Xilence Interceptor Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅10-07-12
Exterior

The front of Interceptor has a plastic fascia with a rugged design and mesh running down the middle. Behind the mesh are dual 120mm cooling fans. This region features a hinged door giving access to the HDD region of the chassis. Above the lower section are 4x 5.25 drive bay covers these covers are removable from the inside of the case and have foam for dust filters.

Around the back of Interceptor the are various features, at the bottom there is a place for mounting the PSU and above this up to 10x PCI expansion slot covers which are perforated mesh for ventilation and have been coated in a striking red colour. To the immediate right of the PCI section there are 4x circular rubber grommets for water-cooling tubing/cables. Above this there are a further 3x circular rubber grommets and a 140mm rear exhaust fan.


The front and back of Interceptor


As mentioned above the lower section at the front opens out on a pivot to reveal the HDD storage options. There are 5x large HDD trays which slide out and can accommodate 2.5 and 3.5 drives whilst at the top there are 4x 2.5 specific cases for attaching smaller drives like an SSD (more on this in the installation section later).


An opening front door for HDD storage


At the top of the case are the front panel controls which consist of:

1x USB 3.0 port (via internal motherboard heder)
2x USB 2.0 ports
Power/Reset buttons
Headphone/Microphone jacks


Front panel connectivity with USB 3.0 port


Over the page we will continue our look at the external elements of Interceptor.

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