TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,214 Reviews & Articles | 40,229 News Posts

XClio Touch 320 Mid Tower Chassis Review - Inside the XClio Touch 320 Mid Tower Chassis - Continued

Since Kindles, tablets and phones went to touch technology, why not bring it to chassis design? Have a look at how XClio handled this task!

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 23, 2011 11:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: XClio

Inside the XClio Touch 320 Mid Tower Chassis - Continued

 

TweakTown image content/4/4/4492_21_xclio_touch_320_mid_tower_chassis_review.jpg

 

The expansion slots are break-away. So once removed, that's it, they will always be gone, but I do like that there are thumbscrews! The choice of screws along with removing a part of the rear support rail should make mounting expansion cards really easy.

 

TweakTown image content/4/4/4492_22_xclio_touch_320_mid_tower_chassis_review.jpg

 

XClio tries to pre-wire the chassis, but there are two issues as I see it. One is that they left no slack at the left side, and you will soon see the wiring attaches to the bezel. The second reason is it's just too sloppy for me, I have to redo this!

 

TweakTown image content/4/4/4492_23_xclio_touch_320_mid_tower_chassis_review.jpg

 

The way all of the wiring is tied it makes a mess of connecting the Molex power source for the "brain", the USB, HD Audio, and the power, reset, and HDD activity connections. This is another reason a re-wire is in order when you get yours.

 

TweakTown image content/4/4/4492_24_xclio_touch_320_mid_tower_chassis_review.jpg

 

There isn't really a huge spacing behind the tray, but at its thinnest points, like where the bump on the left is, there is at least 15mm of spacing, more in other places if there isn't structure encroaching on that space.

 

TweakTown image content/4/4/4492_25_xclio_touch_320_mid_tower_chassis_review.jpg

 

As the case was shipped to me, the wiring done in the chassis makes it so that I have to pretty much cut 75% of what they did lose, just to get the bezel off, to remove the cover and place in an optical drive.

 

TweakTown image content/4/4/4492_26_xclio_touch_320_mid_tower_chassis_review.jpg

 

Without pulling off any padding or attempting to destroy the panel, here is what can easily be seen. I just realized that the small red and black wires must be the pulse wire to control the brains functions. Aside from the four strand power wire, there is nothing connected to control it any other way.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Cases, Cooling & PSU content at our Cases, Cooling & PSU reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases