Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review :: Inside of the Poseidon

10-28-2006 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Doc Overclock

So the first thing we did was to tear apart the case and take a serious look at how the case was made and if was constructed in an ergonomic or inane manner. The case is actually made very well and did not cut me, or otherwise damage my persona while disassembly and reassembly took place. The case is made of heavyweight steel and durable plastic. All the rear panel brackets have self locking plastic tabs that eliminate the need for screws in order to hold in your discreet add-in cards such as VGA or audio. The rear 120mm fan is wired into the system and is used for venting air out of the system, it also lights up blue or white (depending on the setting) when the system is powered on and looks pretty cool at night through the optional clear side panel.


Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Inside Poseidon

Inside Poseidon

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Rear Lock Tabs

Rear Lock Tabs

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Rear 120mm Fan

Rear 120mm Fan

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review HDD Bays

HDD Bays


The hard drive bays are all turned sideways to enable the user quick and easy access to the hard drives and makes cabling and changing the HDD drives a much quicker affair. The floppy or 1.44 bays as well as the optical or 5.25 bays all have sliding mechanisms to lock your drives into place once again eliminating the need for any tools or screws. The floppy and optical drives just slide into the bays and the sliding tab slid back into place locks them into position. The plastic is well made and not flimsy enough to be broken or damaged easily. Installing the drives is a breeze when the enclosure implements this type of design, it not only makes the case tool-less, but also removes the factor of dropping screws that can get lost under the motherboard causing all kinds of mischief.


Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Angle Shot

Angle Shot

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review 5.25 Bays

5.25 Bays

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Locked Bay

Locked Bay

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Unlocked Bay

Unlocked Bay



Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Back Panel

Back Panel

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Rear Harness

Rear Harness

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Front Panel 1

Front Panel 1

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Front Panel 2

Front Panel 2


The backside of the case has enough room available to tuck in cables or PSU leads if you want to make a custom built clean system. The front panel is removable and shows how the lights can be changed from blue to white via the hidden switch located there. There are front panel connections for the USB, FireWire and both headphone and microphone inputs. The front panel LED lights are also located here and we actually got a pretty good close up of that as well. The cases design allows for you to very easily remove and then reassemble the front panel making it an almost no-brainer to do task. The case front panel also offers a nifty filter that cane be removed to clean when it eventually gets dusty, which is an inevitable future event. Gigabyte has done a good job with both the design and engineering as far as the inside of the case goes, and no disappointments were to be found regarding this aspect of the Poseidon. If you want to use a liquid cooled system pre-made holes are available to run the tubing to and from the system. This can be a very excellent option depending on your system build, and makes the installation process of many liquid coolers an easier task, and one that will not require drilling.


Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Control Switch

Control Switch

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Front Audio

Front Audio

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Front LED

Front LED

Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review USB/Firewire

USB/Firewire



Gigabyte Poseidon Case Review Front Panel

Front Panel

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