Introduction and Features

Gentlemen, start your engines! XClio is taking flight with their new twin engine case. If you are an avid gamer or budding aeronautical engineer, the A380 offers unique styling and features that are sure to please.

When I first heard about the XClio A380 Twin Engine case I was skeptical — come on guys, you’ve got to be kidding me?  But after a thorough inspection and living with this case for several weeks, I have to admit I was wrong (like that’s never happened before…  🙂  The A380 Twin Engine Super Tower case is a very interesting blend of form and function.  Yes, the A380 comes equipped with two 250mm air turbines, which can provide excellent case ventilation to keep all the internal bits cool.  And the A380 is a large case that offers plenty of storage bays and room to work so you don’t need to worry about it flying off your desk.

 

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The XClio A380 Twin Engine Super Tower case is available in silver or black.  It comes with a large side window and features some very cool blue lighting effects.  Both fans are equipped with variable speed controls, which allow fine tuning the airflow for just the right balance between cooling performance and noise.

 

XClio A380 Twin Engine Super Tower Key Features:

·         Full-tower case design

·         Sleek, aerodynamic styling

·         Hinged front door for clean look

·         Steel chassis with plastic front bezel

·         Dual 250mm air turbines (cooling fans)

·         Variable speed controls for both fans

·         Blue LED lighting effects

·         Clear acrylic side window

·         (5) External 5.25′ drive bays

·         (1) External 3.5′ drive bay

·         (7) Internal 3.5′ HDD bays

·         (2) USB and (1) Firewire port on top

·         Dimensions: 570 x 205 x 520mm (DxWxH)

 

XClio 25cm air turbine (cooling fan) specifications:

·         Rated voltage: 12 VDC

·         Minimum starting voltage: 7 VDC

·         Rated current: 0.3A

·         Power consumption: 3.6W

·         Maximum speed: 800 rpm

·         Maximum airflow: 150.5 CFM

·         Maximum static pressure: 0.97mm H2O

·         Number of blades: 7

·         Integrated lighting: 5 Blue LEDs

 

First Impressions

 

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The A380 Twin Engine case is a large full-tower design that uses a steel chassis and sculptured plastic front bezel.  This makes the case relatively heavy but the fit and finish is above average.  The sleek lines of the front turbine housing immediately caught my attention and give the impression of a jet engine built into the front of the case.  As we will see later, the blue lighting affects are very cool and help set the A380 apart from other me-too gaming cases.

 

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The XClio A380 case arrived securely packaged between Styrofoam inserts inside a colorfully printed cardboard box.  All of the required mounting hardware and accessories are neatly packed inside an internal storage compartment drawer.

 

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·         Three sets of tool-less drive rails

·         Mounting hardware

·         Internal speaker

·         Wire ties and anchor

·         User’s Manual and Cable pin-out

 

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