GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

GELID – a known brand in providing high quality PC cooling solutions has a foot into the PC Casing industry as well. The DarkForce casing is not new, and neither is it related to the Star Wars franchise. (Sorry, you don’t get a free Yoda figurine with this!)

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

The casing is big. Not the biggest around but big nevertheless.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

Buttons and ports are all at the top, this makes it easily accessible but I worry how much dust would the USB ports accumulate as time goes by. Blower anyone?

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

You’ll notice that the top of the casing isn’t flat, that’s because there’s this dock for you to connect your SATA devices right to it.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

Withe the buttons and ports all at the top, that makes the front really clean looking.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

As for the side, you saw the windowed panel in an earlier picture. What I didn’t like about this window is that the acrylic panel is placed at the front instead of behind the case.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

As for the rear of the case, there are holes for water cooling tubes to run around, along with a 120mm fan.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

Another view, from around the PSU area of the casing.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

The bottom of the casing is grilled, great for reducing dust intake.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

GELID took pain to put minor details such as connectors, within the casing. This helps a lot in cable management.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

There’s plenty of room for drives and whatever you have in mind to occupy the front bays. The drive holding cages are removable as well.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

The casing also comes with a solid base, with a cutout for ease of managing heatsinks with backplates.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

Here’s what the casing look like upon full setup.

GELID DarkForce (FT-GD01-A) PC Casing Review

What’s the setup like?

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The Verdict

It’s a great casing, prices hovers around 80 USD, around RM 250 – 300 range which I think is a good price for a casing of such build and space.

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