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GMC X-21 Trinity - Quiet Computer Casing

By: Shawn Baker | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 11, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: GMC

The Inside


- All the goodies


Opening up the side panel we instantly find a nice little package hidden inside.


Inside the package we find something that looks like blue stickers in the shape of a power supply as well as a load of colored screws. All the screws are labeled and when it comes to setting the case up with all your hardware it is a lot easier as you don't have to fiddle around trying to find the right screws for the right piece of hardware.


Included in the case is an instruction manual, unfortunately the manual isn't in English so it is going to be pointless for the majority of you.





- Those blue stickers


As we just mentioned, the case comes with something that looks like stickers. The stickers are used to help dampen the sound that your power supply makes. You simply have to install them onto the rear of your power supply and then mount your power supply as you normally would. The pads help prevent noise from vibration by absorbing it.




- No Tray


One feature that a lot of people find handy on cases is the inclusion of the removable motherboard tray. The best feature of the tray is that it makes it a lot easier to install your motherboard.


Thanks to the case being slightly larger then a midi tower you find that there is quite a bit of room on the inside and the installation of the motherboard was very easy.


- Front of the case


Looking at the inside of the case you don't see nothing to out of the ordinary, at the front of the case 2 X 80mm fan spaces can be found. If you wanted to install two fans we would highly recommend choosing two slower spinning fans that are installed to simply move air through out the case. If you went for something like a 50 CFM Sunon you would be defeating the purpose of a quiet case as the fans are quite loud.


Two fans are included within the case from our friends at PC Case Gear in Australia - one at the front and one at the rear, it is up to yourself if you want to take advantage of all the spots or simply just make do with the two already included.



At the front of the case is your hard drive cage which can be removed for easy installation of your hard drives. Another reason why the hard drive cage is made removable is to keep it separate from the case and to help prevent noise from the vibration that hard drives make when spinning. It is little things like this that makes the case stand out from others that are aimed at the silent market which seemingly neglect the tiny, yet highly important, things which this case does not.


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