If you are looking for a high-end all-aluminum case with a built-in water cooling system, Mercury Pro from Gigabyte may be a good option for you, as you won’t have to go through the hassle of assembling a water cooler kit yourself.
We liked the fact that the water cooling kit that comes with this case uses car-grade hoses (thick black hoses) instead of thin transparent hoses, the fact that it comes with two water splitters already installed and also its all-copper CPU block. But, of course, that is what you would expect from any high-end water cooling product.
The bad side is that this case doesn’t come with a GPU or a chipset block – it should, especially when you think about its price. Gigabyte, however, is including the GPU block as gift during their launch campaign for this case.
The major problem with this case is its price tag. With a maximum suggested price of USD 400 in the US, we think this is way too much. It should cost at least USD 100 less to make sense – Thermaltake Kandalf LCS, which is also an all-aluminum case with a build-in water cooler can be found by USD 290 on the market. Of course you can save even more by buying an all-aluminum case from a different brand (starting at USD 100) and installing a good water cooler by yourself (for example, Bigwater 745 from Thermaltake costs around USD 120) – that is a huge difference.