With the Dark Base 701, Stay Calm is bringing a new case to the market that is said to bring some improvements over its predecessor. In particular the new mesh design should ensure better airflow and therefore better cooling.
At Computex 2023, rest assured the Dark Base 901 (test), a new flagship case that is said to be suitable for “all applications”. Housing is currently available 289 euros (buy here) However, not necessarily the cheapest model. The newly introduced Dark Base 710 is now presented as a cheaper alternative. The new midi tower follows in the footsteps of the Dark Base 700 (test), which was released in 2017 and is expected to bring some improvements. Dark base will be 701 From 14 November For 229.90 euros (buy here) will stay
Dark base 701 with new mesh front
The front of the case in particular has undergone a redesign: the new model no longer has a transparent front cover, but a side Air-permeable mesh front. The top has also been significantly revised and is now made of full perforated mesh. The more open design is intended to promote air circulation, enabling better cooling performance. Performance-hungry components in particular should benefit from this.
There are three already out of the box Silent Wings 4 fan Pre-installed in 140mm format. The fans can spin up to 1,000 RPM and are loud at a maximum of 15.5 dB(A), according to the manufacturer. Stay cool Put a fan on the front, back and lid. Also one on board PWM and ARGB hubs With eight PWM ports and two ARGB headers. The fan is easily controlled using two buttons on the front of the case. The Dark Base 701 has room for a total of eight fans or two radiators up to 360mm.
The mainboard tray can be reversed
Inside, the case accommodates the motherboard E-ATX-Standard As well as for graphics cards with a length of 415 mm. Stand for CPU cooler About 185 mm Available, so that the Air Cars can be as quiet as the Dark Rock Elite (test) can be accommodated. The hardware can be seen through a glass side panel.
Heat exchanger installation is intended to be simplified using removable brackets. The mainboard tray can also be reversed if the case is on the user’s left side. Arrangement of cases with legs 565 x 249 x 523 mm (L x W x H) and weighs an impressive 12.8 kg.
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