Detaching the prominent side panel from the chassis, we can get a closer look at the double-glazed design to which be quiet! has implemented. This panel uses two pieces of material to enhance the sound insulation. Not only this, but the design lends itself to being scratch and impact resistant.
Having detached the side panels from SB 600 we have a rather roomy internal design which is powder coated black. The motherboard tray supports ATX, M-ATX and Mini-ITX form factors and has cut-outs for arranging cables. There are also tool-free mechanisms for attaching different devices such as SSDs behind the motherboard tray, 3.5” drives in the cage and a range of other hardware. The quality, layout and feature-set is great and we’re impressed thus far.
At the bottom of the case there is allocation for mounting the PSU – we’re pleased to see some rubber mounts for cushioning and anti-vibration. Underneath the bottom section of SB 600 there is a removable dust filter which has a useful handle – the filter can be completely detached and cleaned when necessary.
Further up we have a total of seven PCI expansion slot covers. Each have ventilation cut-outs and respective thumbscrews for easy removal.
On the next page we’ll continue our look at the internal features.