Taiwanese SFF case maker GEEEK has shared its plans to produce a budget-friendly variant of its G1 case series, the G1 SE. While GEEEK has promised it won’t cost as much, it appears to an improved version of the current GEEEK G1.
Taking a look at the image posted to Twitter by GEEEK, we can see a few notable differences from the original G1. The first thing we noticed is the black metal ring surrounding the inside of the case. This new black ring covers the silver finish on the inside, giving the case a more finished look.
Next on the list of changes in the bottom fan grill. The original G1 lacks a mesh-like pattern in favor of large cutouts, allowing more air and dust into the case from the bottom. In the new image of the G1 SE, it appears that the large holes have been switched out for the same circular mesh.
Looking at the fan intake on the top of the case, it appears that it has been made a little longer, possibly to accommodate three 92 mm fans along with the standard 120 mm fans. This should also improve the thermals of the case, as it has plagued the current G1.
Something that took me a little longer to notice is excluding the metal case on the bottom of the case. Since the outer casing is likely the most costly part to make, it makes sense that the bottom of the case would be cut down to use less material and save a little money at the same time. I assume that the side panels will cover this so that it won’t be an issue.
Now onto what we can’t see in the image, the side panels. Based on the community and our own feedback, it will be great to see the G1 SE come standard with mesh side panels as the thermals get a little hot for comfort with the standard solid ones.
On top of that, it would be awesome to see it come with side panels that match the metal of the case, but this would be unlikely as it’s meant to be a budget-friendly case. Maybe GEEEK could make them for the current G1.
Have you managed to spot any other differences between the two cases? Be sure to share them in the comments below or on Twitter @sffgeek.