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Gigabyte launches two new cases

GZ-X4 and GZ-X5

| Cases, Cooling & PSU News | Posted: Nov 15, 2007 8:41 am

Gigabyte has launched two new case ranges, the GZ-X4 and the GZ-X5. These both appear to be targeting the budget minded buyer that wants something a little bit extra for their money, or at least that's the case with the GZ-X4. The GZ-X5 slightly more conservative, although it looks like it still offers a good range of features.

 

As you can see from the picture below, it looks as if the GZ-X4 will come in two colour schemes, red/black and black/silver. Our only concern here is the matter of finding matching red optical drives, looks like a custom paint job will be in order, unless Gigabyte themselves steps up to the challenge. The GZ-X4 comes with front mounted connectors for two USB ports, a FireWire and two 3.5mm jacks for headphones and a mic.

 

 

The GZ-X5 comes in either black or silver/black and has the same setup of connectors, but they're hidden behind a flap at the bottom of the case. Both models can take a 120mm fan both in the front and the rear and have four 5.25-inch drive bays, but this is the only thing they have in common. The GZ-X4 feature one external 3.5-inch bay and six internal, while the GZ-X5 has two external and five internal ones.

 

The GZ-X4 measures 185x410x500mm (WxHxD) and weighs 5.2kg due to its steel construction. The GZ-X5 is slightly smaller at 185x410x480mm (WxHxD) and weighs 5kg. Internally the cases appear similar to the original 3D Aurora, but it has a different kind of locking clasps for the drives. We're not sure when they'll be available, but it seems like Gigabyte should have them very shortly according to its website.

 

You can find the product pages for the GZ-X4 here and for the GZ-X5 here

 

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