Xilence Interceptor Review

The Build

Xilence Interceptor Review

 

The Build.

Building into the Interceptor is made all the more easy by the comprehensive instructions provided. Granted, the fast swap bay wiring can be a bit of a fiddle as it's not immediately obvious what goes where, but most of this confusion is born out of the method being different to that which we're used to. As well as having Molex and SATA attachments, each of the individual green PCBs also has a brace of fan headers should you wish to take advantage of any of the spare juice at hand. However, as these headers are no where near any of the vacant fan locations then i'm not really sure how much use they're going to be unless you're willing to trail wires all the way around the interior and up to the roof or over to the door.

With an ATX mother board installed we get a bit of an idea of the space available to us. CPU air cooler installation shouln't be a problem with over 200mm of headroom available even the biggest of fin stacks should have room to stand tall. 

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You've probably already worked out that accommodating a large GPU isn't going to be a problem for the Xilence Interceptor.  Anything up to 14" (360mm) will fit just fine without the need for any modifications, and with 10 PCI expansion bays housing a multi GPU set up should also be a cinch.  The case is shown below with my old faithful ASUS EN8800GT and the Havik 120 cooler.

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Building into the Interceptor is a pleasant enough affair, as it tends to be with all the larger cases, and although i've slagged of the lack of a blanking plate for the 2nd CPU cut out, the hole provided does make a convenient pop up point for the 24 pin lead.  The rest of the grommeted cable management holes are have a clear leaning towards the larger boards, with only the bottom two and the one nearest the GPUs allowing management for ATX and smaller cards.  It's worth noting that should you go down the HPTX route, you're going to be covering up these 3 holes.  Not a problem at the sides of the board, but really leaves your options limited at the base of the board.  It's also worth a thought that should you have a larger board and choose to go down the multi GPU route the bottom of the Motherboard and 10th PCI slot buts right up to the top of the PSU

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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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