I would like to thank be quiet!
for supplying the review sample.
The be quiet! Pure Base 500 managed to impress with its clean looks, quiet operation, and attractive price. Now, with the Pure Base 500DX, be quiet! is aiming to take that base (all the pun intended!) and tweak it to make it appealing to the gamer, or those who rather want balanced cooling and airflow over utter silence, with built-in ARGB elements and an updated IO. Clocking in at about $15 more than the original, it will be interesting to see if the chassis manages to sway the crowd in this much more crowded and competitive segment of the market.
|Be quiet! Pure Base 500DX|
|Material:||Steel, plastic, tempered glass|
|Drive Bays:||2x Internal 3.5"|
5x Internal 2.5"
|Mini ITX / ATX / Micro-ATX|
|Dimensions:||510 x 285 x 501 mm|
|Front Fans:||2x 140 or 3x 120 mm (1 x 140 mm Pure Wings 2 900 RPM pre-installed)|
|Rear Fans:||1 x 140 mm (1 x 140 mm Pure Wings 2 900 RPM pre-installed)|
|Top Fans:||2x 120/140 mm (1 x 140 mm Pure Wings 2 900 RPM pre-installed)|
|I/O:||1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C|
1x USB 3.0
|Fan/LED Controller:||ARGB control button |
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 190 mm|
GPU: 369 mm
PSU: 258/225 mm (depends on position of HDD cage)
The be quiet! chassis ships in a brown cardboard box with a simple outline of the Pure Base 500DX on front and a blow-up diagram next to some marketing text on the rear. Both sides dive into the details of the enclosure with more text and a specification table.
The Pure Base 500DX is held in place by compact Styrofoam spacers, and a plastic bag has been applied to keep away fingerprints and protect against scratches at the factory.