Specifications, Availability and Pricing
XClio's Blackhawk comes with an all black exterior built from mainly S.E.C.C, 0.8mm steel panels, but utilizing plastic on the front bezel. This full tower chassis has support for boards from mATX to full ATX, which XClio gives dimensions of 12" by 13" as the space allotted for the motherboards. With the use of removable HDD rack assemblies, the Blackhawk can have up to six 5.25" bays to use if you remove one of the assemblies and three bays if you leave both of them in. If both assemblies are left in the chassis, it leaves three 5.25" bays, but room for up to eight 3.5" hard drives.
XClio took cooling just as serious in this chassis as I have seen in both of the other submissions thus far. On the Blackhawk, the front I/O is where all the magic happens. There are controls for the RPM of the fans, the LED's being on or off, as well as switches to turn sections of fans on or off separately. Inside the chassis there are a total of five fans that are controlled here. Four of these are 120mm with blue LED's while the fifth is a 250mm fan in the door, which also has LEDs. Along with the fan controls you will find the e-SATA, four USB 2.0 and audio and microphone connections.
Selection of e-tailers is extremely limited on the Blackhawk. Google shopping for the chassis shows me only four hits, and one of them is for the Advanced version of this chassis. Out of the three places that stock the Blackhawk, the best deal is found at Newegg for $119.99, plus a bit of shipping, of course. The fourth hit is for the Blackhawk Advanced, which only lists at Newegg and they are getting $139.99 for that one. Shipping is also a bit more on this version, so keep that in mind if a window isn't a "must" in your purchase.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- No Star Wars Battlefront Xbox One bundle, EA confirms
- Razer offers Aussie LoL fans a ticket for worldwide travel
- CCleaner hits Windows 10, helping users clear junk out of their system
- CybertronPC first to add support for AMD Radeon R9 NANO video card
- SilverStone hits the storage market again, hot-swap RAID rack release
- AMD Radeon R9 Nano Preview - Fiji and HBM Go Under the Shrink Ray
- Win7 wont install on AM1A-M system
- Z77 Extreme6 boot screen displays after hard shutoff/reactivation, does not display after reset
- Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Gaming Sound Bar and Sub Review
- ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Fast BOOT Issue
- CYBERTRONPC ANNOUNCES SMALL FORM FACTOR SYSTEM WITH AMD R9 NANO GRAPHICS CARD
- SilverStone Storage Devices - Mobile Series - MS08
- ASRock Z170 OC Formula Sets More Records at IDF 2015 San Francisco!
- ATTO Technology to Display Network and Storage Connectivity Portfolio at VMworld 2015
- SilverStone Accessories - Expansion Cards - ECM20