EVGA DG-8 (DG-87) Gaming Case Review

Introduction:

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Is it an oven? or an industrial microwave?…… NO, it’s the new EVGA DG-8 series of gaming cases!

EVGA entered the PC case market with the Hadron series of ITX cases, and now EVGA has gone to the complete opposite end of the spectrum with a big full tower case. By this time we have seen this case in pictures and videos (see our un-boxing here), and have a basic idea of what this case is all about. So without wasting any more time, I will jump right into the review. We’ll see if the DG-87 full tower from EVGA is really as great as we all think.

The DG-8 series starts at a price of $149 and tops out at $229. We are going to take a deeper look into the top of the line, DG-87 case that retails at $229.

Specifications are from the EVGA Website. (Product link and more information).

Here is a comparison chart of the DG-8 Cases.

Case Name EVGA DG-87 EVGA DG-86 EVGA DG-85 EVGA DG-84
MSRP $229.99 $199.99 $169.99 $149.99
Window Panel Yes Yes Yes No
Finish Metallic Gunmetal Grey Gunmetal Grey Gunmetal Grey Gunmetal Grey
Form Factor Support mITX/mATX/ATX/E-ATX mITX/mATX/ATX/E-ATX mITX/mATX/ATX/E-ATX mITX/mATX/ATX/E-ATX
Max Graphics Cards 4 4 4 4
I/O Ports (Top)
Case Name EVGA DG-87 EVGA DG-86 EVGA DG-85 EVGA DG-84
Power 1 1 1 1
Reset 1 1 1 1
K-Boost 1 1 1 1
USB 2.0 2 2 2 2
I/O Ports (Front)
Case Name EVGA DG-87 EVGA DG-86 EVGA DG-85 EVGA DG-84
Power 1 1 1 1
Reset 1 1 1 1
K-Boost 1 1 1 1
USB 3.0 2 2 2 2
USB 3.1 Type-C 1 1 0 0
HDMI 1 1 1 1
Audio (Headphone) 1 1 1 1
Audio (Mic) 1 1 1 1
Storage Support
Case Name EVGA DG-87 EVGA DG-86 EVGA DG-85 EVGA DG-84
Max SSD/HDD Supported 12 12 4 4
2.5in SSD 12 12 4 4
3.5in HDD 8 8 2 2

Fans

Case Name EVGA DG-87 EVGA DG-86 EVGA DG-85 EVGA DG-84
Fan Controller Yes (Software+Buttons) Yes (Software) No No
Fan Size 140mm (Default), 120mm (Option) 140mm (Default), 120mm (Option) 140mm (Default), 120mm (Option) 140mm (Default), 120mm (Option)
Max Fan Support Top x 3, Right x 3, Left x 2 Top x 3, Right x 3, Left x 2 Top x 3, Right x 3, Left x 2 Top x 3, Right x 3, Left x 2
Included Fans Top x 1, Right x 3, Left x 2 Top x 0, Right x 2, Left x 2 N/A N/A
Temperature Sensor Yes Yes N/A N/A
LED Display Yes Yes N/A N/A
Water Cooling Bracket Yes Yes N/A N/A
Case Size (LxWxH) 686x270x642.45mm 686x270x642.45mm 686x270x642.45mm 686x270x642.45mm
Individual Shipper Size 740x372x800mm 740x372x800mm 740x372x800mm 740x372x800mm
Case Weight (lb/kg) 43.2lb/19.6kg 43.2lb/19.6kg 37.5lb/17.0kg 38.4lb/17.4kg
Gross Weight 51.1lb/23.2kg 51.1lb/23.2kg 43.4lb/19.7kg 44.3lb/20.1kg

 

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