GIGABYTE Triton 180 Case

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System Build and Conclusion

To really get a feel for what it's like to work with the GIGABYTE Triton 180, we put together a compelte system inside the case.  When it came to the installation of the motherboard, we missed the option for a removable motherboard tray, but this was not a huge obstacle.  Installing the PSU, hard drive and graphics card all went smoothly.  While we used an ATI X2600XT for this test build, we also tried dropping a GeForce 8800GTX into the slot as well, since it is the longest card on the market.  With some cases, the long 8800GTX can pose a problem with hitting the hard drive cage, but the Triton 180 was manufactured with this in mind, allowing our card to fit into place without issue.

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Once we got all the hardware in place, it was time to fire up the system to get a sense for just how quiet the "silent" case fans were.  In the end, the only fan we actually heard was the CPU cooler that was used.  The case fans were very quiet while also moving a fair amount of air through the interior of the chassis.  With a quiet cooler and PSU installed, the Triton 180 should be an excellent candidate for those looking to build a near silent PC.

When building a new computer, or simply replacing an existing case, it's important to have a quality chassis to house all of your components.  For those in the market for a quality chassis that won't break the bank, GIGABYTE has come up with an affordable solution in the Triton 180.  For about $70, the Triton 180 offers a mostly tool free design that can house up to 10 drives while keeping things cool with two included 12cm case fans.  Not only were we impressed with how quiet the fans were, we also liked the little touches, such as wiring already run neatly in the case and rubber shock absorbers to buffer any vibrations.  Having a washable dust filter mounted on the front of the case was another plus, although the removal of the front bezel could use a redesign so users don't have to remove the side panels to clean the filter.  That niggle aside, this case proved to be an excellent offering for the price.

The GIGABYTE Triton 180 was a bit of a surprise. Whether you are looking to build a quiet air cooled rig or a water-cooled system, the Triton 180 can help get the job done. While it may not be a flashy product with bright LED case fans and a windowed side panel, we still find its form appealing while its function delivered on virtually every front.  For $70, we find it hard not to recommend the GIGABYTE Triton 180 chassis to anyone looking for a quality case with a strong emphasis on value.

  • Tool Free Design
  • Abundant Airflow
  • Air Filter 
  • Tons of Room for Multiple Drives
  • Very Quiet Case Fans 
  • Great Value
  • Bezel/Filter Removal Requires Both Side Panels be Removed
  • CAG1.1 Cone May Hit Larger CPU Coolers  

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