Gigabyte is a company that needs no introduction. The Taiwanese manufacturer produces PC hardware ranging from motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies and cooling products - just to name a few. Gigabyte literally have their fingers in a lot of pies.
When it comes to purchasing a PC chassis, I usually find myself ogling over the many options available, and ultimately doing a lot of reading and research. Once I've narrowed the field down a little to say five potential prospects, then the scrutinizing really begins. A chassis should: provide adequate, if not exceptional cooling properties; not be back-breakingly heavy; provide sufficient room for the components to be used, and sufficient room for the installer to move when installing said components. I'd also add looks to that list, but looks are a personal and subjective quality.
Today I have been given the opportunity to review the Gigabyte 3D Aurora case, which admittedly is not the newest kid on the block, but does offer an amazing amount of features and quality for your money. Let's begin the review by taking a look at the Gigabyte 3D Aurora's specifications.
The specifications for the Gigabyte 3D Aurora were taken directly from Gigabyte's product page:
Case Type: Full Tower
Dimensions: 205 x 522 x 510 (W x H x D)
Front bezel Material: Aluminum
Side Panel: Elegant Vent Design
Body Material:1.0 mm Aluminum
Net Weight: 7.1 kg
5.25" drive bay (External): 5
3.5" drive bay (External): 2
3.5" drive bay (Internal): 5
Expansion Slot: 7
Motherboard: ATX / Micro ATX
System Fan (front): One 120 mm silent fan equipped with blue LEDs
System Fan (rear): Two 120 mm silent fans equipped with blue LEDs
I/O Ports: Two USB2.0 / One IEEE 1394 / One audio
Let's head over the page to see how the Gigabyte 3D Aurora should arrive at your doorstep.