Skip to main content

In Pictures: The Last Three Sub-$100 Gaming Cases, Previewed

Atop The GT1

A set of clips inside the GT1’s top panel secure a pair of 120 mm exhaust fans. Any radiator placed here would need to be passively cooled, as there isn’t enough room above the motherboard to hold both the fans and a radiator.

Inside The GT1

Behind intake fans, two cages that could hold up to seven 3.5” drives are filled with only six trays. In addition to tray holes, a 2.5” drive mount is built into the divider between these cages.

GT1 Cable Management

With little offset in its motherboard tray, the GT1 relies on a side-panel extension to rout the power supply's eight-pin auxiliary cable to your motherboard. The tray steps inward near drive cages to hold the 24-pin ATX cable, and access holes are reserved to the stepped-in portion of the tray.

Not to be confused with other connectors of similar design, a three-pin connector is wired to a custom four-pin adapter to control fan speed. Additional four-pin fans must be daisy-chained to the first adapter, and the output end of the adapter must only be used for fans.

GT1 Induction

A single 120 mm intake fan with clip-on dust filter occupies the bottom of a two-fan intake mount, behind the GT1’s face panel. Hook tabs hold the right side of the face panel, while a trio of finger tabs secures the left.

More GT1 Dust Prevention

Filter mesh covers the GT1’s power supply intake and bottom fan mount. These must be wiggled out of their holding tabs for cleaning.

GT1 Drive Dock

Internal drives can be docked externally to the GT1’s top mount, which is designed for 3.5” disks. The left edge acts as a guide for 2.5” SSD/hard drive installation.

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.
  • songorocosongo
    I had never seen the In Win GT1, between those three that's the one I would buy
    Reply
  • allanitomwesh
    Tom's should request itx enclosures that just came out at computex for a showdown Just tell them smaller is better cause lianli is obsessed with harddrive bays.
    Reply
  • Madn3ss795
    I must not be the only one who prefer Antec One over the GX700.
    Reply
  • Crashman
    10955347 said:
    I must not be the only one who prefer Antec One over the GX700.
    We only know what Antec prefers :)

    Reply
  • dalmvern
    I like the look of the GX700. I think the military style/design is pretty cool, but the flip cover for the fan control is great. "Too close for missiles, im switching to guns!"
    Reply
  • jack1982
    In Win looks like a Gundam from the front lol.
    Reply
  • Lord_Kitty
    I think the Corsair 200R and 300R needs some more attention.
    Reply
  • g-unit1111
    10957096 said:
    I think the Corsair 200R and 300R needs some more attention.

    I don't think the 200R has been reviewed, but the 300R definitely has.

    I don't really like the look of the Antec GX700 - it kind of looks like it belongs in a locker room.
    Reply
  • Onus
    I'm not sure I cared for any of these. In Win's branding is too prominent, the Antec seems to be lacking in cable management, and CM is never an option, for other reasons.
    Reply
  • Alex1992
    The scout 2 is a great case, lots of room, looks great and easy to transport
    Reply