Gigabyte has introduced a new case for gaming setups. The AORUS C500 GLASS is supposed to provide the best conditions for powerful hardware. This is especially due to the design, which obviously has maximum airflow in mind. On top of that, even large-format water coolers should be able to find room inside the case. The manufacturer wants to complete its gaming case with sophisticated cable management, an easy installation of components as well as a pretty look including glass side and RGB lighting.
Focus on very good ventilation
In order to be able to supply the inner workings with fresh air, Gigabyte says it wants to focus on a design that is supposed to provide very good airflow. Mesh covers, which are located on the front, but also on the lid of the case, are to be used for this. In combination with many vents, the fans have an easy time providing air circulation. The intention to provide good cooling is no coincidence. After all, the AORUS C500 GLASS is supposed to be used in building powerful gaming PCs. Even the expansive E-ATX form factor should be possible for the motherboard.
Processor cooling may have a height of 190 mm, the graphics card a length of up to 420 mm and the power supply a maximum length of 220 mm. If you advertise with good ventilation, you naturally have to make room for fans. This seems to be the case here. At the front of the case, you can choose between three fans with a size of 140 mm or 120 mm. At the back, you can choose between two 120 mm fans or one 140 mm fan. Gigabyte already installs three fans at the front and one fan at the rear (120 mm each) in the case ex works.
You can install a water cooling system in different positions. Models up to 420 mm are conceivable at the case front, up to 140 mm at the rear and up to 360 mm under the lid. Gigabyte also lays a foundation for ample storage space here. Four 2.5-inch SSDs or two 2.5-inch SSDs and two 3.5-inch hard drives can be installed.
Many freedoms during installation
As befits a modern case, Gigabyte also wants to score with a modular design for its AORUS C500 GLASS. This is reflected, among other things, in the possibility that the graphics card can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. You shouldn’t have to worry about compatibility. After all, the manufacturer wants to guarantee two different vertical mounts ex-works. Consequently, every typical graphics card should be able to find a place here. Another big advantage when assembling the setup should be the well thought-out cable management. This should ensure that the view through the side panel isn’t spoiled by ugly cable clutter. Wide cable guides are to be used here.
Easy installation and uncomplicated cleaning
Gigabyte promises that the interior of the case can be easily accessed. Thus, the manufacturer relies on special hinges, with the help of which you don’t have to remove the front panel first to access the hardware. This should make pretty much any interaction with the built-in components easier.
In practice, this should look like this, for example, that you first install the power supply on the appropriate bracket, so that you can then slide it into the case. Accordingly, the components can be cleaned very easily. Gigabyte promises that this should not be the case too often. After all, the magnetic dust filters on the front, the bottom and the lid are supposed to make sure that dust doesn’t even find its way inside.
Toughened glass side panel
The name of the AORUS C500 GLASS is of course no coincidence. The side panel, which is made of tempered glass, serves as the name giver. This is supposed to allow a view into the interior. Gigabyte offers a comprehensive I/O panel so that it can also be used in the home office. In addition to the power button, this also offers three USB ports as well as an audio port.
It all sounds pretty promising, what Gigabyte promises with its AORUS C500 GLASS. However, two important question marks still remain. For example, we don’t know when the case will go on sale, nor at what price it will be launched. Should we know more about this, we will of course give you an update.