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GIGABYTE 3D Mercury Pro GZ-FW1CA-AJB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • scott p.
  • 8/22/2012 5:23:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTest of time...

Pros: -As other reviews have said, this is a good case if you're new to liquid cooling, so I bought this case for that reason.

-The thing has been running like a champ for 5 years now. Never any leaks, or failed components in the liquid cooling system. I experienced none of the issues that other customers have posted.

-Other pros: It's huge (fits everything with much room to spare), it's aluminum, very stylish without being "over-the-top", (you don't feel like you're looking at a half-computer/half jet-engine) and the liquid cooling system is easy to install and operate. Did I mention it is huge?

Cons: -It's huge.. (this is really only a problem is you have constraints on available space.)
-The AMD mounting clip is a bit flimsy, but it's held up for the 5 years I've owned it.

Other Thoughts: The radiator tank is a bit small, but for being a self-contained unit with no case modification required, I'd say it is very well designed.

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  • sandra g.
  • 1/9/2010 5:34:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: Easy to install, solid, lots of room " and that is saying it lightly" fans work good, not many sharp edges is places that count any ways, filters on the front bay mesh grates, good air flo, 5 hard drive bays 4 dvd/cd ect.. bays 2 floppy bays " why the still put them in ill never understand but ok" good blue leds on fans, all wires long enough except the 1394 " was a few inchs to short for my mobo" good, waterhoses, clamps, valves, pump, water tank, radiator.

Cons: BECAREFUL! of the Amd waterblock housing clamp it is made of cheap clear hard plastic it will bend and crack when installing if carefully installed it will do fine dont just wrench on it like a stock one it will snap!! mine is bent but will see how long it will hold

one of the screws on the cpu water block was not in straight right next to one of the inlets for the hoses please make sure you check all clamps and screws before turning on the first time it was built by a machine and can not be trusted when it comes to all your $$ you got riding in a case with water. but as for the one screw being loose i did not find any other thing loose but that does not mean it cant happen to yours so please check every thing when installing take your time it is basic understanding of how a screw and clamp works if you follow that you will be fine.
the AMD plate is really tight to install becareful when trying to install it. The dvd drive bay screwless clips are kind of tight to lock in place

Other Thoughts: Other then the few things listed above the case is a great buy kind of on the expansive side but to buy a big tall case all the fans it has the complete water cooling system and it already be installed with in the case nothing hanging out in the way making a mess behind the pc all the wiring and hoses ran you cant beat it if you are a noob and want to try a water cooling system this s good for you to learn on all the basic understanding you can learn from it.

My Rig
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3
G.SKILL Perfect Storm DDR3 2133
OCZ Z Series 1000W PSU
MSI 790FX-GD70 Mobo
Nvdia 250gts 1G

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  • Fred K.
  • 11/9/2009 10:36:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Works, fan control, helps OC my C2 2.6 to 3.6 at ~50c under load

Cons: It is a little large, however if you have a lot of drives it is what you want anyways.
A few too many LED's for my taste.

Other Thoughts: Have had no problems with this in the past year. You may want to wait until Black Friday and see if they go on sale again. I think $250 is a better, fairer price.
Remeber, you are getting an Aluminum case, decent PSU, the block and radiator are decent as well. You also get a plxiglass window along with a metal screen type one.

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  • David W.
  • 7/25/2009 3:48:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOk I Guess

Pros: Easy to for a beginner that wants watercooling. Alot of room.

Cons: Price. The extra cooling spots for graphics card/ motherboard arn't the same size as for the CPU one. Finding a clamp and hose was a pain.

Other Thoughts: Wish I never got this case since after my first graphic's card, I didn't want to buy a waterblock($80+) for the new ones I bought when air cooling is just fine. So now I just watercool my CPU. I should of got a fan case with a nice cpu heatsink and save myself $260.

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  • Thomas B.
  • 7/18/2009 8:39:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T WASTE YOUR GOOD $

Pros: Good Concept - reality is another matter...

Cons: WAY overpriced at $400 bucks, inferior quality components (my pump failed way under the 70K MBTF rating and Customer Support was an absolute disaster when trying to replace it - WEEKS and WEEKS went by as i tried like hell to get them to deliver a replacement pump - with no success. I won't bore you with the details.

Other Thoughts: I really thought i was buying a top of the line product to help OC my Core2Exteeme to the max for 3d Animation application... not so... terrible experience. This is the last Gigabyte product I will ever purchase. My serious advice... look elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

hey we try our best to give each our csutomer quality product, thank to each and everyone of our customer we learn and see what is wrong and update new product, as for the support i have forwarde this iusse to our techsupport to help with this iusse already

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  • 4/8/2009 2:58:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLarge and well built case with LGA 1366 compatibility issue

Pros: This case is well built and offers quite efficient and inexpensive built- in liquid cooling. Quite stylish.

I had no issues reported by other customers - the case was clean, absolutely new and there was no coolant leaks.

Cons: Caution, this case is not 100% compatible with LGA 1366 - i7. I mean, if you'd like to use stock cooler of i7 CPU - all you have to do is to fix it to the mobo and pray that it won't damage the PCB and sit firmly providing a good contact for cooling purposes. But if you'll want to use built-in liquid cooling capabilities of this case (if not - tons of cheaper cases are there) you'll face some complications. Supplied brackets for radiator do not fit to LGA 1366. You'll have to create custom brackets and drill the case to fix. At least, that's what I decided to do - I purchased Zalman fan and modified it to hold supplied square radiator in its place. (Oh, this radiator is tricky - tubes are coming from opposite corners and prevent easy mounting). I called Gigabyte CS - they told to send the email and descrive the problem. Still waiting for reply:) I can post some photos if someone would have the same problem.

Other Thoughts: Space for power supply is limited because of Cooling reservoir fan location. Still - it's a good case.

Manufacturer Response:

Manufacture reply: Thank you for your business with Gigabyte Technologies, we do offer LGA 1366 socket to support i7 CPU starting in May, Please contact Customer Service/ RMA Support for your pump issue. Email: Tel: 626-854-9338 (Option 4) The water block is designed to has it flow in adjacent corners to provide a better water flow. 3D Mercury come with an retainer plate for PSU which will provide 3D Mercury up to 240mm space for PSU installation, further instructions please check user manual for installation details.

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 4/2/2009 3:39:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a bad case

Pros: Great case to start out with water-cooling. quiet under normal fan speeds. looks nice. it's Huge

Cons: Does NOT have a mounting kit for 1366, it's Huge

Other Thoughts: if u are thinking of getting water cooling and a case why not get this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your business with Gigabyte Technologies, we do offer LGA 1366 socket to support i7 CPU starting in May, Please contact Customer Service/ RMA Support for your pump issue. Email: Tel: 626-854-9338 (Option 4) for the LGA 1366 socket.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 3/22/2009 8:04:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRe-review

Pros: Very spacious and easy to work in. Very versitile and low-maintenance water-cooling -- keeps your CPU very cool and allows addition of GPU cooling. Nice, understated looks. Convenient placement of front panel controls.

Cons: Fan on the water-cooling unit is a little loud, and need to be since the radiator is not very large.
Drive bay slots have sharp aluminum edges on which you can cut yourself if not careful. Very tall unit, so you should definitley check dimensions so it fits under your desk.

Other Thoughts: I reviewed this case a year ago and gave it low ratings mostly due to a major delay in a rebate from Gigabyte. I have since replaced my q9450/x38 with a 920 i7/x58 and installation was easy as cake. The included Gigabyte water-block fit perfectly on my x58 mobo (with 775 compatible mounting holes).

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  • Mark M.
  • 3/5/2009 4:13:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Solid construction, the water-cooling system is awesome and it looks great!

Cons: This thing is a really BIG case, should fit any mobo and peripherals (perk i guess).

Expensive, but worth it,

Other Thoughts: Cools well and looks great, what more could an aspiring computer enthusiast want?

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  • Steven P.
  • 8/26/2008 10:34:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmakes water cooling simple

Pros: simple water cooling setup, and a breeze to add to (the splitter valve is fantastic), especially for a neophyte
mondo huge case with good air flow. if you can't fit it in this case, it hain't gonna fit in any case.

Cons: a bit pricey at first glance, but the pre-installed water cooling system, and ease of adding additional loops makes it worth the extra $$.
it's also a bit of a beast in size. make sure you have room for it. i almost expected the monolith music from 2001 when the box was delivered.

Other Thoughts: i've been building my own computers since 1990, and i've been air cooling the whole time. until now.

okay, so this isn't a top of the line water cooling set up. if yer looking for near ambient temperatures it hain't gonna happen with this case. but it's a good intro to water cooling. and no complaints about temps - CPU has dropped from upper 60°s with a thermalright hr01 to just over 40°C.

since the original purchase, i have added a loop for two water cooled radeon 4870s in crossfire (koolance vid-487 - hey, newegg, why aren't you carrying these? you woulda made a few more bucks off me if you did...). this case made it a breeze - the splitter block made adding the cards in easy for this neophyte to water cooling. oh and temps on the video card cooling loop - somewhere around 55°-60° under load.

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