The EVGA DG-87 Review – Jumbo Case!

The DG-87 is EVGA’s top of the line case it can offer. This EVGA’s second case lineup. It currently starts at $229.99 USD ($299 CAD)

Aesthetics/Design

Looking at it from an overall perspective, this case is weirdly shaped all around which might not appeal to many enthusiasts. On the left side, we get a window that has clips on two sides. It can open outwards but only by 90 degrees. You can opt to remove it, however, the latch keeping it locked in requires quite a bit of force. Below the window, you will find a reflective plate with some control buttons and interface ports. At the top, the front and most of the back, you will see the angular shaped vents. For dust filters, you get one at the front and another for the PSU at the bottom. Sadly there isn’t any filter for the top so you better have fans exhausting to reduce the amount of dust settling.

Within the DG-87, it can support 420mm radiators at the top and at the front. The case comes with three 140mm fans at the front and another two 140mm fans at the back. Motherboard sizes supported goes all the way up to E-ATX/SSI EEB Server motherboards for Xeon processors. Another disappointment is that with a case that big, it doesn’t have any front slots for optical drives or other devices. For cable management, some cutouts are not in great positions. For example, it is hard to route the primary motherboard cable. To help clean up cable management, there is a panel with an EVGA LED logo that covers up the cables going through the rubber grommets and another panel that slides to hide the cables at the bottom. On the right side, behind the motherboard panel, it comes with plastic zip ties that help keep wires in line.

Storage

For storage, you have two 4 HDD cages and 4 SSD slots on the back panel. The cages have easily accessible handles to pull out. Overall, you can put 8 HDDs or 12 SSDs in all.

Ports

At the top, there are two USB 2.0 ports, a power on button and a speed up button. The majority of the slots and buttons at the bottom. For ports at the bottom, you get two USB 3.0 slots, a pair of headphone jacks, one HDMI port and surprisingly, a USB Type-C port. This case has a built-in hub to display temperature and to control fan speeds. The Speed Up button is nothing special, it just changes the power options to Performance from Balanced.

 

Overall, the EVGA did an ok job on this case. The DG-87 is not appealing to regular gamers, but it can be for enthusiasts. This has plenty of space with a fan hub, but it can improve on filters, cables and most of all, the outside design of the chassis.

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