Product information: GZ-X1 Black Midi Case No PSUWhen you're building a budget PC, it's tempting to buy the cheapest case you can find. This might make financial sense, but many of the really cheap cases are a nightmare to build, rickety when complete and leak a lot of noise. Gigabyte's GZ-X1 shows that you can get a low-cost, high-quality case that looks as if it cost a lot more. The front is uncomplicated but looks smart and neat. For such an inexpensive case, we were pleased to see that a flap covers the top 51/4in drive bay. This means you don't need to buy an optical drive with a bezel that matches the case colour. A button on the front of the flap pushes through to the optical drive's eject button, and a clear plastic panel lets the drive's access light shine through. Standard blanking plates cover the remaining three 51/4in drive bays, and you remove and discard these when you want to plug in other peripherals. There are also two external 31/2in drive bays with removable blanking plates. This gives you enough room to fit a floppy disk and a memory card reader.
- Stylish Front Panel Design With Multi-Media Front I/O Interface
- Solid Structure Chassis
- Tool-Less and Hassle-Free Assembly
- Optimal Thermal Solution With 12 cm Intake and Exhaust Fans Design