GMC H-80 ATX Mid-Tower Gaming PC Case ReviewTue, Apr 20, 2010 - 12:00 AM
GMC H-80 First Impressions
Well, I have to say I quite like the design of the H-80; its vents and grills give it an industrial edginess, but its glossy curvy plastic front makes it work without looking out of place as, say, your parent’s computer. The shroud on the top of the case houses the top 120mm fan.
The H-80’s front is full of hidden drive bays and doors, which do a great job at stopping a square/flat optical drive from spoiling its clean lines. The top two bay doors cover the optical bays and flap down as the drive tray opens. The third one down isn’t actually a door, but is where the case accessory box is found (more on that later). The fourth is a flip down cover for an external 3.5″ bay that will most likely used for card readers in this day and age. Even the panel with the GMC logo is a flip up door to allow easy access for cleaning the front 120mm fan’s dust filter, or potentially to let more air through to the fan.
The left side panel has a nice big dual filtered intake grill with options to have it fitted with a single 250mm fan or four 120mm fans. The slatted vents on the right allow for air to be drawn in near the hard drives and optical drives, but I suspect they are mostly decorative.
The back of the case shows us that the H-80 supports external watercooling (though it doesn’t look like you could use anything over 1/2″ OD tubing). It has support for Full-ATX motherboards with 7 PCI expansion slots, and has a stock exhaust 120mm fan. The PSU is bottom mounted, so that should add some stability to the case when everything is fully assembled.