Up until just a few years ago, EVGA was best known for its graphics cards and motherboards, but the company has since built up a solid reputation for quality power supplies, AIO liquid coolers, cases, and peripherals. The DG-7, according to EVGA, is designed to look as expensive as the hardware you put in it. This gaming-focused case comes in either black or Alpine White. EVGA offers the same basic enclosure with one, two, or three pieces of tempered glass for side panels, and the Alpine White DG-77 we got our hands on is the fully upgraded model with white tempered glass panels on the front, right, and left sides. How good does your hardware look inside of a glass bottle? For us, the answer is, damn good. But perhaps the slightly more important question is, how well does your hardware perform inside of a glass bottle? Let’s uncork this thing and find out.
The EVGA DG-77 we’re looking at in this review shipped to us in a thick gray cardboard box adorned with large photos of the exterior case on the wide side, and photos of a handful of highlighted features on the short side. These include the “diamond tough” tempered glass (which includes an untinted window on the Alpine White edition), the K-Boost button (which overclocks the GPU and CPU with a single press), customizable RGB LEDs, and a handy cable management channel.
The other short side of the box offers a detail specifications chart that covers the case’s build materials (metal and tempered glass), I/O ports, storage bays, fan support, and a handful of odds and ends. Inside the box, the DG-77 is wrapped in a black fabric bag and suspended in soft foam. You know you’re in for something special when the packing material feels premium.
The EVGA DG-77 has an MSRP of $170, but as of this writing, we found a number of online outlets selling the Alpine White version for between $103 and $122. The matte black version was selling for slightly less.
|Case Color||Alpine White|
|Dimensions||18.8-inches x 8.3-inches x 19-inches (DxWxH)|
|Material||Steel, Plastic, Tempered Glass|
|M/B Type||ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX|
|Top-Panel I/O||2 x USB 3.0, Mic & Line-Out, Power/Reset, K-Boost|
|3.5-inch||2 (Convertible to 2.5-inch bays)|
|2.5-inch||4 (2 Converted from 3.5-inch bays)|
|Fan Slots||Front||3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm (2 x 120mm fans included)|
|Rear||1 x 120mm (1 x 120mm fan included)|
|Top||3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm (1 x 120mm fan included)|
|Radiator Support||Front||1 x 360/280/240/140/120mm|
|Rear||1 x 120mm|
|PSU Bay||Length w/ Cables: 10.8-inches (274mm)|
|Rear Cable Channel||1.4-inches (37mm)|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA Card Length: 17-inches (431mm)|
|CPU Cooler Height: 7-inches (177mm)|