Cooltek's GT-03 Looks Like SilverStone's RV05

Cooltek is a German manufacturer that builds PC enclosures. From time to time, the company makes cases that appear to mimic chassis made by bigger manufacturers. They don't copy them entirely, though; while the external appearances of Cooltek's cases may take some styling cues from its competitors, the interior case layouts are always very different.

Now, Cooltek has announced another such enclosure, the GT-03. This case appears to ape the exterior design of SilverStone's RV05, but it has a very standard interior rather than the RV05's 90-degree rotated motherboard placement. Additionally, the GT-03 is bigger and lacks the side window.

Inside the case, there is room for an ATX motherboard, four 3.5" drives, three 2.5" drives, and two 5.25" optical drives. Additionally, graphics cards can be up to 300 mm long with the hard drive cage installed, and CPU coolers can tower up to 152 mm high.

In total there are four 120 mm fan mount locations, two of which come pre-populated.

Front I/O of the case is respectable, too. It consists of two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, the usual pair of HD audio jacks, and a hot-swappable SATA connection point.

All things considered, this is quite a decent case. It might only be made of steel with a disturbingly large amount of plastic, but it has a no-frills internal design, plenty of room for expandability, and lavish front I/O connectivity. It's well-priced, too, with the European price tag at just €44.99, which translates to roughly $48.50 USD after removing VAT. It can already be purchased in Germany, with no official word on US availability.

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