Aspire X-QPack M-ATX Case

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Aspire have done a great job on this case. It's got timeless styling along with desirable 'case moddder' features. It would have been nice to see the front USB/Sound ports hidden away under a flap as they look a bit tacky, but thats just a matter of taste.

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It's clear to see that Aspire have taken some time to add finishing touches, such as its LCD temperature sensor, carry handle and thumb screws. All which make you feel like you've spent your money well.

Inside Inside

Inside Inside

The inside of the case is well layed out and the removable motherboard tray is a massive bonus, making the installation a breeze. The hard disk holder is also removable and can carry up to 2 hard disks.

Its nice to see that Aspire managed to squeeze in a 120mm fan. This could come in handy if you are planning on installing a mini water cooling system. The only problem that i can forsee is that Aspire opted for a 'punched' grill rather than using a removable one. Not only does this reduce airflow slightly, but can also make it difficult to install some water cooling kits as the surface is not flat.
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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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