If you’re working on a budget PC build (opens in new tab), it’s a great time to be stalking the best Black Friday tech deals (opens in new tab). Currently, the be quiet! Pure Base 500 is on sale for 20% off (opens in new tab) after debuting just this September (opens in new tab).
be quiet! Pure Base 500 - was $75, now $60 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
This PC case stands out with its two Pure Wings 2 140mm/900-RPM fans, a top panel section that can be swapped out with an included mesh filter and support for as many as three 120mm radiators and two 140mm radiators. This is its cheapest price yet.
be quiet! Pure Base 500 Specs
|Motherboard Compatibility||ATX, M-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|PSU||PS2 ATX (not included)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||450 x 231 x 463mm|
|Material||Steel (SGCC), ABS plastic|
|Weight||6.95kg (net) / 7.92kg (gross)|
|I/O Panel||2x USB 3.0, HD audio (microphone + audio)|
|Drive Bays||Up to 2x 3.5-inch (2 included) Up to 5x 2.5-inch (5 included)|
|Preinstalled Fans||Front: 1x Pure Wings 2: 140mm / 900 RPM Rear: 1x Pure Wings 2: 140mm / 900 RPM|
|Optional Fans||Front: 1x 140mm / 3x 120mm Top: 2x 140mm / 120mm|
|Optional Radiators (mm)||Front: 120, 140, 240, 280, 360 Top: 120, 240 Rear: 120, 140|
|Maximum Dimensions||CPU cooler: 190mm PSU: 258mm / 225mm (depending on position of the HDD cage) GPU: 369mm|
|Noise cancellation||Sound insulation mats (front / regular top cover / sides)|
Earlier this week, we brought you a deal on the Phanteks Eclipse P300 for $40 (opens in new tab). The Pure Base 500 is more expensive but comes with more fans (one 140mm in the front and one 140mm fan in the back, compared to the P300’s one 120mm fan in the back). You also get two 3.5-inch drive bays and five 2.5-inch drive bays with the Pure Base 500, compared to the two 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bays on the Phanteks Eclipse P300 (opens in new tab). So if those features fit your needs, this pricier, but still discounted, case is worth considering. Although, you’ll have to sacrifice a tempered glass panel to get the lowest price on the Pure Base 500.
The Pure Base 500 also stands out with its cable concealment panel that can also support two SSDs (opens in new tab), plus it has a removable power supply (opens in new tab) mount and drive cage. However, we suspect that card installation could be challenging, due to the card bracket extending out from the rear of the chassis.
If this isn’t the case for you, be sure to check out our favorites listed on our Best PC Cases (opens in new tab) round-up.