Xilence Interceptor Review
Xilence isn't perhaps one of the first names that springs to mind when you're thinking about that new case purchase, but lets not just dismiss them out of hand merely because they're not well known. As a German based company utilising Chinese manufacturing they certainly tread a well worn route with regards to design and manufacturing. So at the very least some of the basics of the recipe are there.
The interceptor is part of a range of 3 cases all with similar rugged looks but with varying specs and capacity. At the bottom of the range lies the smaller "Hornet", and at the top the monolithic Interceptor pro. Here we take a look at the mid range £149 Interceptor. By no means a small case, standing 580mm tall, it's able to accept some of the largest motherboards on the market today, including the HPTX.
Xilence also appear to have included a few innovative solutions in their designs, such as all SSDs and HDDs having hot swap capability and a variable geomety roof venting system. Lets hope they haven't let this get in the way of the basics.
Case material/thickness: SECC 0.6&0.8mm
Front panel material: ABS
Dimensions: 230mm x 605mm x 580mm
Drive slots: 4x 5.25” exposed / 6x 2.5” SSD/SATA-HDD (with hot swap tray) / 2x 3.5” HDD internal (hidden)
Expansion Slots: 10x PCI
Rear Cooling:1x 140mm
Front Cooling: 2x 120mm
Side Cooling: 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm or 1x 230mm (optional)
Top Cooling: 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm or 1x 230mm (optional)
Front I/O: Main case: 1xUSB 3.0 + 2xUSB 2.0 + HDaudio +Reset + Power
Possible Watercooling: 1x 360mm radiator / 1x 240mm radiator / 1x 120mm radiator + 1x 120mm fan