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GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SGCC ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The Gigabyte gz-ph1a3 mid-tower case is ideal for computer builders who’d rather spend their money on the contents, than on the case! The mid-tower gz-ph1a3 offers bays for four external 5.25” drives, one external 3.5” drives, and five internal 3.5” drives, and keeps it all cool with an 80mm rear fan and air guide to direct the air where it’s most needed.

You’ll get seven full-size expansion slots, and a tray that supports Micro ATX and ATX motherboards. The front panel features two USB ports and audio jacks. The Gigabyte gz-ph1a3 is a good basic case with the style gamers crave!

  • newegg Great Expandability with 10 Drive Bays Boasting four external 5.25" drive bays and six 3.5" drive bays (1 external and 5 internal), the Gigabyte gz-ph1a3 provides superior expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Gigabyte gz-ph1a3 features one 80mm rear fan, side air duct and video card vent for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Gigabyte gz-ph1a3 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
gz-ph1a3

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SGCC
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1 x 80mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct
Yes

Physical Spec

Dimensions
13.78" x 7.09" x 16.54"
Weight
12 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kwamie G.
  • 10/7/2011 6:59:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo big complaints

Pros: Good case. Ventilation is pretty good. Bright LEDs which I like (i know some folks do not) and with all components and power supply- then end product looks neat and is still somewhat light. Decent buy for the price.

Cons: Somewhat cramped internally, but not so that you cannot fit your components.
Steel casing is somewhat thin and as such flexes somewhat. Edges are a bit sharp also(careful when installing)

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  • Kyle S.
  • 9/15/2011 5:35:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsYou get exactly what you pay for

Pros: Price
SLIGHTLY smaller foot print. Probably better suited for a micro atx boards.
LEDs function as a night light...or flickering lamp

Cons: Little tight inside. I had some navigating some components.
LEDs burn retinas
I/O panel has razor sharp edges

Other Thoughts: This is a pretty utilitarian case, which I'm completely happy with. The one image led me to believe the side panel was hinged. Be sure not to drop yours like I did (no harm done). The LEDs are VERY bright, which I still don't understand. It needs a dimmer switch. I put electrical tape over them. I did manage to filet the tip of my finger on the I/O panel, but that's my fault, not the case's -- just a warning.

I'm a pretty happy camper with a new budget PC. :)

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  • Christopher B.
  • 6/9/2011 11:17:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot what I expected

Pros: This case has a nice layout both inside and out. Particulary, it has easy to access USB ports on the front and plenty of bays for multiple hard drives. It has a very pleasing aesthetic, and I do like the LEDs on the front panel. It is a very light weight case, but that comes at a cost.

Cons: This case is very flimsy. The steel is very thin and will bend with very little extra force. The face plate is a pain to remove to add extra case fans or to even to add 5.25" accessories. You must be methodical in putting your components in this case as the inner space is cramped. I had to pull the power supply to get the motherboard in, then had to tightly bend the power cables to ensure the DVD burner would seat all the way in. Be careful not to overtighten any screws on the case, or you will easily strip the threads out of the hole.

Other Thoughts: I know this case is very reasonably priced, but I have come to expect better quality from Gigabyte products. I have been a religious purchaser of their motherboards for years and have had great success with their performance and endurance. I was quite let down when I saw the quality of this product, and even more disappointed when I went to work on constructing the machine with the little pains I had to endure. If you are looking for an inexpensive case for a micro ATX layout, then this case will work in a pinch. If you are looking to build a system with a standard ATX board and a beefy power supply with extra cooling fans and multiple peripherals in it, there are other inexpensive options that are better constructed and will better suit your needs.

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  • lukasz k.
  • 6/1/2011 4:46:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTemat

Pros: It is a case
Plenty of space
Great value

Cons: Standoffs strip easily
There was tape on top of the case

Other Thoughts: Just needed to transplant my micro ATX. Since the mobo is old, i figured it does not deserve anything fancy, but no longer wanted to keep it in half a case. This case brings my old PC back to life.
The price is right for the case. No problems with anything warping out of shape, or into a circle. I thought I could be careful with the standoffs, since many reviews mentioned them, but it could not be circumvented.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/21/2011 1:06:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnode

Pros: Cheap, affordable. Has a relatively good design for air flow for such an affordable case. I like the light scheme on the front.

Cons: Feels cheap, very light and flimbsy. Didn't come with enough hardware for motherboard mounting screws.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/30/2011 4:36:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice basic case

Pros: Low price, very quiet, nice looking

Cons: It is cramped, but I knew that when I purchased it since I know how to read measurements. My micro ATX board fit just fine. The Gigabyte passive cooled video card barely fit due to the case's short depth, but it did fit

Other Thoughts: I built this system for my daughter and son-in-law. The metal is thin, but if it's just going to sit in a computer cabinet, who cares? I wouldn't ship it anywhere unless it was packed extremely well.

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  • Steve M.
  • 2/3/2011 6:48:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNight Lightweight case

Pros: Pretty nice sleek case
Good front ports
extremely light but yet well built when fully assembled
Nice light on the front to show power on.
all in all nice case

Cons: None

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  • David G.
  • 1/29/2011 10:41:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent Case

Pros: Nice-looking case, room for 2 fans up to 90mm: One in front, one in back, plus mount for 120mm fan on side panel.

Price was excellent, almost cost as much to ship.

Cons: Thinner gauge steel than I'm used to seeing, motherboard standoffs stripped out holes when tightening, had to get creative.

No bottom feet, 1 rear fan (80mm) only. Took an egg for assembly difficulty, gave it back for Newegg's prompt shipping and handling.

Other Thoughts: Be very careful when tightening motherboard standoffs.

Also, there is a mounting area for a front fan, but make sure you get a THIN one, not more than 90mm in size. 120mm will NOT fit, either front or back. Side panel has room for 2 fans, (1) x 120mm plus a CPU duct that can be replaced with an 80mm.

This is a bare bones case, no doubt about that. Well worth the price though.

Be advised: Front panel will not pop off by itself, it is fastened to the case.

The interior is VERY tight, distance between PSU and DVD drive about 1 inch depending on size of components.

Will fit graphics cards to about 9.5 inches in length (maybe). Standard ATX board will fit, but very tight.

No tool-less wonder here folks...everything's done the hard(ware) way...;) Get the screwdriver and be patient.

Dirt-cheap, got it for $19.99 plus $9.99 shipping.

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  • Brandon T.
  • 1/28/2011 10:48:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Case for Good Price

Pros: Price is great, looks really good for the price, Like the amount of case fan slots. 1st cheap case i've seen with marked input headers. Comes with plenty of screws.

Cons: Case is a little cramped, one of the motherboard standoffs striped very easily but i had a spare anyway. The front audio jacks did not work but i dont use them anyway.

Other Thoughts: This case is well priced and as long as you are not building a high performance machine you should be pleased with this case.

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  • John V.
  • 1/26/2011 10:45:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the Price

Pros: Very attractive and there's quite enough space for the micro ATX board I installed.

Cons: The case seems flimsy and cheap but didn't expect much more for $20.

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