Our friends at be quiet! are celebrating their 20th Anniversary in the traditional German manner by sending out boxes of PC components with an RGB theme. KitGuru decided to help the party along by adding the refreshments. The resulting video is a PC build that gets a bit chaotic towards the end. Happy birthday be quiet!
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX
Power supply: be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM 850W
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Loop 2 FX 240
Processor: Intel Core i7-12700K
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi
Memory: 32GB Kingston Fury Beast RGB 6000MT/s
Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
SSD: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
OS: Windows 10
be quiet! sent us variants of a case, power supply and AIO cooler that we have previously reviewed so if you fancy doing some homework you can read about the be quiet! 500 DX case HERE, the be quiet! Pure Loop 360 AIO cooler HERE and the be quiet! Pure Power 11 power supply HERE. The big difference between the hardware in those reviews and the FX versions we are using here is the inclusion of be quiet! Light Wings fans which you can read about HERE.
The be quiet! 500FX case is a slender mid-tower ATX model and we expected we might run into issues with the DDR5 RAM clashing with the Pure Loop 2 FX 280 AIO cooler that we were sent for this sponsored build. As we mention in our video, if you hit that specific problem the easiest way out is to switch your RAM to a low profile model such as Corsair Vengeance LPX.
As we show in our video we ran into a slightly different problem as the 280mm AIO hit the VRM heatsinks on our MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi motherboard, which meant the radiator mounting holes were out of line by a couple of millimetres. The answer was to switch to a slimmer 240mm AIO however that required a degree of fancy footwork. The Pure Loop 240 cooler we had on the shelf is supplied with regular Pure Wings 2 fans and we needed RGB to supply the maximum bling for this birthday celebration. The answer was to add two 120mm Light Wings fans and voila, we had created our very own Pure Loop 2 FX 240 cooler.
Cable management in this compact PC is less than stellar. We are dealing with a large RGB/PWM fan hub and as a result the cables are all over the place. Thankfully the Pure Base 500 FX has a solid right hand panel and once the cables are all secured in place they are fully covered and out of sight.
The finished PC is neat and tidy with just the right amount of RGB on show. We have an illuminated CPU block in the be quiet! Pure Loop AIO cooler, six be quiet! Light Wings fans and an illuminated strip in the front of the be quiet! 500 FX case. The finishing touch is the mesh front panel on the front of the case which means you can see the full light show whenever you look at your PC.
To our way of thinking, this is a PC that deserves to sit on your desk in plain view and should certainly not be hidden away out of sight!
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KitGuru says: We are happy to congratulate quiet! as they hit the 20 year mark.