GIGABYTE Triton 180 Case

Introduction and Product Specifications

When you think of GIGABYTE, you may envision only a manufacturer of motherboards and video cards, but there is a lot more to this Taiwan based company than initially meets the eye.  GIGABYTE also markets Network Servers, Notebook PCs, a broad array of peripherals and their Thermal Solutions line which covers PSUs, air and water cooling kits, and Chassis.

When perusing GIGABYTE's line of chassis in preparation for this article, we were taken aback by just how extensive their collection was.  Their high-end 3DMercury line integrates liquid cooling with a slick aesthetic, which makes for an impressive looking premium case for the serious enthusiast.  At the other end of the spectrum is the more affordable Triton series, which offers sleek looks, a toolless design and silent air cooling that can easily be updated with a water cooling kit later on.  In between, GIGABYTE offers a broad range of chassis to fit many budgets and needs, with an obvious focus on details.

Today, we're going to focus our attention on those looking for an affordable case with premium features and room to grow.  The Triton 180 is a mid-tower which offers tons of drive bays, tool free installation and oversized fans for quiet cooling.  Those looking for a solid chassis for about $70, GIGABYTE thinks they have your answer.

GIGABYTE Triton 180 Chassis
Back in Black

Dimension:  200 x 440x 480 mm (W x H x D)

Front bezel:  Material Aluminum

Color:  Silver / Black

Side Panel:  Intel CAG1.1Air Guide Design

Body Material:  0.7 mm SECC

Net Weight:  8.4kg

5.25" drive bay:  (External) 5

3.5" drive bay:  (External) 2

3.5" drive bay:  (Internal) 3

Expansion Slot:  7

System Fan: 
(front) One 120 mm silent fan equipped  
(rear) One 120 mm silent fans equipped

I / O Ports:
Two USB2.0
One IEEE 1394
HD audio + AC97


The package we evaluated was a complete retail kit including a black Triton 180 case and a few other items to help with system assembly.   The package included a Manual that thoroughly covered all aspects of the cases' features as well as providing clear step-by-step instructions for completing a full system build.  Along with the manual, GIGABYTE provides an assembly kit to help ensure that the build goes smoothly. 

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There is a major emphasis on the Triton 180 being 'tool free', but that doesn't mean some components won't need to be screwed in the old fashioned way.  For example, standoffs and accompanying screws are provided for mounting the motherboard to the motherboard tray.  There were a few extra screws for mounting the PSU as well, while three pair of drive runners are provided for mounting drives in the three internal 3.5" bays.  Lastly, GIGABYTE included a few adhesive wire tie downs, a magnet ring and a small polishing cloth to keep the case looking new.

Tags:  Gigabyte, Triton, case, 180, ITO

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