There are a LOT of computer cases on the market. Some are made from steel, some from aluminum. Several are tall and a growing number have defied logic at how small they can be. Despite their differences they all serve a common purpose with a designed intent. Trends in the enthusiast world have shaped the direction of the computer case from their humble roots in vast expandability to modern designs that lack external drive bays and feature exotic materials.
In this review I’ll be looking at the HBT+ (HonBonTech) Gravity 6 Enthusiast Computer Case. This is mid-tower case that has been described as an Enthusiast Playground for its attention to detail, expansive watercoolling support and modern design. If you happened to catch the November 2016 mainshow of The Hardware Asylum Podcast you will have already gotten an overview of the Gravity 6 and what makes it different from the competition.
Material Aluminum + SECC
Dimension: 242 * 545 * 510 mm / 9.5" * 21.5" * 20.1"
Case Gross weight: 11KG
MB Form Factor Support ITX/ Micro-ATX/ ATX/ EATX(width:267mm)
Drive Bay 3.5" x Max: 9 / 2.5" x Max: 9
External Connectivity: *USB 3.0 x 2 / *Mic-in x 1 / *Audio-out x 1
Expansion Slots: 7
Cooling System Fans:
- Front panel:120mm x 3, 140mm x 2
- Top panel:120mm x 3, 140mm x 2
- Rear:120mm x 1, 140mm x 1
- Bottom:120mm x 1, 140mm x 1
Cooling System Radiator:
- Front panel:360/ 280/ 240/ 140/ 120mm
- Top panel:360/ 280/ 240/ 140/ 120mm
- bottom:140/ 120mm
Cable managements clearance 34mm
Maximum GPU Length 420mm (front panel fans included)
Maximum CPU cooler Height 180mm
The HBT+ Gravity 6 is essentially a standard SECC steel chassis that has been clad in aluminum. Both side panels are made from thick aluminum sheets while the plastic front and top bezels are covered in aluminum veneer. While not as elaborate as a fully aluminum chassis the design decision afforded them more flexibility in the outward appearance.