be quiet! announced an update to its Pure Base 500 compact mid-tower chassis series this week, the new Pure Base 500DX PC case focuses on airflow and thermal performance with a redesigned front panel featuring a large mesh vent.
A new DX line of be quiet! Pure Base 500 PC cases not only features this reworked front panel to maximise airflow for optimal thermal performance, but it also includes new advanced lighting features too. The interior layout of the chassis remains unchanged and still offers support for high-end hardware such as large graphics cards up to 369mm long and CPU coolers up to 190mm tall, with ample storage device options too.
The most noticeable change in the Pure Base 500DX is the addition of a mesh front panel, in fact, the 500DX is the first be quiet! PC case to move away from the usual low noise focus to concentrate on improving thermal performance and airflow. The new mesh front panel is only part of the overhaul, the Pure Base 500DX is also equipped with a high airflow top cover and three Pure Wings 2 140mm system fans to further emphasise cooling performance.
As well as an expected improvement in airflow and thermal performance, the new Pure Base 500DX case also features another first in the history of be quiet!. The company has integrated addressable RGB lighting into the 500DX which enables complex lighting patterns and colours that can be controlled either by a dedicated button on the case or via compatible motherboards.
Be quiet! has equipped the front panel with an RGB lighting strip that includes 14 individually addressable RGB LEDs, along with an additional 10 LED addressable RGB strip fixed to the top of the chassis frame. The RGB control button on the case supports six different colours with four lighting pre-sets and three rainbow lighting modes. The lighting can also be completely disabled and a new USB 3.1 Type-C connector replaces a Type-A port on the front panel too.
The updated Pure Base 500DX case is available to pre-order from Overclockers UK now in black and white colour schemes, priced at £89.99.
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KitGuru says: the Pure Base 500 is a quality compact mid-tower case and now offers further options for those who want the be quiet! build class with high airflow and RGB lighting. What do you guys think of be quiet! adding RGB lighting to a product for the first time?