Article number: BGW43



Impressive lighting, exceptional airflow

The be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Black offers impressive lighting with multiple modes and maximum airflow for high cooling performance.

  • ARGB lighting at the fans, the front and inside the case
  • Multiple colors and modes for an individual look
  • 4 Light Wings PWM fans for high airflow and quiet operation
  • ARGB-PWM-Hub enables synchronization of up to 6 ARGB components and 6 PWM fans
  • High airflow intake front panel and top cover for maximum performance
  • USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C for latest hardware
  • Ready for radiators of up to 360mm
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
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Lots of illumination possibilities

Light Wings PWM fans offer ARGB lighting at the front and rear. The subtly lit ring at the back combined with the bright one at the front make for a magnificent appearance from every angle. Additional ARGB LEDs at the front and inside the case offer multiple colors and modes to individualize the look from the inside as well as from the outside. You can optionally synchronize lighting with your motherboard or ARGB controller.


Thanks to 4 PWM fans

With optimization for maximum airflow, the Light Wings PWM fan is the right choice for any case configuration that demands high cooling performance. Its 7 airflow-optimized fan blades not only reduce noise-generating turbulences but also ensure the fan to provide the performance that is needed, even in demanding configurations.


All parts optimized for airflow and performance

The extremely permeable front is perfect for everyone who strives for maximum performance with water-cooled systems in particular. The airflow-optimized top cover underlines the performance orientated claim of Pure Base 500 FX Black. The dust filters on the front panel and bottom can be easily removed for cleaning. 


Synchronization of up to 6 ARGB- and PWM-components

The ARGB-PWM-Hub enables synchronization of up to 6 PWM fans and 6 ARGB components: Preinstalled on the backside of the motherboard tray it supports a neat interior and cable management.


State-of-the-art technology for your system

A USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C connector is provided on the front I/O port and allows usage of latest hardware. There is also a switch on the front panel to control the interior and exterior LEDs.


Generous space for high-end hardware

The Pure Base 500 FX Black provides generous dimensions to install high-end graphics cards and large coolers of up to 190mm in height. Radiators of up to 360mm can be installed easily at the front and the top area also provides space for more fans or a radiator of up to 240mm.  


And great cable routing possibilities

Pure Base 500 FX Black offers various options for installing up to 4 SSDs in total. 2 can be installed for prominent viewing through the window panel. To hide any unwanted cables, the case offers excellent cable routing options.


Offering a neat interior

The PSU shroud perfectly covers the cables and PSU. It also contains a double HDD cage with decoupled mountings that reduce vibrations and help maximize the silence. The cage can also be repositioned to install a radiator of up to 360mm at the front. The power supply unit can be easily installed from behind, mounted on the provided PSU bracket.


A perfect view inside your PC

The high-quality, fully-windowed side panel offers a perfect view of the components inside your PC case. The window is made of tinted and tempered glass with black painted side bars.

All models at a glance:

Product Series

General data

ModelPure Base 500 FX
Color optionBlack
Motherboard compatibilityATX / M-ATX / Mini-ITX
Case size excl. stands (L x W x H), (mm)450 x 232 x 443
Case size incl. stands (L x W x H), (mm)450 x 232 x 463
PSU form factorATX PS/2
Weight (kg)8,0
Expansion slots7


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Pre-installed fans

Fan @ top-
Fan @ front3x Light Wings PWM 120mm
Fan @ rear1x Light Wings PWM 140mm
Dimensions (L x W x H), (mm)120 x 120 x 25 / 140 x 140 x 25
Fan speed @ 100% PWM / 12V (rpm)1700 / 1500
Airflow @ 100% PWM / 12V (CFM / m3/h)41.51 / 70.53 / 56 / 95.14
Air Pressure @ 100% PWM / 12V (mm H2O)1.66 / 1.49
Noise level @ 100% PWM / 12V (dB(A))20.6 / 23.3
Voltage range (V DC)5 - 13.2
Input power (W)4.56 / 3.84
Input current (A)0.07 / 0.08
Connector4-pin PWM
Lifespan (h / 25°C)60,000
Fan controllerPWM and ARGB Hub

Maximum fan installation

Top (mm)2x 120 / 2 x 140
Front (mm)3 x 120 / 2 x 140
Rear (mm)1x 140
Bottom (mm)-
Side panel (mm)-
PSU shroud-

Optional radiator installation

Top (mm)120 / 240
Front (mm)120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360
Rear (mm)120 / 140
Bottom (mm)-

PSU compatibility

Maximum dimensions excl. bottom fan (mm)258
Maximum dimensions incl. bottom fan (mm)225

Graphics card

HDD cage (in height of graphics card) installed (mm)369
HDD cage (in height of graphics card) removed (mm)369

Drive bay capacity

5.25 bays-
3.5 slots (max.)2
3.5 slots (scope of delivery)2
2.5 slots (max.)4
2.5 slots (scope of delivery)4

Cooling height of CPU cooler unit (mm)190
Airflow channelFront / Top / Rear


RGB LED illuminationYes
LEDs synchronizable with RGB controller/motherboardYes
Expandable RGB controller-

I/O Panel

USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C1
USB 3.2 Gen. 11
USB 2.0-
HD Audio I/OMic + Audio
Qi charger / Quick Charging Option-

Insulation and damping

Top panel insulation mats-
Front panel insulation mats-
Side panel insulation mats
Anti-vibration decoupled HDD
Anti-vibration decoupled fan-
Anti-vibration decoupled PSU
Anti-vibration decoupled motherboard-tray-

Removeable dust filters

Side panel0


Top coverABS
Front panelABS
Side panelSteel
Side panel window4mm Tempered Glass

Scope of delivery

Screw set (Drives/Motherboard)
Rubber rail (pcs.)-
Standoff (pcs.)-
LCS bracket (pcs).0
HDD slot cover (pcs.)0
Upper fan bracket (pcs.)0
HDD panel rubber grommet (pcs.)-
SSD bracket for PSU shroud0
LED strips (pcs.)-
Cable ties (pcs.)6 (Velcro) / 4 (Velcro)


Warranty (Years)3
International hotline / free of charge✓ / DE, FR

Logistics data and RRP

Article numberBGW43
EAN code4260052189054
CertificationsCE / RoHs
Dimensions, package (L x W x H), (mm)510 x 285 x 494
Gross weight, package (kg)9,2
Pieces per packaging unit1
RRP (€)149.90

PURE BASE 500 FX | Black
Article number: BGW43