Closer Look – Exterior
Reviewed version of Xpredator II is black as you can see on the photos. Everything is black and except couple of details you won’t see other colors.
On the front there is small Aerocool logo what we could see in previously reviewed PC cases from this manufacturer.
There are three 5.25″ drive bays. With quick release clips, access to the drive bays is really easy. Under the bays is mesh panel which is covering two fans letting them to “breathe”.
On the top panel we can see all the buttons and additional connectors: four USB 2.0, two USB 3.0/3.1 and set of audio ports. There is also drive bay which we can use to connect 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDD/SSD. It’s pretty nice addition which let us connect drives without opening the case.
Top panel also has one special feature which are air vents. Simply use the slider to open the vents and improve airflow or close them to reduce noise or so dust won’t get into the PC when it’s not in use.
Back of the Xpredator II is typical for enthusiast grade, large tower cases. We can see here row of black PCI covers, pre-installed 140mm fan and four water cooling holes which we can use for external loop or additional radiator.
Thanks to clear side panel window, we can take a look at the components inside. Of course it’s important for most enthusiasts nowadays, especially when in their PC is water cooling and additional lighting included.
Side panel arrived with protective foil on both sides so you don’t have to worry about scratches. Window after unpacking was in perfect condition.
I could be picky regarding window installation but all is solid even though it doesn’t look like it is. Transparent side panel will show you almost everything. Internal drive bays will be hidden.
When I checked how looks the bottom side of the case then I started to think why designers decided to use anti-dust filter only under the PSU. Next to it can be installed additional fan which isn’t “protected” while most of the dust comes from the floor. I don’t think it would be much more complicated to make filter longer and cover whole panel.
On the next page of the review we will check how looks interior of the Aerocool Xpredator II.