Xilence Interceptor Review

Up Close: Front and rear

Xilence Interceptor Review

 

Case Front

The front of the case is edged with the same plastic trim as the top, for me, bringing to mind the chunky side wall tread of an off road tyre.  As with most cases the front of the interceptor case can be divided up into two sections.  The upper section is home to 4x5.25" drive bays, each bay being covered with a gloss black mesh.  The bay covers are easily removed enabling the fitting of 5.25" devices such as DVD drives or bay reservoirs.  The whole of the front bay area can also be removed if needs be to open up the whole of the drive bay area. 

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Dropping our gaze to the lower portion of the case front we can see that it is also finished in the same gloss black mesh as the upper section.  This time though a left hand hinged door opens up to reveal a veritable feast of fast swap 3.5" and 2.5" bays.  I use the term fast swap as opposed to hot swap as it is still necessary to insert the drives into caddies before slotting them into the bays, but that's where the connection issue ends, as all other connections to both power and SATA are already taken care of by some clever circuitry behind the drive bay area.  In total there are 6x3.5" bays, and 4 2.5" bays.  It is however worth noting that each of the 3.5" bays can also be pressed into service as a 2.5" should you so desire.  Cooling is provided by 2x120mm fans located inside the door.  The door itself is not insubstantial and closes nicely, retained with the help of magnetic closures.  The fans have mesh filters, held in place with screws and although not exactly quick to remove don't really pose anyone with a screw driver and 2 minutes at their disposal much of an issue.  The exterior of the case door is finished with a rather nice diamond etched Xilence Logo in chrome.

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The Rear

Flipping things round to look at the rump of the case we see the red and black theme continued. Nice attention to detail, but not really sure who looks at the rear of their case after they've finished building. Cooling is provided by a 140mm fan on extract, with the rear I/O area located immediately to it's left. Moving down the case we are greeted with no less than 7 watercoolong grommeted apertures and no less than 10 expansion bay covers, this latter feature obviously cocking it's head towards the cases ability to accept the HPTX Motherboard. Finally at the base of the case we find the cut out for the PSU, which like the side panel has an easily removable pull out plastic mesh fan filter located underneath.

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11-07-2012, 04:01:16

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...044218791l.jpg


With rugged looks and a capacious interior able to accept HPTX motherboards, lets see if the Xilence interceptor has what it takes to make the OC3D "A" list


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11-07-2012, 08:09:32

Ru5ty_t00l
good review.
what about a review fot the interceptor pro case?

11-07-2012, 09:49:19

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ru5ty_t00l View Post
good review.
what about a review fot the interceptor pro case?
Probs wont happen for a bit (if at all) use this as a guide its not rocket science to work the rest out tbh.

11-07-2012, 10:26:32

airdeano
kinda looks like if the HAF X and the Switch had a baby.. this is what you'd get.
a HAF Switch...

airdeano

11-07-2012, 10:33:53

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by airdeano View Post
kinda looks like if the HAF X and the Switch had a baby.. this is what you'd get.
a HAF Switch...

airdeano

I think it would need much uglier parents than that.....

Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree imho.

11-07-2012, 12:19:49

PEXON
And the HAF-X didn't?!

11-07-2012, 19:58:39

CPMFW
nice review...
to me it looks a bit cheap to be honest
i like the red accents, tho

12-07-2012, 00:41:28

airdeano
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I think it would need much uglier parents than that.....

Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree imho.
and hit every branch and twig on the way down, too!
LOL!!

airdeano

PS, too bad you dont have a second channel and tons of extra time to make an "unknown"
video of zero use PC products. rip and screw the bullet pointed ideas of the
product and evaluate the "crash" factor of how it performs from a 5-story roof
top to the ground!

12-07-2012, 07:13:45

aznseank
as mentioned above....this is by far the ugliest case I've seen in my life. Who the hell design this monstrocity? I am also very glad that tinytomlogan isn't giving raving reviews just because the company sent him a sample. I hope overclock3d continues to be unbiased in its reviews unlike so many other websites. In the long run, people aren't stupid, so be honest in your reviews.

12-07-2012, 15:50:31

G-Dubs
Regardless of who undertakes the reviews here at OC3D you can rest assured that they are always unbiased. If something doesn't measure up there's no point saying it does as your trust in us and our reputation as being firm but fair would just disolve.

13-07-2012, 16:14:34

RyanAndrew
Looks like it fell out of the ugly tree imho.
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