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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [03.07.07]
Manufactured by: Gigabyte


The Ways of the Exterior

Subtle exterior improvement number four is the relocation of the front access ports to the front of the case.

Previously these ports were located on the lower right hand side of the case, which like the door, was the wrong side of the case for the majority of people. Though this may seem minor, for someone who has been using the original case for over a year now, I can tell you that the original location is major pain in the butt.

Moving on to our final subtle item number five, the side mesh window has been extended and enlarged to show off more of your bling-bling interior.

I personally prefer the honeycomb mesh/dust filter combination tenfold over a plexi glass side window. I find the mesh does a good job of showing off any internal lighting while hiding any undesirable cabling.  The mesh of course also allow for greater airflow in and out of the case itself.

Just in case you completely disagree with me though, Gigabyte has gone the extra mile and included an optional plexi side window with the Aurora 570!

The plexi and mesh side panels are easily interchanged through the use of tiny screws hidden on the inside of the door panel. I can't say enough about Gigabyte for including this little optional feature. It is a great example of a manufacturer going above and beyond for their customers.

If it's not broke don't fix it

As much as Gigabyte tried to improve the deficiencies in the original 3D Aurora with the 3D Aurora 570, they also had the wisdom to keep the things that worked well.

First up are the built in rear water cooling pass-through ports. These ports are made of serrated rubber triangular sections that are big enough to allow even the thicker tubing to pass through without issue.

These holes were designed with Gigabyte's water cooling system in mind, but would be completely functional with any system that uses an external radiator system.

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