Aspire X-QPack M-ATX Case

Introduction

Introduction

Today i'm going to be looking at the X-QPack MATX case from Aspire. On paper, this case appears to have all the features of a full sized case but at only a fraction of the size. By the looks of things, it could well be a good contender for the LAN party and HTPC market. Lets see how it gets on...


Packaging

Aspire Box Aspire Box

Aspire have gone for a clean and simple look here. Numerous images of the X-QPack in its multitude of colours are displayed on all corners of the box. On one side of the box, you will find the case specification, which thankfully spells out in upper case lettering that this is a MICRO ATX case.

Aspire Box Packaging

What i found most interesting printed in the features list on the box was: "High-Gloss Mirror Finish". The review sample certainly didnt show any signs of having a mirror finish. Infact i would have called it a powdercoat finish if anything.

As you can see above, the case is protected from damage by polystyrene inserts and covered with a plastic bag to prevent scratches and dust.
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Most Recent Comments

29-04-2006, 14:37:59

JN
Looking for a small factor case thats pre-modded with some nifty features? This might be the one for you

Note: Page 5 currently down. Will have it back soon

29-04-2006, 15:23:46

NickS
Good review XMS . I'm kind of dissapointed on your PSU testing, though. The rail's arent even rated for 30a yet you put 30a load on them? They're rated for 15a each iirc, plus most people arent going to have parts in there that are going to put a 30+a load on the 12v rail.

Sorry if I sound like a ***** saying that but, idk. It just doesn't seem 'fair.'

Nice review tho, great pix. Love the finish on teh PSU

Nick

29-04-2006, 15:28:08

JN
Nick,

ATX 2.0 Spec states that PSU's must have 2 rails, 1 to supply clean voltage to Motherboard/CPU and the other for other components.

The tests performed, were using 15a loads placed on both the ATX connector and Molex (Hard disk) connectors at the same time.

As the PSU was rated at 16a/14a across both rails, i would have expected to see a small drop in voltage, but not to the extend in the review.

Hope that clears things up

29-04-2006, 15:34:29

NickS
Ahh, ok. Sorry... I didn't know you loaded each thing.

Thank's for clearing that up!

Nick

29-04-2006, 16:33:51

Eguy
When I was out to buy my shuttle I was looking at this product, this review backs my descision up Nice review anyhoo mate

29-04-2006, 17:11:16

NickS
An Enermax Liberty 400w wld fit well and be fking pimp in that case.

Nick

30-04-2006, 00:41:02

WC Annihilus
I know for a fact an Enermax Liberty will fit in there too. Watercooling works too. (remember Ubermouser ) Nice review man.

BTW Geez things are expensive for you guys! The price you stated is just about exactly twice the cost it is over here in the states!
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