Gigabyte outs dirt-cheap GZ-P5 computer case

Shane McGlaun - Nov 3, 2010, 4:01 am CDT
Gigabyte outs dirt-cheap GZ-P5 computer case

Gigabyte is huge in the computer hardware business with all manner of gear like mainboards and other stuff like cases. Generally when you are shopping for a computer case for a gaming or enthusiast class machine you can expect to spend close to $100 on the low end of the spectrum. Gigabyte has unveiled a new computer case called the GZ-P5 that is one of the cheapest cases in the land.

The case will sell for around $35 when it launches and it might be basic, but you are getting the Gigabyte name, which means the quality will be there. The case measures 180 x 420 x 350mm and is made from 0.5mm SECC and ABS plastic. It’s black in color and has a side panel with an Intel CAG 1.1 air duct + AGP vent built-in. The case has four external 5.25-inch drive bays.

There is a single external 3.5-inch drive bay and inside the case there are five internal 3.5-inch bays. The back of the chassis has seven expansion slots and the chassis supports Micro ATX and ATX mainboards. The front IO panel includes dual USB 1.0 ports (seriously!) along with mic/headphone ports. Front and rear 80mm fans are options for the cooling system. I can’t believe Gigabyte uses USB 1.0 ports, how much more could 2.0 ports have actually cost.

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