EVGA DG-7 cases cover every base

We spilled some electronic ink describing EVGA's DG-7 line of cases back in June, and they're available now for preorder. As a refresher, the DG-7 cases sits right below the company's premium DG-8 line. All four DG-7 models (DG-73, DG-75, DG-76 and DG-77) are designed to ensconce systems assembled around Mini-ITX, microATX, or ATX motherboards. The frames and right-side panels are made of steel regardless of model, but going higher up the product ladder results in steel and plastic giving way to tempered glass.

The entry-level DG-73 has a steel left side panel with an acrylic window and comes with two fans. The DG-75 has tempered glass side and front panels. The DG-76 adds a K-Boost button for toggling overclocking profiles on compatible graphics cards and CPUs, as well as an RGB LED-illuminated fan, an RGB LED controller and an I/O cover. Users can program the LED controller using EVGA's DG Tuner utility. The top-of-the-line DG-77 adds a fourth fan and a vertical graphics card mounting kit that's optional on the lesser models.

Buyers can shove graphics cards as long as 15.3" (39 cm) and as wide as 5.9" (15 cm) into the cases. The company didn't provide a maximum CPU cooler height, but we imagine it's pretty close to that maximum video card width figure. Putting all that gear inside and making a DG-7 case look ship-shape should be fairly straightforward given the built-in cable management, power supply shroud, and hidden hard drive trays. Builders can fit up to seven fans inside the chassis. Liquid-cooling aficionados can fit 360-mm radiators behind the front panel and 240-mm heat exchangers under the top.

All models measure 18.8" (48 cm) tall and are between 7.8" to 8.3" (20 to 21 cm) wide and between 18.5" to 18.9" (47 to 48 cm) deep. DG-7 series cases tip the scales at 17.7 to 22.4 lbs (or 8 to 10.1 kg) depending on how much tempered glass a specific version contains.

Interested gerbils can pre-order one of EVGA's DG-7 cases now and expect to receive it in mid-December. The black DG-73 costs $60 (at Amazon or Newegg) and the two tempered glass panels in the DG-75 boost the asking price to $90 (from Amazon or Newegg). The RGB goodies in the DG-76 add another $30, bringing the total to $120 (as seen at the rainforest retailer or the fresh ovum). The top-of-the-line DG-77 and its three tempered glass sides, the graphics card riser, and the fourth fan clocks in at $140 (available at Amazon or Newegg too). The DG-73 is only available in black, but white versions of the other three models are an option for an extra $10. EVGA backs all DG-7 models with a three-year warranty.

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    • One Sick Puppy
    • 2 years ago

    Haha. The white one looks like a radiator in an old school building.

    • juzz86
    • 2 years ago

    I run a DG-87 currently. Good case.

    Must admit I was hoping to see a more refined 8x chassis for their next round, but this makes sense I guess – there’s nothing between the Hadron and the 8x currently.

    Colour me disappointed they didn’t do a bit more at the front for ventilation, though.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    I wish vendors joining the tempered-glass bandwagon would consider putting a little more ventilation for the intakes.

    I watched the video and the front tempered glass panel is quite unambiguously sealed tight against the sides at the left and top, presumably the bottom too, based on the still images.

    All that is left for those front intakes is a sliver of a gap down the right side that you can see at about 0:14 into the video. It’s no wider than one of the exhuast grooves milled into the top panel.

    Intake: 1 slot, hindered by a filter and indirect air path.
    Exhaust: 9 slots and a very open 120mm fan bay, unfiltered and direct air path.

      • MOSFET
      • 2 years ago

      One of these days, positive pressure will be understood by case makers. Or at least they’ll understand LFM/CFM, like Dell, HP and SuperMicro. Wait, no they won’t.

        • Airmantharp
        • 2 years ago

        No problem implementing positive pressure in my Define R3…

        Just upgraded graphics, and the two GTX970s that have been serving for years look like they just came out of the box!

          • mudcore
          • 2 years ago

          Indeed. Fractal Design has both the silence focused and high airflow focused approaches covered well these days. Define series for less noise, Meshify series if you want nothing but a mesh filter in front of the fans.

        • HERETIC
        • 2 years ago

        Logic tends to be-Exhaust fans remove heat from the case-That is what we want.
        Trying to comprehend anything beyond that is just TOO much for them………….

    • NTMBK
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]EVGA DG-7 cases cover every base[/quote<] Wrong, it doesn't cover the "optical drive" base.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      1995 is still on line 2.

        • Khali
        • 2 years ago

        [quote<]1995 is still on line 2."[/quote<] Is that because you have spent the last several hours on line 1 with 1982?

          • morphine
          • 2 years ago

          Yeah, what a PITA.

        • NTMBK
        • 2 years ago

        I should probably stop using my dial up modem and let them connect…

          • MOSFET
          • 2 years ago

          If only these CompuServe forums would cooperate.

          • ywf314
          • 2 years ago

          You must be very fortunate to live in an area with good internet service. Unfortunately I do not. 4k streaming from any source like netflix or youtube is not possible for me. So I still rely on an ultra hd blu-ray drive to watch movies from my PC.

          And no I do not use dial up. Fastest internet service available to me is 12 mb/s. Nowhere near fast enough for 4k video.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 2 years ago

      They also don’t come in sizes other than “enormous”. EVGA has the Hadron line of cases that handle mini-ITX builds, but [url=https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=11<]nothing in between[/url<].

        • tay
        • 2 years ago

        Read Hardon instead of Hadron. Did “enormous” have anything to do it? Hmmmm….

      • tsk
      • 2 years ago

      Not the floppy either. 🙁
      #90’s life

      • Concupiscence
      • 2 years ago

      Not everybody needs one, but I wish they’d use the front of the case for [i<]something[/i<]. As it is the face is a stark plane with connectors shunted off to run along the top. At least give me some blinkenlights.

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      There’s no room for my golf clubs either.

      Man, case manufacturers just have NO IDEA what people want these days.

      • ywf314
      • 2 years ago

      You got that right ! I’m having a hard time replacing a very old Lian Li case. Most cases today don’t have a bay for optical drives. So this DG-7 definitely does NOT cover every base.

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