One of our favourite chassis just had an update for 2019 and it’s looking very good indeed!
The latest version of the SG-K7 from Segotep features the same triple tempered glass panels and customisable nameplate that made the original stand out from the crowd, but now they’ve improved on the RGB controls (four RGB fans are included with the chassis) by placing a quick and easy RGB selector button on front of the case!
This button will allow you to control all the fans connected to the fan controller hardware, switching between fades, pulses and a whole bunch of colours – want purple? no problem, want green? just push it to cycle the rainbow and enjoy the show. You won’t need any special software for this, and the included controller supports up to 8 Segotep RGB fans should you want to RGB overkill in your build 🙂
If you’re wanting to customise your nameplate there are 4 screws in total, so you need to remove the front glass panel so you can access the two front screws (the other two are easy to find inside), once those are out a little clear plastic panel (with the default Segotep sticker on it) can be removed. When we peeled off the default Segotep sticker it left a little residue which we quickly cleaned off with some meths.
We’ve used our label printing this time around as we have it in the workshop, but as with the previous version you can just print using a regular printer or even just use a vivid
The LED glow is powerful enough to shine through the paper but if you want to take a little time to cut out the name – it’s crazy bright – just put your Gamertag on the plastic backer and screw it back in, the plate will hold the graphic in place so you don’t need any glue etc – it’s that easy 🙂
You can see more of the chassis on GGPC Instagram, and undoubtedly as a whole range of new GGPC Gaming PC coming in 2019 too!
Throughout 2016 we were treated to a range of outstanding new chassis as manufacturers embraced both tempered glass and RGB lighting in their chassis lineups 🙂 Of all these new cases though one has really stood out, from a manufacturer known as Segotep who also made our orignal GGPC Shaman chassis known as Warship. This new case is a massive leap ahead in quality and looks a lot like the InWin 805 but with slightly different front IO placement, a big PSU shield and comes pre-fitted with 4x 120mm RGB fans.
Good looks aside there are a lot of other things Segotep got right with the SGK7, firstly the way it’s all packaged up is excellent with a sturdy double box and no polystyrene to be found 🙂 The foam padding holds everything securely and both sides of all the glass panels (two sides and front) are shrink wrapped for extra protection. The RGB fans are fitted 3x in the front and 1x in the back and come pre-connected to an included hub so you can control the colours and effects easily via the front IO. It also contains a decent manual for new builders which we really appreciate, and even a cleaning cloth which is a must for any glass build as they do tend to become fingerprint magnets 😛
There’s no better way to get to know a chassis than building a gaming PC in one so for this blog we designed one that’s using the new B250m motherboard from Gigabyte and fitted the new i5-7500 taking a little time to wrap the cable up on the included CPU cooler so it looks nice. Another good thing about the new motherboards is we get to use 2400MHz ram this time around – the previous 2133MHz limitations are removed giving us access to a much larger variety of kits at the faster speed which is great for us as we like to try out new parts whenever possible – the new G.Skill Trident RGB is coming in 2400MHz so we’re extremely happy about this little change up!
Putting it all together was a quick process and once we successfully did a little boot test I thought I’d spend a moment doing something with the Segotep SGK7 I haven’t really seen any other chassis do – adding a custom RGB name plate!
To do this you need to remove the front glass panel so you can access some screws, once those are out a little clear plastic panel (with the default Segotep sticker on it) can be removed. When we peeled off the sticker it left a little residue which we quickly cleaned off with some meths, using the old sticker as a sizing template I began hunting around for something the right size to use. We then simply printed GGPC on a piece of paper with black around it, the LED glow is powerful enough to shine through the paper but if you take a little time to cut out the name it really blasts through – just put your gamertag on the plastic backer and screw it back in you won’t need any glue etc – it’s that easy 🙂
We’ve not seen a chassis this good available for so little before especially in New Zealand and on that note, now that we’ve built a Good Gaming PC in this chassis we are happy to give it a well deserved recommendation to anyone looking for a top chassis at a great price – The Segotep SG-K7 is GOOD!