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AspireUSA X-Super Alien Aluminum Case

Manufacturer: Aspire USA
Supplied by: Aspire USA
Price: $160

By Dean Barker (8/16/2003)

Introduction

One of my favorite things to play with are PC cases.  Over the past few years we have done a good number of case reviews and seen lots of good and lots of not so good.  There have been several cases that really stand out in my mind as being full featured worthy of your hard earned jack.  Several of these cases that standout in my mind have been based around the Chenming (aka Chieftec, aka Antec) style case.  This time around, Aspire takes a proven design and puts some subtle and some not so subtle changes in place to create their X-SuperAlien.  Today, courtesy of AspireUSA we have one of these cases on deck to see what’s what.  Let’s start things off with a look at the specs.

Specifications

  • Size: Oversized Mid-tower

  • Construction: Aluminum / ABS Plastic

  • Observed weight: 5.9kg (w/o PSU)

  • Mainboard: ATX up to 12” (W) x 13” (L)

  • Drive Bays: Five 3.5” (hidden), two 3.5” (exposed), five 5.25” (exposed)

  • Available Colors: Silver, blue, red, yellow, black and green

  • Windowed with 80mm blowhole in side panel and roof.

  • Additional Cooling: Left side panel 80mm case fan, top mounted 80mm case fan, two 80mm intake case fans and two 80mm exhaust case fans. All fans are blue Quad-LED fans.

  • Front mounted two channel Rheobus with dual temperature monitoring

  • Front mounted ports: one Firewire, two USB 2.0, mic and speaker jacks

  • Removable motherboard tray

  • Tool free 5.25” and 3.5” device installation

  • Power Supply: Included 500w PSU

The first thing that grabs your attention about the X-SuperAlien is its color.  The case is offered in red, yellow, blue, black, silver and green.  The paint job that Aspire has done here is excellent. 


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