Thursday, June 2nd 2016

Be Quiet! Unveils the Dark Base 900 Chassis with Reversible MB Tray

Be Quiet! showed off a unique ATX full-tower chassis at Computex, the Dark Base 900, featuring a fully reversible motherboard tray. This lets you change the interiors between a standard layout, in which the motherboard faces the left side of the chassis with its I/O up top; and an inverted (BTX-like) layout, in which it faces the right panel, with its I/O at the bottom. This is possible by pulling out the rear panel that's attached to the tray, and inverting it. This also gives you the flexibility of installing your motherboard, CPU cooler, and add-on cards outside the case. The case features room for a 420 mm x 140 mm radiator along its front panel.
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7 Comments on Be Quiet! Unveils the Dark Base 900 Chassis with Reversible MB Tray

#1
TheLostSwede
You can also move the hard drive caddy mounting plate to the opposite side. The PSU is mounted inside the case and isn't affected by turning the motherboard tray around, as you get a small cable that goes from the outside to the PSU, but there's still an external power switch.
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#2
Caring1
It looks like the case has been inverted, not the motherboard tray moved.
I prefer that idea, that the front panel comes of and can be put back on upside down, and the feet moved to the other end.
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#3
Chaitanya
Caring1It looks like the case has been inverted, not the motherboard tray moved.
I prefer that idea, that the front panel comes of and can be put back on upside down, and the feet moved to the other end.
The motherboard tray is removable, and infact in press release they sent out last week states it can be used as a test bench before installing all the h/w into the case. Here is a link to full PR along with photos:
www.guru3d.com/news-story/be-quiet-to-launch-dark-base-900-chassis.html
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#4
Caring1
ChaitanyaThe motherboard tray is removable...
So it is. I still think my idea of a symmetrical case is better, and more cost effective as it involves less components.
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#5
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
Test bench or case, your cash to choose with.
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#6
thesmokingman
It fits a 420mm rad in front but you lose all those drive bays? And those floating drive trays... looks sketchy form over function?
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#7
Hankchen
thesmokingmanIt fits a 420mm rad in front but you lose all those drive bays? And those floating drive trays... looks sketchy form over function?
It also fits 420 radiator under the top cover, too.
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