Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 Review

September 17, 2019 | 12:00

Tags: #atx #case #chassis #mid-tower #tempered-glass

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Test Setup

For cases capable of housing ATX or larger motherboards, we use our standard ATX case test kit, which includes:

We disable the motherboard's onboard CPU fan control and all CPU power management features. The CPU fan is fixed at 7V with an adaptor while the graphics card fan is locked at 70 percent speed using MSI Afterburner. The system is loaded using Prime95 25.11 and Unigine's Heaven 4.0 benchmark. We use Core Temp and GPU-Z to monitor the temperatures, taking the maximum values after 15 minutes - enough time for the readings to plateau. To account for inconsistencies in the ambient temperature at the time of testing, we report the delta T values for both components i.e. the measured temperature minus the recorded room temperature during testing.

Cooling Performance

Update 17/09/2019: Be Quiet! has been in touch to say that it is now going to perform additional tests of its own in order to try and replicate similar results and identify where the issue might be either in general, with our sample specifically, or with our test kit/methodology. We stand by our testing and analysis at this stage, but we'll be working with them in this process and will update the article if necessary.

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