be quiet! Shadow Base 800 Series: Exceptional airflow, maximum space

Glinde, August 22, 2023 - be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, is proud to introduce the Shadow Base 800 series, a brand-new addition to its family of PC cases. Shadow Base 800 is designed to provide the ultimate gaming and computing experience by offering exceptional airflow and vast space for all PC building needs, easily accommodating 420mm radiators, E-ATX motherboards, or even multiple high-end graphics cards. State-of-the-art I/O features and tool-less HDD and SSD installation elevate this case even further. Shadow Base 800 comes in five different models to give users maximum freedom of choice over their ideal PC case when it comes to color and ARGB options.

Size matters!

Even though Shadow Base 800 provides a solid base for every type of user, this case series is specifically designed for gamers who want to build the PC of their dreams, without limitations. Its open mesh design ensures exceptionally high airflow, keeping components cool while playing the most demanding games. The spacious interior of Shadow Base 800 accommodates even the most extensive components, such as E-ATX motherboards, 420mm radiators, and high-end graphics cards like the Radeon 7900 XTX or GeForce RTX 4090. Tool-less HDD and SSD installation further simplifies the setup process, saving time and effort, while the cable bar ensures a neat and tidy appearance, enhancing both aesthetics and airflow for a seamless build. Further elevating the aesthetics are tempered glass side window as well as rotatable PCIe slots to enable vertical installation of GPUs, so enthusiast gamers can showcase their high-performance graphics card in all its glory.

Matching expectations

The Shadow Base 800 series consists of five different models. For those who are a fan of clean, muted design, Shadow Base 800 Black offers a solid base for their high-performance builds. Shadow Base 800 DX Black and Shadow Base 800 DX White (with black highlights) add subtle ARGB illumination to the chassis, which can be controlled with its integrated ARGB controller or through an ARGB-compatible motherboard. In these three models, be quiet! has installed three Pure Wings 3 140mm PWM fans to offer not only superior cooling performance but also a quiet operation, eliminating distractions and allow users to focus on their work or gaming. The last two models are Shadow Base 800 FX Black and Shadow Base 800 FX White, which rely on an impressive total of four Light Wings 140mm PWM fans for high airflow, quiet operation, and extensive ARGB illumination. A dedicated ARGB/PWM hub for up to 8 devices is included for these two models, making the FX models the most feature-rich of the series. All models feature a state-of-the-art I/O-panel with USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C to provide lightning-fast data transfer for external drives.

Shadow Base 800 is available for purchase starting September 5th, backed by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty. For specifications and individual model pricing, please refer to this table:

Product Fans / hub ARGB / hub MSRP
Shadow Base 800 Black 3x Pure Wings 3 140mm / ✗ ✗ / ✗ $ 169.90
€ 149.90
£ 144.99
Shadow Base 800 DX Black 3x Pure Wings 3 140mm / ✗ ✓ / ✗ $ 184.90
€ 169.90
£ 159.99
Shadow Base 800 DX White 3x Pure Wings 3 140mm / ✗ ✓ / ✗ $ 189.90
€ 169.90
£ 164.99
Shadow Base 800 FX Black 4x Light Wings 140mm / ✓ ✓ / ✓ $ 219.90
€ 199.90
£ 194.99
Shadow Base 800 FX White 4x Light Wings 140mm / ✓ ✓ / ✓ $ 229.90
€ 209.90
£ 204.99


Press Materials

Shadow Base 800: Datasheet [PDF]

Shadow Base 800 Black: Image Pack [ZIP]

Shadow Base 800 DX Black: Image Pack [ZIP]

Shadow Base 800 DX White: Image Pack [ZIP]

Shadow Base 800 FX Black: Image Pack [ZIP]

Shadow Base 800 FX White: Image Pack [ZIP]