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Date: September 20th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Gigabyte
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH




The front bezel is made of aluminum and steel mesh and supports five 5.25 external drives and two 3.5 drives. Front panel connections are located at the bottom and include two USB ports, audio in and out, one firewire port, and a circular power button in the center. Note that no reset switch is here, but honestly I can't remember the last time I found myself needing one so it shouldn't be a problem for most users. When powered on the power button and surrounding area lights up blue for a nice touch.


 

 

 

 

 


Four tabs (two on each side) release the bezel from the main chassis so both side panels have to be removed to access this area, but thankfully Gigabyte included thumbscrews on both of them. A sticker covers the top 5.25 and 3.5 drive bays and the remaining metal cover plates are of the break off variety.




The back of the case is pretty standard with the exception of two outlets with rubber grommets in the lower right hand corner. These are for running liquid cooling system tubes from inside to a radiator mounted to the outside of the case using the 120mm fan holes. It's pretty obvious this was designed for Gigabyte's 3D Galaxy system, but any external liquid cooling setup that can use these fan holes should work. There is the option to put an 80 or 92mm fan here as well.



With the right side panel removed, we can see that there's not a lot of space to hide extra PSU wires so it might be a good idea to use a modular power supply to minimize clutter. The motherboard tray is not removable.

 

 


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