidy look
- Tinted and tempered glass side window allows a superb view
- 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
HIGH AIRFLOW AND MAXIMUM PERFORMANCEFor all who strive for maximum performance - especially with water-cooled systems - the Shadow Base 800 with its extremely air-permeable front and top cover is the right choice. The dust filter can be easily removed
PURE WINGS 3 FANS
With its 3 pre-installed Pure Wings 3 140mm PWM fans, Shadow Base 800 provides enough airflow to cool the most demanding components. Despite their performance, Pure Wings 3 offer quiet operation. Even at maximum speed, the fans operate at only 21.9dB(A).
With its remarkably large dimensions, Shadow Base 800 sets no limits on creativity. It can accommodate radiators up to 420mm, E-ATX motherboards and even the largest graphics cards.
No matter the size or number of components built into the Shadow Base 800: with the cleverly integrated cable management bar you can easily avoid annoying clutter. This results in a clean interior.
MODERN I/O PORT
A USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C port is provided on the front I/O panel, allowing the use of the latest hardware. The 2 USB 3.2 connectors complement the I/O panel and make it a multi-purpose interface for any type of hardware.
TEMPERED GLASS WINDOW
The high-quality, fully windowed side panel offers a perfect view of the components inside your PC case. The window is made of tinted and tempered glass with black painted side bars.