GT-05

 

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The Cooltek GT-05 hails from our new ‘Gaming Tower’ series and offers an outstanding price-performance ratio and versatile features. The sophisticated mini-tower is aimed at customers who want to build a powerful gaming system on the basis of a Micro-ATX board.

A highlight of the gaming compact case is certainly the simple hardware installation, which is due to the practical hinged mechanism. Other features of the case include an external card reader for SD and Micro SD cards, as well as the ability to customize the color scheme of the case.

Front and top of the GT-05 are decorated in black piano lacquer finish, only the removable plastic inlays are matt black. Included are three additional color options of these elements (green, orange and white)  - for front and top, as well as Reset- and Power-Button. Thus the user has the option to adjust the case according to his own liking. To this end the user needs only to remove cover and front, the inlays can be removed and replaced with a few simple steps. A one-time variability!

A generously sized MESH element can be found in the lower half of the front panel. The I/O panel with 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, HD audio ports, and the card reader, is located in the top, as are power and reset button.

One 3.5 inch and one 5.25 inch external bays are available for installation of appropriate drives. The 5.25 inch drive bay is equipped with a flip-down panel. This creates a uniform color appearance which is maintained even when using a different colored optical drive. It can be used with all conventional drives that use tray drawer. The installation of the external 5.25 drive is done via a convenient quick-lock fastener without the use of screws or tools.

The real strength of the GT-05 is revealed when the side panels are removed. The inner space is divided in two horizontally separate thermal zones. Intense heat components, such as CPU and graphics card, are physically separated from the power supply and hard drives, which greatly optimizes the heat balance of the case.

In the upper zone, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX boards can be installed. With the ability to easily fold forward the composite of lid and front after removing the two screws, the installation of motherboard, graphics card and CPU cooler gets an absolute breeze. A 2.5 inch HDD/SSD can be installed toolless in the mounting frame below the external drive bays.

Thanks to the intelligent design CPU cooler with a height of up to 165 mm and VGA cards with an installation length of 340 mm can easily be accommodated in the GT-05.

In the secondary zone, in the lower part of the case, a mounting frame for two 3.5 inch drives is located. Drives are installed in sleds without the requirement of tools. The power supply is also mounted in the lower half of the GT-05. Thus, it draws in cool air, reducing the noise level and the life expectancy is increased. To prevent the intake of dust particles into the PSU, an easy-to-clean dust filter is mounted under the bottom.

The ventilation system of the GT-05 is designed for best performance. A 120 mm fan is pre-installed at the rear. A total of three fans can be installed in the GT-05. Behind the front panel, a 120 or 140 mm fans can be mounted, plus a 120 mm fan under the top cover.

For simplified installation of external water cooling components, the GT-05 has two rubber hose outlets in the rear panel.

Please note that when using a Mini-ITX board the use of extra-wide CPU coolers may not be possible - this applies in particular to boards, in which the CPU socket sits less than 3 cm from the edge. The deinstallation of the rear chassis fan may be required as well.

 
 

Specifications

Case type Mini-Tower
Form factor M-ATX, Mini-ITX
5.25 inch drive bay external 1 x
3.5 inch drive bay external 1 x
3.5 inch drive bay internal 2 x
2.5 inch drive bay internal 1 x
Case fan (rear) 1 x 120 mm
Case fan (front) 1 x 120/140 mm (optional)
Case fan (top) 1 x 120 mm (optional)
Height 354 mm
Width 267 mm
Depth 405 mm
Weight 4.4 kg
Material Steel, plastics
Maximum VGA Card Length 340 mm
Maximum height of CPU coolers 165 mm
Code 4250140363206
Manufacturer number CT GT-05-B