Product on Review: XQ Series Interceptor
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Xilence
Street Price: £150 (At time of review)
Established in 2003, Xilence are known for their high-performance cooling fans but as more and more companies venture out into different territories in hard economic times, 2012 has seen Xilence move into the computer chassis market. With a new venture comes a new series – namely XQ Series.
Today we will be taking a look at a full tower chassis from the XQ Series named the Interceptor. The Interceptor is HPTX and therefore has full support for XL-ATX and E-ATX motherboards. Featuring the ability to hot-swap HDDs, host water-cooling kit and accommodate a range of high-end components the recipe for success certainly appears to be there. Will Interceptor be a worthy candidate in a thriving market? Let’s find out!
Xilence’s take on Interceptor
The Interceptor from Xilence represents an HPTX case of the very best quality. Hot Swap SSD/HDD support, space for a triple radiator, countless cable and hose routes as well as ten PCI slots all come together ro present an unprecedented combination of practical case features. All of the possible case vents draw the fresh air through air filters - this allows you to have continuous fun with your clean, highly capable system. Sufficient space for perfect cable management can be found between the rear wall of the motherboard and the side panel of the case. Four DVD slots are located in the front along with a total of ten Hot Swap bays, into which you can install six 2.5 or 3.5" and four 2.5" drives, depending on your preference. These drives are cooled by two 120mm fans located in the door in front of the drive slots. The upper section houses USB 2.0 and 3.0 connections, audio inputs and outputs as well as a power and a reset button. The air output can be adjusted using a slide control.