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GameTiger Xniper PR-3 Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

A new manufacturer jumps into the chassis game. Here is the Xniper PR-3 from GameTiger's Standard Case series. Take it or leave it? Let's find out.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 5, 2012 3:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 72%      Manufacturer: GameTiger

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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From the front, the Xniper PR-3 reminds me a lot of the CM 690II, but once you see the top with the aggressive styling of the mesh venting and circular shaped center bit that sticks up above everything else, the design takes on more of a design for teenagers. On the left of the chassis there is a large mesh insert in the shape of an X that will allow passive airflow as well as allowing a bit of a peek inside of the chassis. In the back there is a pair of water cooling pass-through holes with grommet and exhaust fan and seven expansion slots, with a bottom mounted PSU. I forgot to mention there is another fan besides the 92mm fan chosen for the back and that is the red LED 120mm fan attached to the front bezel of the chassis. As far as connectivity of the front I/O is concerned, well there are audio jacks and USB 2.0, but no USB3.0, which is something every case should offer in this day and age, no matter where it's sold.

 

Inside, let's start at the front where there is a 5.25" bay running from the top to the bottom. As the chassis is shipped, there is room for three or four optical drives, the fourth one is also a floppy drive bay and really only up to three hard drives can go in and that is if you don't have a floppy drive. This is because you have to use the three provided adapter trays that will allow a floppy drive, 2.5" drive or 3.5" HDD all to screw into each plate and slide into the 5.25" racks. The rest of the bays are just left there to allow air to flow through, I guess. The motherboard tray has a cooler access hole, has six wire management holes with grommets in them down the right side and at the bottom, there is even 19 places to tie up wiring across the back of the tray or on the front. I don't like to use this word with cases much, but with the compact nature of this layout, things are a bit cramped inside.

 

I was eventually able to get a price on this chassis, even though there is no current availability outside of the Russian and Chinese markets. That being said, if it were to make it to the States, it would have plenty of competition in this market. That in mind it will really have to provide something to drive customers to them.

 

Most cases in this segment are really basic and offer very little in their feature sets, so Game Tiger better be on their A game if they plan to make any headway in the budget friendly segment, as it is really flooded already.

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