So how well did the Gigabyte 3D Aurora perform in today's testing?
First and foremost I would like to say that it's so refreshing to see a chassis at this price-point with so many features, reasonably good looks and cooling performance to boot. The Gigabyte 3D Aurora isn't the newest kid on the block, but it's quite nice to take a step back and cast an eye over an older case.
Admittedly, the Gigabyte 3D Aurora may not be to everyone's liking, as I had reservations about the protruding bottom on the front fascia. But the longer I have spent with the chassis, the more it has grown on me. The case itself is very well constructed, and exceptionally light for its size. Sure it has some design flaws, which we've seen today. The HDD cage can create some issues when plugging in components and the rails would benefit from some sort of anti-vibration measures to keep HDD noise down. All things considered though, it performs quite well.
Pricing for the Gigabyte 3D Aurora comes in at an extremely reasonable £70.49 Inc VAT from After Hours Computers
. For our Australian readers, Altech Computers
has it for AUS$200 inc GST.