Aspire X-QPack M-ATX Case

Conclusion

Conclusion

The X-QPack is a great looking case with great features to boot. Currently retailing for £80 at XCase its by no means cheap. I cant help but think it may appeal to more people if they removed the PSU and lowered the price as the included PSU is quite inadequate for the modern high-spec system.

However, if you're looking for a M-ATX case thats pre-modified and you're not going to be putting any power hungry components into the mix, then this could quite well be the case for you. Just remember to buy some cathodes to take advantage of all those windows :)


Pro's
- Windows, windows, windows!
- Classy looks
- Removable Motherboard tray
- All Aluminium construction
- 120mm fan
- LCD temperature sensor
- Carry handle

Con's
- Poor performance PSU
- Lack of PCI-E connectors
- No 'Mirror Finish' as advertised.

Recommended

Thanks to Aspire for providing this Unit for review :)



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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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