We saw a prototype of the be quiet! Dark Base 701 at Computex 2023 and were impressed by the combination of a large interior and stylish good looks, along with a decent amount of mesh that promises good air flow. Today we are doing a Featured Build rather than the usual review so grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy.
- With a full mesh front and top cover, Dark Base 701 offers marvellous airflow even during the most demanding gaming sessions
- 3 pre-installed Silent Wings 4 140mm PWM high-speed offers increase airflow additionally
- Professional cable management with extensive cable routing options for optimized airflow in the case
- Make it your Dark Base 701 by choosing from numerous lighting colours and modes
- An integrated ARGB controller makes handling easy
- Dark Base 701 features a beefy design and tempered glass window to look nice even when turned off
Impeccable usability and versatility
- Fan controller with PWM motherboard sync option
- Support of up to 360mm radiators
- Advanced accessibility with removable fan and radiator bracket in the top and the front
- Tool-less installation of HDDs and SSDs is a breeze
- Motherboard support: E-ATX (max 305mm), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX.
- Power supply support: ATX.
- Expansion slots: 7+3.
- Included fans: 1x 140mm front intake, 1x 140mm top exhaust, 1x 140mm rear exhaust.
- All fans are Silent Wings 4 140mm PWM 1,900rpm.
- Fan mounts: 3x 120mm/140mm front, 3x 120mm/140mm roof, 1x 120mm/140mm rear, 1x 120mm/140mm floor.
- Radiator mounts: 360mm/280mm front, 360mm/280mm roof, 120mm rear.
- 5.25-inch optical drive bays: None.
- Internal drive bays: 3x 3.5-inch (2 included), 5x 2.5-inch (3 included). CHECK
- Front I/O ports: 1x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, audio.
- Dimensions: 523mm H x 565mm D x 249mm W.
Components used in build:
- Processor: Intel Core i9-14900K
- CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Elite
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master X
- Memory: 32GB T-Force Vulcan a DDR5-6800
- Graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming OC 16GB
- Power supply: be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W Titanium
- Case fans: be quiet! Silent Wings 4 140mm PWM
- SSD: Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus M.2 NVMe
- OS: Windows 11
KitGuru says: The be quiet! Dark Base 701 has plenty of room inside for top-notch gaming hardware