AeroCool X-Predator Evil

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   AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange

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As already alluded to, this is a big case, sure there are other big cases on the market, but few have the impact this case did when I opened up the box and set eyes on it for the first time.  Ah yes, the box, I'll come to that later.

The XPREDATOR is a full tower case made predominantly from 1mm thick SECC (Japanese steel).  I say predominantly as some of the less structurally critical components are made from 0.8mm SECC.  it's very sturdily built, with no flex or bend visible in any of the major sheets.  All this sturdiness gives the case a dry weight of 13.5Kg, and that's before you've even begun to add your hardware.

AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange     AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange     

Like most cases on the market at present the X-Predator makes use of moulded plastics.  As with choice of 1mm steel used the manufactures haven't scrimped and gone for the minimal thickness of plastic they can get away with.  They've used good thick sturdy mouldings, which are will finished with little evidence of moulding seams and nipples.  The sum of all this is a case that has a quality feel to it, a feeling that it isn't going to break, that you're not going to inadvertently snap something in the build process.

   AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange          AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange   

Aesthetics wise the X-Predator is predominantly matte Black with accents of brilliant rich Orange.  Externally circular holed orange mesh panels on the front angled edges and anterior parts of the side panels are used to add impact to the aesthetics. The final piece of Orange detailing is provided by the use of a rubbery angled tray section situated on the top front edge of the case.  The perfect place to keep all those USB sticks and other detritus that gathers when we use our PCs.

AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange     AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange

On the inside AeroCool have used an Orange Motherboard tray combined with Orange meshed PCI-E covers to counterpoint the Black and continue the theme. 

AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange      AeroCool X-Predator Evil Black/Orange    

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31-10-2011, 09:33:40

tinytomlogan


Here we take a look at the X-Predator "Evil Black" edition. A Huge Beast of a case from AeroCool.

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31-10-2011, 10:00:24

SieB
I don't like the look of the toolless fittings on the optical bays and the side panel doesn't look good either with those fan grills on it. Besides that though it looks like a decent case.

31-10-2011, 10:11:36

badtaylorx
this thing would look pisser with some of those cougar fans in it!!!

31-10-2011, 10:46:51

daniSAUR
The only thing I like with the case is that funky air-vent at the top.

Not to my taste really.

31-10-2011, 11:27:04

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniSAUR View Post

The only thing I like with the case is that funky air-vent at the top.

Not to my taste really.
I agree with you. I've seen that air-vent thing before on a scratch build by someone on another forum.

31-10-2011, 11:59:03

| raVen |
I hate this orange!BTW case looks too aggressive for me, side panel window should be plain without fan mounts.

31-10-2011, 13:12:45

yassarikhan786
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Originally Posted by Michael89 View Post

I hate this orange!BTW case looks too aggressive for me, side panel window should be plain without fan mounts.
I think the white version with the black accents would look the dog's danglie's as Tom would say .

31-10-2011, 13:16:32

| raVen |
Quote:
Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post

I think the white version with the black accents would look the dog's danglie's as Tom would say .
Or Black with green accents

31-10-2011, 13:45:09

Ghosthud1
i would buy it solely on the looks.

31-10-2011, 14:12:40

Ravious
Its a good looking case but it isn't something I would have my components in.

31-10-2011, 14:18:31

murphy7801
I think the words ugly and uninspired come to mind.

31-10-2011, 17:06:15

Alicarve
i quite like the look of this case, good review btw

gary a new reviewer?

31-10-2011, 21:56:57

Zeals
Not exactly my cup of tea and despite being it's size, I don't think it will support any of those thick XSPC RX radiators on the top, but correct me if I am wrong.

Also what's with the sudden re-emergence of the word plethora?

01-11-2011, 06:48:51

VengeanceUK
see, i actually quite like the look of it,

and with all the orange accents would have been a good base for tinytoms's begal project lol

01-11-2011, 15:45:02

Master&Puppet
Wow, bit like marmite this case!

I think it looks absolutely awesome, it's right up my street looks wise.

11-11-2011, 03:35:02

lolplox
can it fit a black ice gtx280? with maybe push/pull config? or is that too thick?

12-11-2011, 08:26:57

Skeksix
I have recently seen this case in the flesh during my quest to find a case ready for my lazy style of water cooling and I must say as cases go it is pretty nice. Orange is not really my thing but it was really pleasant to see a company mixing thinks up a bit rather than painting everything a single colour.

14-11-2011, 11:15:43

DiggyDiggyHole
Is it me, or does this look like a bigger version of the Alienware Area 51? Now, if only those fan vents where set to a motor and a thermal sensor, now that would be amazing. Also a motorized door on the front, then they could just put Alienware's case to absolute shame.
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