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Old May 30, 2007, 06:22 AM
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Default Gigabyte Triton 180: budget case review

To sum it up: Good design, but cheap materials....

Reviews of high-end PC cases are all well and good but not everyone is willing or able to lash out big money. Well, this review is for those of you who'd prefer to spend 50 or less and it's the first of a series looking at budget PC cases.

Overall, the Triton 180 put up a pretty good showing, although thermal performance was hampered by the CPU duct.

That duct looks good on paper and adds to the bullet-points on the features-list but turned out to be a hindrance, rather than a help.

But the Triton does still offer an awful lot for the small sum that it costs - though savings have clearly been made by Gigabyte's choice of materials.

However, while there are other cases in and around the Triton's price that do use more expensive materials, they don't necessarily match it in terms of the quality of overall design.

Our view is that the Gigabyte Triton 180 is a capable chassis. It manages to tick most of the right boxes - including support for
water-cooling systems - and is a good all-rounder at the price. Definitely worth considering if you're trying to save a bit of cash on your next major build or if putting together a system that doesn't require a top-end case.


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