Gigabyte XC700W is an extreme case for extreme gamers


— 2:39 PM on November 30, 2016

Are you a gamer? Are you an extreme gamer? Your build obviously requires extreme hardware, and what could be more appropriate than full-tower PC? Gigabyte's bringing the Xtreme Gaming brand to its chassis lineup with the XC700W full-tower ATX case. The massive monolith has a sheet of smoky tempered glass for a left side panel, with an RGB-LED-lit Xtreme Gaming logo underneath.

Gigabyte describes the XC700W as an ATX full tower, and it certainly fits the description, at 23" x 22" x 9" (or 58.4 cm x 55.9 cm x 22.9 cm). Despite its size, the XC700W doesn't support the E-ATX motherboard form factor. It does have room for graphics cards up to 17" long (if you should locate such a thing) and CPU coolers up to 6.7" tall (or 17 cm). Builders can fit the XC700W with three 3.5" and three 2.5" drives, as well as four double-slot graphics cards, thanks to the inclusion of an extra eighth expansion slot.

Aside from the showy light-up decoration on the side, the case actually looks rather understated. That might change once you stuff the inside full of gaming components equipped with RGB LEDs. Though it looks dark in the picture, the tempered glass panel on the side is actually translucent. Fortunately, the lighting built into the case can sync up with other products in Gigabyte's Xtreme Gaming family to avoid a terribly gauche display of mis-matched LED colors.

Up top, the XC700W will accept three 120-mm or two 140-mm fans, or a 360-mm radiator. In the rear, the case has a single 140-mm mounting where Gigabyte includes a fan. The whole floor of the case is a ventilated grille, and Gigabyte helpfully includes detachable dust filters for both the bottom and top vents. Thanks to the solid front panel, Gigabyte completely forgoes the front intake on this case. The case sits up from the surface it stands upon by way of a thick metal base, so the case can draw in cool air from there.

Gigabyte quietly added the case's product page to its website after a single teaser on Twitter, so we don't have any information about pricing or availability yet.

 
   
Register
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options