The side panels, which are held in by two thumbscrews each, are painted in a black finish that is, although not of the highest quality, still good looking. This case will really blend in with any furniture arrangement that you may have. A handle recess is present to allow easy removal of the side panels. On the inside is specially designed foam that has been stuck on to dampen the sound that would normally escape from the side panels.
The interior of the GMC Trinity is very spacious and provides for easy installation. Although there is no removable motherboard tray present, system builders should have no problems installing the motherboard.
The front of the case features support for two 80mm fans but these aren't very effective as there is nowhere for the fans to draw air from the outside of the case. The airflow will be examined in more depth later on in the review. A removable hard drive cage is present which provides for easy hard drive installation. The HDD selector clips onto this cage and provides the function of allowing you to connect up to three hard drives to it. Each hard drive can have a separate installation on it with different operating systems if you wish. To choose which one to boot from, just press the corresponding button on the front of the case. The optical drives are screwed in, in the normal manner with a number of screws.
The bottom and top of the case are covered in the same noise absorbing foam pads as the side panels to minimize sound leakage throughout the case. Another sound prevention feature is the silicon coating that is featured throughout the system. Every surface is coated in it to further dampen system noise.
Everything fits together perfectly and I experienced absolutely no hassles in installing a complete system in it. An absolute joy for any system builder.
- P4-C 2.4GHz overclocked to 3GHz
- Coolermaster IHC-L71 heatsink/fan
- Gigabyte 8IK1100 Motherboard
- 512mb Corsair TWINX3200LL
- 128mb Gigacube Radeon 9800 Pro
- Zalman 80C-HP video card heatsink
- 80GB Maxtor SATA 7200rpm 8mb cache HDD