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Xigmatek Aquila SFF Chassis Review - Xigmatek Aquila SFF Chassis

Xigmatek Aquila SFF Chassis Review
Xigmatek puts the team to work looking to put the case company in the running for a SFF chassis with style - the result is the Aquila.
| Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 21, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 72%Manufacturer: Xigmatek

Xigmatek Aquila SFF Chassis

 

The front panel of the Aquila offers thick protruding sections of white plastic on either side, and running down the middle is a wide expanse of black steel mesh that offers a single 5.25" bay cover at the top, and the Xigmatek logo on a badge at the bottom.

 

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The top of the chassis is where you find the square power button by the right top bar. We have removed the mesh cover to show off the potential capabilities of cooling here as well.

 

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Viewing the Aquila from the side brings the first major change to this design over the competition; the chassis is angled to the back as it sits in the level plastic bars at the top and bottom. Along with the huge window for the size of the panel, we also see the USB 3.0 ports, HD Audio 3.5mm jacks, and the power LED.

 

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The back offers a 120mm fan attached at top left, it has the rear I/O below it, and to the right are the water cooling holes with grommets, and four expansion slots. The lower section then offers a bit of venting to the left of where the PSU is to install.

 

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The right side of the chassis offers the same angle (obviously it has to), but outside of that there is just a flat white panel covering this side.

 

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Under the chassis, the wide flat bars are also the feet. No rubber padding is offered, and this chassis will slide around quite a bit. There is a dust filter for the PSU, but it slides forward as the legs block it from the back. There are also screws at the front for the removal of the bays, but that bit comes later.

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