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GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • 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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  • Reviews

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.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
No big complaints 10/7/2011 6:59:32 AM

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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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
You get exactly what you pay for 9/15/2011 5:35:14 PM

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

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Not what I expected 6/9/2011 11:17:33 PM

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.

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Temat 6/1/2011 4:46:58 PM

Pros: It is a case
Plenty of space
Great value

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

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
node 5/21/2011 1:06:14 PM

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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
nice basic case 4/30/2011 4:36:57 PM

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

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Night Lightweight case 2/3/2011 6:48:39 AM

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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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Decent Case 1/29/2011 10:41:39 AM

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.

Overall Review: 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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