Monday, October 4th 2010

Scythe Announces the Gekkou and Gekkou Silent Series Cases

Japanese manufacturer Scythe is officially releasing its second PC Case under the name "Gekkou". This new Midi-Tower PC Case is available as Standard as well as Silent version whereas both versions can be purchased with a black or silver brush-finish as well as mirror-finish front panel. All models are manufactured of solid steel which is painted black from the outside. The PC Case dimensions are 7.717 x 20.67 x 16.93 in (196 x 430 x 525 mm) where the weight is varies depending on model from 14.55 lb (6.6 kg) to 16.42 lb (7.45 kg).

Gekkou PC Cases are equipped with an easy tool-free mounting mechanism for 5.25 inch Drives hich allows safely mounting of 4 drives. Furthermore it is possible to mount the drives into the 5.25" bays using conventional screws. Up to four 3.5 inch Hard Drives can be mounted inside the removable HDD Cage using the tool-free mounting mechanism.
Sufficient airflow is achieved by implementing two of the popular Slip Stream 120 mm fans which are rotating with 800 rpm (10.70 dBA) and thereby creating 40.17 CFM (68 m³/h). First Slip Stream 120 mm fan is located in the front of the Gekkou PC Case sucking in fresh air from the outside. To avoid dust from getting into the case a removable and easy-to-clean air-filter was built in front of the fan. Second Slip Stream 120 mm fan is located in the rear of the case pushing the hot air to the outside of the case. This allows constant airflow inside the pc case to avoid the creation of heat accumulation. Power Supply Units can be mounted in the bottom of the Gekkou PC Case resting on thick rubber spacer. Users can decide whether the PSU should be mounted facing the fan top or bottom side. Additionally two cable ducts were implemented allowing easy to use water cooling systems or pass cable.

Users who are changing or detaching their CPU Coolers often will benefit from the maintenance hole which allows the detaching of backplate systems without the necessity to remove the motherboard. Silent Version of Gekkou PC Case is equipped with sound-absorbing matting on top and side panels which actively reduces the noise created inside of the pc case. In contrast the Standard Version allows mounting of up to two fans in sizes 80, 92, 120, 135 and 140 mm onto the side panel. Front door can be opened towards right or left side or even completely removed depending on the preference of user.

Connectivity of external devices is achieved by the implemented connectors on left side of the front panel covering two USB 2.0, eine e-SATA as well as one Mic and Headphone Connector.

Product Details:
Product Name & No's.:
  • Gekkou Standard (GEKKOU-BK) (Black)
  • Gekkou Standard (GEKKOU-SL) (Silver)
  • Gekkou Standard (GEKKOU-MR) (Mirror-Finish)
  • Gekkou Silent (GEKKOU-BK-S) (Black)
  • Gekkou Silent (GEKKOU-SL-S) (Silver)
  • Gekkou Silent (GEKKOU-MR-S) (Mirror-Finish)
PC Case Color: Schwarz

Dimensions (WxHxD): 7.72 x 16.93 x 20.67 in -or- 196 x 430 x 525 mm

  • Model BK - 14.55 lbs / 6.6 kg
  • Model SL - 14.88 lbs / 6.75 kg
  • Model MR - 14.95 lbs / 6.78 kg
  • Model BK-S - 16.09 lbs / 7.3 kg
  • Model SL-S - 16.42 lbs / 7.45 kg
  • Model MR-S - 16.49 lbs / 7.48 kg
PC Case type: ATX Mid Tower

Supplied Case Fans: 2 x Slip Stream 120 mm (800 rpm)

Compatibile Motherboards: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ATX, Mini ITX, Flex ATX

Internal and external Bays:
  • 5x 5.25 Inch (external)
  • 4x 3,.5 Inch (internal)
I/O-Panel Connectors:
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x eSATA
  • 1x Headphone
  • 1x Mic
Power Supply Unit: Standard ATX (not included)

For more information, visit the product pages of the Gekkou and Gekkou Silent.
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12 Comments on Scythe Announces the Gekkou and Gekkou Silent Series Cases

Fishfaced Nincompoop
No pricing yet? I like the looks.
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Looks a bit like chieftec mesh
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Looks ok. I like cases that aren't too flashy. Though the side mesh doesn't look too good. But it's modular so you can mount any fan on that mesh.
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I like the looks, but no cable management holes? I thought that was becoming standard.
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Yeah, is like a case from a few years ago, where the hole to install the cooler was good news and they even implemented some tool free HDD mount and watercooling option!
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I like the looks, but no cable management holes? I thought that was becoming standard.
next to the drive bay. the old skool cable management hole :)
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wow that is old school, it's the same thing my Antec 300 has >_<
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Wile E
Power User
Fairly generic case with nice, clean and elegant looks. Price will determine the value. These should be budget cases.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i really like this design. the problem is they put the audio in/out and the usb connectors on the bottom side of the case :confused:
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Bird of Prey
Agreed Wile E, I was thinking Antec P series mixed with Lian Li. The inside looks clean and stylish but I do miss cable cut outs.
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it's a nice case for the value ane
looks elegant and tidy :)
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From the dutch site

I got the info that these will be on sale within the week, the normal version at 90 euro's and the silent version at 96 euro's
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