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DIYPC Alpha-GT3 Black Acrylic and Aluminum ATX Bench Case Bench Computer Case for ATX/Micro ATX motherboard – PC components not included

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  • Acrylic and Aluminum ATX Bench Case
  • 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0; 1 x headset / 1 x mic Front Ports
  • 1 ~ 2 x 5.25" External 5.25" Drive Bays

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Tired of the routine design and architecture of the conventional tower-style PC case? Feel bored with the dull elements of meshes, transparent side panels and fancy LED lights of the so-called high-end chassis? Toss the limitation and bridle into recycle bin, and indulge yourself in the nakedness and pristine form of the PC components with the open type DIYPC Alpha-GT3 acrylic bench case, which endows your build a unique appearance and makes your system stand out from crowds.

With dozens of mounting posts, screw holes and cuttings for cable-through on the upper acrylic board, the dual-layer Alpha-GT3 bench case can accommodate a Micro ATX/ATX motherboard and a longer graphics card, while the open style delivers excellent performance on cooling, compatibility, and maintenance, ideal for testing and overclocking. The HDD and ODD can be easily mounted in the compartment of the lower stand. For uncompromising convenience, a easy-access panel on the side is also included for easy connection to the peripherals.

  • newegg Easy to Install With the acrylic motherboard tray mounted on four stands, the dual-layer, open-style bench case delivers unlimited space for components and unmatched convenience for system assembly. No more hassles of groping in a narrow space!
  • newegg Excellent Cooling With heat circulation below the motherboard and high-efficiency heat convection, the bench case delivers superior cooling performance for the whole system.
  • newegg Stand-Mounted ODD and HDD The HDD and ODD can be installed in the lower compartment below the acrylic board, lowering the center of gravity for better stability and proving better protection.
  • newegg Easy Access Panel With one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and one headset + one mic ports, the side panel allows easy access to a variety of peripherals.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 4/17/2016 3:49:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSome room for improvement

Pros: It's open, which can allow for better cooling, cleaning and maintenance. It holds most of my parts properly.

Cons: It's open: that's the number 1 scariest thing about this case for me because I don't want to accidentally spill food or drink on my parts, and fry some of or all of them, costing me potentially hundreds of dollars for new parts. Some of the parts are acrylic: acrylic looks like and feels like really glossy plastic, collects dust like crazy, and is fairly weak. The expansion card support bar broke as I tried to get it parallel. Also, when I need to turn it let alone move it, it squeaks like mad. Fan support: only has built in support for one fan? I've got two fans on it thanks to some tinkering but having more fan support would be useful. Cable management: the case does not have any cable management options what-so-ever. To be fair it's open, but I'm lucky I don't have a second optical drive or hard drive, or an SSD with my other drives so I can hide my cables under them (my drives are positioned in such a way that I'm not worried about any potential of it or anything else frying).

Other Thoughts: I should have just saved my money to buy a tower instead of buying this case

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  • Danielle B.
  • 3/15/2016 8:50:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIs Exactly What DIYPC Says It Is

Pros: Easy access to everything. That's why I bought it. I am very pleased. For the $$, I can't image a better bench case for a hobbyist. It sits nice on top of my desk where I can play with everything and sip coffee until I'm bored.

Also, it's pretty. That's not why I bought it, but if you have an application where you want to show off the guts of your build. Consider this. The dark acrylic is kind'a sexy.

Cons: The acrylic is not as easy to work with as metal. Dah!

Other Thoughts: I do a build once or twice a year for myself or a friend. Before this, I would install every in the final case and work out the kinks there. There are always kinks. That’s why I don’t buy new machines from Dell. I love figuring out how to make it work. This is SOOO much easier than working instead the final case. Well worth the price.

This is for hobbyists like me. And, again I am well pleased. You professional might want something more rugged.

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  • Shawn M.
  • 1/22/2016 12:14:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's what I wanted

Pros: Good for a DIYer. Improv and knowing too tight will strip anything on a rig will get you far on your adventure. This build also has a H100i GTX attached where I had to build my own bar for the radiator @ 1st floor install. Looks great IMO.

Cons: The pci bar header either needs to be aluminum or the vertical curve needs to go end to end. Major fail, broke upon removing from packaging...

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  • Andrew H.
  • 11/25/2015 10:02:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: Acrylic broke soon after installation. The piece that holds the pci devices horizontally cracked in half.

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  • Eric W.
  • 10/29/2015 2:38:26 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect - and a tip

Pros: You don't have to remove the brown paper! I read people complaining about having to take it off, so I left all mine on. Works fine, and probably makes it squeak less - doesn't show dust. Rig is perfect for a "Folding at Home" machine, the heat from the video card and CPU are in open air and go up. An 80 mm fan creates plenty of air to cool any hard drives in the bay. PSU pulls air from the right side and vents out the back. Nothing else like it for open air set up.

Cons: A little work to get the bottom screws in for mboard mounts if you need to change them after assembly.

Other Thoughts: Nothing else like it for open air set up. Easy to swap out CPU's, Video Cards, attach connectors/wires. BTW - Mounting a video card or wireless pci card to the top rail solidifies the rigidity of the rail, and then it is solid and easy to carry around if needed.

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  • charles f.
  • 2/13/2015 10:57:54 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDIYPC Alpha-GT3

Pros: Good price, Well built.

Cons: 80 mm fan mount? Could a 120 fan mount be made? My usb audio board was broke in half.

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  • Mike G.
  • 1/7/2015 7:24:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheap,
like the 2.5" slide out bays,
lots of extra connectors to help with mounting fans and cooling solutions to the aluminum framing,

Cons: some GPU's get hung up on GPU mounting bracket,
visible sides of main top and bottom acrylic pieces are matt black/no way to visibly see shinny side,
cutouts for cable management and cpu backplate is inadequate,
corners of acrylic is actually sharp enough to damage wires,
should have come with another x2 3.5/2.5" HDD drive bay slideouts for better configuration,
USB 3.0 cable is Blue and really cheap(why blue?!?!?!)

Other Thoughts: The instructions were really easy to read (honest, no joke),
if you have a problem reading them the problem is with your level of compitence/you dont need the instructions if you've half a brain.

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  • Dennis K.
  • 12/20/2014 11:53:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove it

Pros: awesome case perfect for testing hdd's and other hardware loving it so far, not having to take the side of the case to access the SATA ports is awesome!!

Cons: all the tape on the pieces took a minute to take off but its to protect the parts so i got over it quick

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  • jeffrey s.
  • 10/14/2014 8:26:42 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper test bench

Pros: Excellent price 4 excellent product. Easy assembly will little to no help from the instructions. Nice sturdy chassis.

Cons: The instructions are pretty much useless.

Other Thoughts: I read the negative things said about this product. The only thing I found remotely true is pulling the protective paper off the various parts. Not as bad as some have said. On the two bigger parts, I simpley pulled out my temperature controlled heat gun and it peeled right off.

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  • Scott O.
  • 5/21/2014 6:11:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice case, could be improved

Pros: Fairly compact case with room for lots of hardware. Easy to disassemble a computer setup and add a new one back. Actually purchased this case to put inside a homebuilt arcade / htpc cabinet, like it so far.

Cons: The acrylic is very brittle, im surprised my setup has survived, as I am constantly moving it and carrying it around. My USB / sound microboard was doa, but I didn't plan to use it, so no damage done.

The directions really suck, because I put mine together wrong several times, and the final version still did not fit together 100% correctly.

Other Thoughts: With a few minor modifications this case could really shine. If they had allotted for 1/2 more inch of height in the bottom tray, there would have been room for a 5 in 3 (5.25 bay) raid enclosure AND 1 optical drive. 4 full 5.25 bays would have been very nice. Also I semi wish for a little cable management for the power supply cables to the drive bays... glad im using a modular...

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