Gigabyte Mercury Pro Case


How about buying an all-aluminum case with a built-in water cooling system? Meet Mercury Pro, the latest release from Gigabyte. Besides coming with a built-in water cooling system, it also has three 120 mm fans, two at the rear and one at the front. Check it out.

Gigabyte Mercury ProFigure 1: Gigabyte Mercury Pro.

As you can see in Figure 1, Mercury Pro has seven 5 ¼” bays and two 3 ½” bays (plus five internal 3 ½” bays). However, as the first two top bays are used by the water tank from the water cooling system, there are only four 5 ¼” bays available. The small window you can see on the top two bays is for you to control the water level of the system.

Mercury Pro is all manufactured in aluminum, has a replaceable side panel – you can choose between using a transparent side window or a meshed panel, both options come with the case – and is available in two colors, black or silver. As you have already noticed, we took a look at the black model.

The water cooling parts are located on the top of the case and we will show them in a minute. But first let’s take a look at the switches, LEDs and connectors available on the top of the case. As you can see in Figure 2, you will find on this case the following items: power switch, reset switch, HDD LED, power LED, fan speed control knob, water flow indicator, four USB ports, headphone jack, mic in jack, and a FireWire port.

Since this is a high-end case, we think it could have come with an eSATA port as well, since this feature is starting to appear on high-end cases from other brands.

Gigabyte Mercury ProFigure 2: Buttons, connectors and LEDs on the top of the case.

As you can see on Figures 1 and 2, there is a big knob on top of the case. By removing this knob you have access to the water tank, to fill it with coolant.

Gigabyte Mercury ProFigure 3: Access to the water tank.

Let’s now explore the water cooling system that comes with Mercury Pro.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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