be quiet! Announces Shadow Base 800 Series

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be quiet! has announced that the Shadow Base 800 will be available beginning September 5 at a starting price of $169.99/€149.90. Available in five models, this is a new series of airflow-optimized, full-tower PC cases designed for gamers who are looking for something with enough space for 420 mm radiators and E-ATX motherboards. Users will find either Pure Wings or Light Wings fans depending on the model.

be quiet! Shadow Base 800 Highlights

  • 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 such as 420mm radiators
  • Simple and tool-less HDD and SSD installation
  • Rotatable PCIe slots enables vertical installation of GPUs
  • Easy to use cable bar for a neat and tidy look
  • State-of-the-art I/O-panel with USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C
  • Tinted and tempered glass side window allows a superb view
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Product conception, design and quality control in Germany

Shadow Base 800 is designed to provide the ultimate gaming and computing experience by offering exceptional airflow and vast space for all PC building needs, easily accommodating 420mm radiators, E-ATX motherboards, or even multiple high-end graphics cards. State-of-the-art I/O features and tool-less HDD and SSD installation elevate this case even further. Shadow Base 800 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.

Size matters!

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 simplifies 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.

Matching expectations

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 allow 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 an impressive total of 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.

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