Date: October 25th, 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
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, but that’s not a major inconvenience.
The left panel sports a subtle Gigabyte logo, a vent near the bottom, and an 80mm fan duct above it. I’ve never found these fan ducts to be very useful because most of the time they just get in the way, particularly when an aftermarket heatsink is used.
Looking inside the case reveals the drive bays, seven expansion card slots, front panel connectors and a 120mm intake fan. There is room for three hard drives (cage is not removable) and they will be facing outward with the intake fan blowing directly on them. While this is great for hard drive cooling, overall case airflow will suffer since it is being impeded by the drives. Installing both drives and expansion cards is tool free with only the hard drives requiring the mounting rails.