Spire X2 6018 XMOD Chassis Review
Peter Donnell+ / 10 months ago
In the eTeknix office today we have the X2 6018 (although I’ll refer to it as “X2″ for this review), from Spire and with a price of around £50 / $70 it’s set to take on the more budget friendly side of the market, the sweet spot for the general consumer and mid range performance systems.
Spire is not the biggest name in the tech world, at least not here in England and that’s fine, big reputations don’t exactly happen over night, but that does mean I’m going into this review unaware of what to expect from Spire in terms of quality and features. However, Spire do have a good team behind them and I have heard of them a few times before, as well as seen a couple of their chassis in use while at LAN gaming events, so I’ll take that as a sign of some good things to come.
“X2 is originated by a team of PC enthusiasts based in The Netherlands, the design heart of Europe. X2 redefines the true meaning of performance PC hardware. With our exceptional style coupled with genuine product quality X2 is irrefutably above and beyond the rest. X2 strives to surpass the needs of our peers with the satisfaction and our guarantee of reliability, compatibility and consistency in our products. Our mission is to provide the highest endeavor of performance while obtaining top-quality levels in all our products.” – X2
As you can see from the specifications below, the X2 is fairly well equipped, with a few features that generally set it apart from a lot of other products in the under £50 price range, such as the integrated fan controller, side panel window, native USB 3.0 support and two good quality 120mm fans, one of which is fitted with blue LEDs.
The packaging is pretty fancy for a budget chassis too, with a full colour image on the box, something we rarely see even on premium models and it shows that Spire is willing to invest in their marketing, which I usually take as a good sign.
In the box I found a nice little accessory box which contains all the usual nuts and bolts, a few cable ties and a handy user manual.