Date: March 28th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Xclio
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The case itself makes quite a first impression. The huge front fan and jet engine styled nacelle are unlike anything I've ever seen, on a computer case, anyway. The finish is a deep black that's not glossy, but not strictly flat either. The Xclio logo at the top of the door is backlit and doubles as a HDD activity light. The five blue LEDs in the front fan serve as indicators of power-on status. The right panel is fairly plain aside from the plastic nacelle and printed Xclio logo.
The left panel has some interesting features, however. The engine nacelle motif and logo are present here, as well as another 25cm fan and an acrylic window. Fan protection is molded into the window and the fan is positioned to push a lot of air toward the CPU and GPU areas. Plastic film protects the window during shipping and…
…a small wheel knob on this side of the front bezel provides fan speed control for the front fan.
The rear has a conventional layout and includes an empty fan placement that will accept 120, 92 or 80mm fans. One of the seven expansion slot covers incorporates a black knob that actuates fan speed control for the side fan. Thumbscrews secure the side panels and a PSU adapter plate arguably provides some convenience during installation.