be quiet!’s Pure Base 500DX mesh-fronted case is finally out, following the previously released Pure Base 500 with a closed panel. Tests include exhaustive thermals, noise, & more.
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The new be quiet! Pure Base 500DX follows the company’s 500 case, which we never particularly liked. It wasn’t impressive in any direction: The original 500 wasn’t bad enough to be worth our time, wasn’t good enough, and overall considered by us to be an underperformer amongst its peers. Now, the 500DX seeks to change our opinion, and it’s doing so with the addition of a mesh front panel and some key changes to the top panel. We’re reviewing the 500DX for thermal performance (CPU temperature, GPU temperature), acoustics, and for build quality.
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