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Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570

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overdosedelusion 15th November 2006, 11:53 Quote
man, its pretty f**kin' ugly compared to the origional design..

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or even anything else you feel the need to keep inside your computer. Some Polos, perhaps?

uh, i could think of something, bit too green and leafy to be mints though
Mother-Goose 15th November 2006, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by overdosedelusion
man, its pretty f**kin' ugly compared to the origional design..

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uh, i could think of something, bit too green and leafy to be mints though

Exactly what i was thinking, the original was kinda sexy in an industrial sense.

And as for green and leafy, it would be good to keep it dry and no moisture ;)
teamtd11 15th November 2006, 12:15 Quote
if the motherboard was higher up. so you had more room on the floor of the case, for waterpumps, radiators and such. i think it could be a lot better. when you look ta the gap between the mobo and the psu. the space seams kind of wasted :(
mclean007 15th November 2006, 12:41 Quote
Sinfully ugly IMHO. The original was far prettier - is there any practical (e.g. cooling) benefit to that hideous protrusion at the bottom of the fascia? Makes me think of a Neanderthal's jaw!
Duste 15th November 2006, 13:55 Quote
PCCaseGear just received stock of these today as well; might have to get one, eh? :P

Personally, I much prefer the new Aurora over the old mainly because of the new, slick design; the old was much more block-ish, etc...
Nature 15th November 2006, 13:56 Quote
Eh, nice toilet. Is it long enough to hold a 8800GTX(comfortably)? That should be the standard for gaming cases now...
Mother-Goose 15th November 2006, 13:56 Quote
blockish looked good IMHO, but still, for that money i'd stretch to stacker 830
Tim S 15th November 2006, 14:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nature
Eh, nice toilet. Is it long enough to hold a 8800GTX(comfortably)? That should be the standard for gaming cases now...
If you'd read the article, you'd know the answer to your question... ;)
Tim S 15th November 2006, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mother-Gooser
blockish looked good IMHO, but still, for that money i'd stretch to stacker 830
I agree, I love the Stacker 830 so much that I'm about to upgrade from the Silver to the Black version.
ShaqArif 15th November 2006, 14:35 Quote
My current case is the original GB Aurora, and I have to say, it's much nicer looking than this new one. CustomPC reviewed this case this month, and they weren't quite so impressed - citing the fact that with the harddrive bays being perpendicular to the case, the airflow isn't great, as the HDD bays block the flow from the front fan. I've not had a problem with my case, but then I don't overclock, and I run a fairly modest system.
tkdwarrior 15th November 2006, 15:14 Quote
ugh. looks like this thing fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. no thanks.

HOWEVER, i think the interior really shines. they really planned the layout well except the height of the motherboard positioning, as has been said. it would be a good candidate for a total (frontal) facelift/replacement.

good review Tim.
Techno-Dann 15th November 2006, 16:27 Quote
It's a brilliant interior design. A pity it's shackled to such a blocky front. Nice try, but I'd rather get the original Aurora, thanks.
Buzzons 15th November 2006, 16:39 Quote
question : on most water cooling, the reservoir goes on the outside, hence the holes, however, the barbs are usually at the top and bottom of said reservoir, not both at the bottom, so why is one hole not at the top of the case?
kickarse 15th November 2006, 17:04 Quote
I would buy it or the original in a heartbeat.
Nature 15th November 2006, 17:13 Quote
Just because I don't like the look of the case I still have to hand it to you for the thurough article (which I did read ).... I was just wandering if ye actually installed an 8800 and how graceful the process is/was.... I'll just use my imagination :(

indo-european flaun
customh 15th November 2006, 21:09 Quote
I love the space, but the looks aren't anything to jump up and down about. Mixed feelings, good in general i think though. great review as always!!
samkiller42 15th November 2006, 21:17 Quote
OH NO, a door, oo, i hate doors on my PC :D So annoying opening it all the time just to use the dam DVD drive

Sam
DXR_13KE 15th November 2006, 21:17 Quote
i was watching this article in my uni in a study room were my friends hang out, one of them shouted "is that a coffee machine? that looks like a coffee machine!"

it is less beautiful than the original.... very.
saeghwin 16th November 2006, 01:45 Quote
I agree in that it doesn't look as good as the first model. I'm currently looking at a different Gigabyte case right now: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811233006

It's not quite as nice as the one reviewed here I think, but it looks good nonetheless. Has anyone heard anything or had any experience with it yet?
Salazaar 16th November 2006, 09:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Buzzons
question : on most water cooling, the reservoir goes on the outside, hence the holes, however, the barbs are usually at the top and bottom of said reservoir, not both at the bottom, so why is one hole not at the top of the case?

I've got an original 3D Aurora and dual 120mm Black Ice radiator mounted on the back. Both barbs are at the bottom though so I had no problems.
Mother-Goose 16th November 2006, 10:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
I agree, I love the Stacker 830 so much that I'm about to upgrade from the Silver to the Black version.

Lol, the only diff between the black one is the colour right? That was the one I was tempted to get as well, so I can get a design engraved into bits of it.

That said, if you were thinking about selling the silver one gimme a PM lol i'll take it off your hands for a reasonable price
Spaceraver 16th November 2006, 23:53 Quote
I have the original Aurora, with a mod in plan... and i love it just the way it is, i watercool also, and there is ample space for everything here.. the fact that there are sharp edges on the right side of this chassis and a few other places isn't something you will be bothered with unless you remove all and every removable panel / front and start feeling around where you dont normally do...
holiver 17th November 2006, 12:52 Quote
I have the original Aurora, and whilst it is a nice case, there are several issues with it, which affect the new one too. First of all, it is constructed of very thin aluminium so resonance is an issue when trying to build a quiet PC. Secondly, the hard drive cage is mounted the wrong way and really inhibits airflow. To combat this, I opened up the 3.5" bays and whacked a filter in there. I really wish I had bought a black P180 :(
I_think_I_know 21st November 2006, 11:38 Quote
I have a Gigabyte Poseidon and Im happy with it.
Its a very clean case and offers very similar features as the 3D Aurora.
The one I have come with both the panels (see-though & mesh), you can change it, its easy, it also offers the ID logo, cable management and the holes for the Liquid cooling (if you want one). Anyway, I like it.

I also agree that the original 3D Aurora design is better, but looking at the 3D Aurora 570 in front of your eyes will make you think twice. Its really not that bad, I have seen worst looking cases.
crypt03 21st November 2006, 11:49 Quote
does anyone here know how to mold/bend plexyglass if so will u let me know please im just starting modding and such and it will help dramaticaly
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