be quiet! Silent Base 600 Window Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅06-10-15
Clearance Options Water Cooling

SB 600 has a few options for those who are going down the water cooling route. But there are some limitations as mentioned below.


The top fascia has no cavity to house a radiator or cooling fans but there is a gap of 4.5cm between the top of the motherboard and the case meaning we can install both the radiator and cooling fan if the radiator remains one of the thinner types (such as those found as part of a closed loop/AIO).


After detaching the top fascia (which is quite a tricky task due to the plethora of plastic notches), we have access to mounting holes which are in the arrangement of 2x 120/140mm fans.

Pictured above we have installed the Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX. This radiator fits but need to be positioned towards the outer edge to avoid the cooling fans touching heatsinks on the motherboard.


The Corsair Hydro Series solution fits inside SB 600 but things are very tight the edge of the fans rest on the CPU power cable.


Front

Although there is space to install 2x 140mm cooling fans at the front of SB 600, a 240/280mm radiator does not fit into the gap (after detaching the HDD cage). The reason for this is due to the metal stand to which the HDD cage sits this platform is riveted and therefore permanently attached to the chassis. As you can see above, the radiator will simply not squeeze into the space unfortunately.

But there is support for smaller radiators such as a 120/140mm.

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