Aerocool XPredator X3 Full-Tower PC Chassis Review




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Today I am taking a look at the XPredator X3 gaming chassis from Aerocool. We looked at the Aerocool XPredator a while ago, which you can read here, but the X3 is essentially the little brother edition. I really liked the original Xpredator, its one of my all time favourite chassis to work with and it was more than worthy of our eTeknix award. So it will be interesting to see how well this slightly more budget friendly edition holds up in comparison to its bigger brother.

The X3 features the same extremely styling and colour themes of the original XPredator, a mixture of high contrasting black and orange surfaces, extreme cut angles and plentiful support for today’s high end components. Aerocool have ten years experience in chassis and cooling design and production, something that has clearly served them well as we have yet to review an Aerocool product that hasn’t delivered excellent performance, build quality, style and value for money. A bunch of qualities that I hope to find in today’s review.

“Our engineering and RD staffs specialize in airflow analysis, material conductivity, heat transfer technology and efficiency design. AeroCool not only has expertise in cooler technology and product design, but we also play a vital role in the enhancement of production efficiency and marketing analysis. We are constantly developing new products and technology to meet market demands and to generate new markets for our thermal products.” – aerocool.com.tw

As another entry into their Ultimate Gaming Series this chassis has to meet a high standard, giving that gaming chassis are generally targeted at the enthusiast market. A gaming chassis has to perform well and provide great cooling solutions as well as room for high end graphics cards, some of the more powerful power supplies on the market as well as plenty of room for storage and other devices. Lets take a quick look at the specification and see just what to expect from this chassis.

  • Chassis Dimensions – 533mm (D) x 223mm (W) x 527mm (H)
  • Material – 0.7/0.6 SPCC Steel
  • Motherboards – ITX/ATX/Micro ATX
  • Drive Bays – 3x 5.25″ (External) / 8 x HDDs(Internal) / 1 x 3.5″ (External) +1 x 2.5″HDD Hot Swap Slot
  • Expansion Slots – 8 Slots
  • Max length space available for PCI slots – 310 mm
  • I/O Ports – 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio+Mic / 2 x Fan Controller
  • Height limit for CPU coolers (Without side fan) – 186 mm
So plenty of room for storage, multiple long length graphics cards, cooling and even a built in fan controller. Lets start by taking a closer look at these features before we move onto our build section.

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