GIGABYTE this month quietly introduced two PC chassis that belong to the flagship Xtreme Gaming family of products. Both computer cases can boast a distinctive design as well as organized internal airflows, cable management, customizable RGB lighting that can be controlled using software, transparent full side panel windows, detachable dust filters and other elements typical of a high-end chassis. The XC700W and the XC300W are aimed at slightly different classes of PCs.

The GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming XC700W: Big

The flagship of the Xtreme Gaming chassis lineup is the XC700W that GIGABYTE positions for high-end desktops. Following the latest industry trends, this PC case does not support any 5.25” devices and thus will not be able to house even a mobile ODD. The total amount of hard drives or SSDs that the XC700W can house is six (three 2.5” and three 3.5”), which is lower than the amount of SATA connectors on advanced motherboards, but which should be enough for gamers if they use top-of-the-range drives.

GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming XC700W
Motherboard Size ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External None
Internal 3 × 3.5" (with 3.5" to 2.5" frame)
3 × 2.5" (behind MB)
Cooling Front None
Rear 1 × 140 mm (included)
Top 3 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm
HDD/Side None
Bottom None
Radiator Support Front None
Rear 140 mm
Top Depends on installed cooling systems
Side -
Bottom -
Expansion Slots 8
I/O Port 2 × USB 3.0, 2 × USB 2.0, 1 × Headphone, 1 × Mic
Power Supply Size ATX (up to 220 mm)
Dimensions 593.5 × 240.5 × 546.6 mm
Features · Tempered glass side panel
· 16.8M customizable RGB lighting
· Detachable dust filter
Price unknown

The XC700W PC case has plenty of space inside and can accommodate both custom-built as well as all-in-one liquid cooling systems. In addition, the case supports up to six fans to ensure proper airflows.

As for materials, the full-tower case is made of steel, aluminum and tempered black glass. The weight of the chassis is 15.4 kilograms. Meanwhile, pricing of the XC700W is unknown.

The GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming XC300W

The Xtreme Gaming XC300W is considerably smaller than the XC700W and weighs just around 7 kilograms. The chassis is made of steel and plastic, which is why it is logical to expect it to be more affordable as well (exact MSRP will vary by region).

The XC300W is designed for compact gaming systems, but it can accommodate ATX motherboards as well as up to four SSDs or HDDs (two 2.5” and two 3.5” drives). Just like its bigger brother, the XC300W does not support ODDs.

GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming XC300W
Motherboard Size ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External None
Internal 2 × 3.5" (with 3.5" to 2.5" frame)
2 × 2.5" (behind MB)
Cooling Front 3 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm
Rear 1 × 120 mm (included) or 1 × 140 mm
Top 2 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm
HDD/Side None
Bottom None
Radiator Support Front None
Rear 140 mm
Top -
Side -
Bottom -
Expansion Slots 7 or 2 (the case supports horizontal installation of a graphics card)
I/O Port 2 × USB 3.0, 1 × Headphone, 1 × Mic
Power Supply Size ATX (up to 200 mm)
Dimensions 440 × 210 × 469 mm
Features · Tempered glass side panel
· 16.8M customizable RGB lighting
· Detachable dust filter
Price unknown

Despite its relatively small sizes, the XC300W has enough space inside for AIO liquid cooling systems. In addition, the chassis can also house five 120-mm fans to cool down components with high TDP, including multi-core overclocked CPUs as well as high-end graphics cards. It is noteworthy that the XC300W supports vertical installation of video cards as well which will please modders as well as owners of custom-design graphics adapters (such as those in GIGABYTE's own Xtreme Gaming lineup) with plenty of LEDs and stylish design.

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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Friday, December 09, 2016 - link

    Tempered glass is SO ~META~... Reply
  • jamyryals - Friday, December 09, 2016 - link

    I'd much prefer you not publish these articles until the price is known. Reply

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