A power supply cover ensures a spacious and visually tidy interior, which is enhanced by dispensing with pre-installed HHD slots. Instead of the two USB 2.0 slots on the I / O panel, there is now a USB 3.1 slot type C. In order to make the updated version of the case deservedly set, be quiet! also two RGB LED strips at. Remaining exceptional features such as the wireless charging on the lid of devices that are equipped with the Qi standard.
The be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Big Tower Rev. 2 at a glance:
- Modular interior design thanks to flexible mainboard tray
- Intelligent airflow management & extensive air or Wakü possibilities
- Three pre-installed be quiet! SilentWings 3-PWM fan
- Elegant, fully glazed side window made of tinted tempered glass
- Space for an E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboard
- PWM hub & manual fan control included
- Stylish RGB LED lighting
- I / O panel with 1x USB 3.1 type C, 2x USB 3.0 and HD audio
- Integrated wireless charging station for Qi-enabled devices
Modular interior design with many options for the user
Despite all the innovations, an exceptionally flexible and quiet housing has remained, which combines modularity, compatibility, functionality and design in one. In addition to extensive modular configuration options, it offers three pre-installed be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM fans, which now rotate at a maximum of 1,600 rpm. This is another reason why the housing has a high potential for air or water cooling. The sumptuous features of high-quality materials and useful features round off the overall concept skillfully and make the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 the perfect hostel for high-end gaming systems, extremely overclocked systems or very quiet water cooling systems.
The chic Big-Tower accommodates motherboards in the form factors E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX, whereby the motherboard tray can be flexibly adjusted to the needs and individual requirements of the user. This means it is completely height adjustable. If necessary, it can even be removed completely and could serve as Benchtable. The ODD cage and the drive slots can therefore be completely customized, so that the user gets the complete freedom to decide on the internal structure in the Revision 2 of the Dark Base Pro 900.
Optional drive cages and plenty of space for drives
The storage of the drives has be quiet! in the further development of the Dark Base Pro 900 thoroughly revised. The pre-installed drive cages in the interior have completely disappeared and replaced by individual panels. These can be easily removed and replaced with a total of three individual drive cages, which are fastened without tools with knurled screws. These cages can fit either a 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch SDDs. Two more HDD or four SDD drive bays are in a cage under the new power supply cover. Also behind the motherboard tray there is room for a 2.5-inch drive and even on the PSU Shroud can be a 2.5-inch drive mount, the required bracket is enclosed with the case.
The included accessories allow five 3.5-inch or twelve 2.5-inch drives to be accommodated in the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2. With optional accessories, the number increases to seven 3.5-inch and sixteen 2.5-inch disks. The drives are installed without tools in the individual slots, which are completely decoupled via silicone anti-vibration rails and therefore prevent transmission of vibrations to the cages. Add to that the two 5.25-inch slots, even with large cases nowadays no more matter of course.
Due to the largely tidy interior, the space available in the Revision 2 of the Dark Base Pro 900 for the rest of the hardware is particularly abundant, because graphics cards can be installed up to a length of at least 327 mm. Without the optional HDD slots, this space even expands to a whopping 470 mm. CPU coolers in the Dark Base Pro 900 are 185 mm high and power supplies 150 - 184 mm long.
Elegant design thanks to tempered glass side windows & LED lighting
The design of be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 remains like the previous models with an elegant and chic look, which leaves a high-quality first impression. The stylish fully glazed side window made of tinted tempered glass, which allows an impressive view of the installed hardware, now has a narrow mask, the Rah
cover the housing and screw connections of the housing. The closed front and lid continue to be covered with brushed aluminum. The side panels are framed by a black mesh strip for better ventilation and bring a little color into play with a silver stripe. Like the predecessors, be quiet! on an ornate gaming look and puts on an elegant appearance. Of course, such a case should be skilfully staged, so be quiet! again two freely positionable LED strips, but this time with RGB LEDs are provided and 4-pin connection at 12 volts with a switch on the I / O panel or optionally connected to a motherboard and can be controlled.
Sophisticated cooling concept for air or water cooling
Three 140 mm SilentWings 4-pin PWM fans are pre-installed in the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2, two on the front and one on the back. The speed of the fans has increased to a maximum of 1,600 rpm, but thanks to a low-vibration motor, a durable fluid-dynamic bearing and a fan frame with funnel-shaped air inlets, it remains extremely quiet. The Airflow concept of the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 Big Towers continues to rely on innovative noise-reducing air vents around the case for even more effective airflow control. To further increase the silent factor, the case also has complete insulation and decouplers on the motherboard tray, power supply tray and drives. To lower the noise even further, be quiet! For the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 Big-Tower, simply power the power supply into the middle of the floor and connect the external plug for the power connection with an extension cable.
The air cooling can also be expanded as desired. The lid can hold a maximum of four 120-mm fans, alternatively, but can also install 3x 140 or 1x 180er fan. The floor accommodates two 140mm or 120mm fans. Instead of the two pre-installed 140s can be installed in the front and two 120s. If you omit the ODD cage, the number increases to three each.
Of course, radiators for water cooling can also be installed at these locations. The front and lid provide space for a maximum of a 420 -mm radiator. On the back there is room for a 140er radiator. Of course, several smaller radiators can also be installed instead of the larger one.
Thanks to the integrated PWM hub and manual fan control, a maximum of eight 4-pin PWM fans can be controlled. The board is divided into two separate zones. This allows each four fans by switch in the silent (from 400 to 1040 rpm) or performance mode (800 to 1,600 rev / min) operate, or leave the speed regulation in auto mode completely the motherboard. This allows for optimal airflow, which can be adjusted according to the needs of the user. In order to protect the built-in hardware inside the housing from dirt and dust, there are removable dust filters in the front and in the floor.
Connection options & other features
Other features of the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 include an I / O panel now equipped with a Type C USB 3.1 slot that replaces the previous two USB 2.0 ports. The reset button has be quiet! replaced with the control of the RGB LEDs of the two enclosed strips, but it can also be used with other 4-pin RGB components. There are still the two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections for headphones and microphone. In addition, a total of eight expansion slots are available for extensive gaming hardware. Another special feature is the integrated charging station in the lid of the housing, which enables the wireless charging of Qi-enabled devices such as smartphones.
- Dimensions: 243 x 586 x 577 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: steel, aluminum, ABS plastic, tempered glass
- Weight: approx. 14.2 kg
- Color: black, silver
- Form factor: E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- Total possible fan:
- 3x 120/140 mm (front) (with ODD cage only space for 2 fans)
- 1x 120/140 mm (back)
- 4x 120 mm, 3x 140 mm, 1x 180 mm (cover)
- 2x 120/140 mm (floor)
- 2x 140 mm PWM (front, be quiet! Silent Wings 3, max 1,600 rpm, 28.1 dB (A), 131.79 m³ / h, 2.16 H2O)
- 1x 140 mm PWM (rear, be quiet! Silent Wings 3, max 1,600 rpm, 28.1 dB (A), 131.79 m³ / h, 2.16 H2O)
- Radiator-Mountings (Maximum specification, small radiators can also be installed):
- 120, 140, 240, 280, 360, 420 mm (front)
- 120, 140 mm (back)
- 120, 140, 180, 240, 280, 360, 420 mm (cover)
- Filter: front, bottom (removable)
- Drive bays (ex works):
- 2x 5.25 inches (removable)
- 7x 3.5 inches (separately removable, with optional covers)
- 16x 2.5 inches (1x on the motherboard tray, 1x on the power supply cover, 14x in the HDD slots)
- Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion Slots: 8
I / O panel:
- 1x USB 3.1 type C (internal connection)
- 2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
- 1x RGB LED control
- 1x each audio in / out
- Maximum graphics card length: 327 mm (without any waiver)
- Maximum graphics card length: 470 mm (without HDD slots)
- Maximum net part length: 150 - 184 mm
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 185 mm