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-- Posted by: dave303
-- Posted on: 2007-05-11
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Having been taking a closer look at a couple of cases this past year. I wanted to see what this looked like against the Thermaltake Mozart XT (very large) and against one of my Dragon cases (mid tower).

The featured case is the one on the far left. You might miss it as it is dwarfed by the other two cases.

 

 

After a week of having the Media Center PC in the case, I was asked to get that back in its real home, I decided to place a full size motherboard in the GTR for the second test. Before doing that, I wanted to open up the air flow between the motherboard and video card so I added a slotted slot cover.

The new Gigabyte motherboard that is full size lined up with the standoffs without a problem. We'll dive into what the new board is in another review ;)

The new board has the PCI-E slot on location 6, not 7 like the last one. So I had to adjust the expansion board cage, in doing so I found another issue with things lining up. The small tab that is circled needs to be cut down by 2 mm at least so the cover piece fits.

Without the spacer piece you have a gap, granted it is in the back of the case, it is still there.

The full size board does fit and they can add the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R to the list of compatible motherboards.

The case does fit into a backpack to help with transportation to a LAN events. With the built in handle, it makes transporting the case quite easy. The mounting post I feel should have been removable. Running the computer in the case for a few days, I did notice the heat by the video card but nothing too bad. Something that might help with some air flow around the cards would be to add a slotted slot cover like I did. They might also want to make sure things line up 100% on the expansion card cage both ways. Nothing looks sexier than carbon fiber even if it is just painted. GTR Technology Corporation did add to the design by adding the air intake and making them look like what you would see on a high performance car. Which is probably why it's called the Sport Case. 

I would like to thank GTR Tech Corporation for sending this case over for review!



Pros:

  • Fits in a backpack
  • Nice paint job
  • Built in case handle
  • Unique design for the air intake vents


Cons:

  • Non-adjustable motherboard post
  • Steel slot cover on an all aluminum case
  • PCI ribbon connected backwards

 


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