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Gigabyte unveils budget GZ-P5 computer case

Cheap, cheap PC case from Gigabyte

By: Shane McGlaun from Nov 3, 2010 @ 11:06 CDT

Any fan of computers and computer hardware will know right away the name Gigabyte. The company is a major player in the computer hardware market with mainboards and other gear and the company has notebooks and a lot more. The latest product to surface from the company is a budget computer chassis that budget shoppers might like to check out called the GZ-P5.


The case isn't flashy like some of the high-end offerings you will run across from Cooler Master and others, but it has the basic features that most people want and a price tag a fraction of the price that most high-end cases command. Gigabyte is offering the GZ-P5 for around $30. Yes, you read that right, a name brand computer chassis at $30. For the most part the specs of the case are decent given the price.

It is made from ABS and 0.5mm SECC. The case is black and has a vented side panel to let heat escape. The cooling system includes a spot for 80mm fans in the front and back and those fans are optional. The case weighs 7.7 pounds and measures 180mm W x 420mm H x 350mm D. There are four external 5.25-inch bays, one external 3.5-inch bay, and five internal 3.5-inch bays. The case is designed to support micro ATX and ATX mainboards. The one feature that left me scratching my head are the dual USB 1.0 ports on the front, you don't even get 2.0 ports for this price.


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