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GT3-BH Case

Former staff writer    -   December 27, 2007


Conclusion:

What’s not to like about the GT3? This case is very attractive to look at, it is small and lightweight, has excellent airflow, and is completely customizable to your tastes of components to use inside. It can even be used as a home theater system box laid horizontally and not look out of place doing so. It was a breeze to pick this case up by the handle, fully loaded with hardware, and carry it one-handed to another room.

I guess there may be one little “gotcha”. A slim CD/DVD drive is required, but if you want a small, compact, portable system, it’s a small price to pay. Also, the slim CD/DVD drive would not match the rest of the faceplate. I talked with the founder of GTR Tech and he told me that they are considering making faceplates available for the drives that will allow changing them.

As I have used the system that I built in this case during the last few days, I have found the front USB ports to be exceptionally handy, especially for my camera and USB thumb drives. With the case sitting on my desk right next to the monitor, the fan noise was not as bad as I was afraid it would be. The fans could not be heard above the sound coming from my music CD at low/moderate levels.

Pros:

  • Accepts Standard ATX Motherboards
  • Supports High End Graphics Cards
  • Small Size: Only about Four Inches Wide
  • Efficient Cooling with Three Cold-Air Intakes
  • All Aluminum Construction
  • Front Mounted USB/Mic Ports
  • Carrying Handle
  • Horizontal Use Possible
  • Takes Up Little Room
  • Quiet Operation

Cons:

  • Hard to Access Some Motherboard Areas
  • Cannot use Tall Aftermarket CPU Coolers
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  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Case
  3. Closer Look: The Power Supply
  4. Closer Look: Motherboard Install
  5. Specificatiions and Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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