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GameTiger Xniper PR-3 Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review

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

Inside the GameTiger Xniper PR-3




Panel off, it is a mess of wires and a lose box of hardware that first attracted my eye and then it moved to the full rail system of the drive bays at the front. It looks a little narrow from front to back as well, but soon enough we will see when the parts go in to it.




The bottom four bays are where the hard drives are meant to go, but notice only two more trays are supplied. So essentially you can only install a maximum of three storage drives without having to buy more adapters.




The hard drive bays start at the top offering two bays for 2.5" drives. These just slide into the rack and can be secured with a screw, but are not needed. As for the six 3.5" bays below, they use a rail that you add to each side of the drive and then you slide in the assembly until the tabs lock into place.




Under all of that mesh at the top is this expanse of steel with only a hole cut in it to allow for an optional 120mm fan to go there. The two screws to the left need removed and then the whole top will slide to the rear and lift out to allow you to install said fan.




The motherboard tray is laid out to accept Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards and has a CPU access cut-out that looks like you could screw on a 120mm fan, although it wouldn't breathe there. On the right and the bottom are wire management holes and there is plenty of places to tie wires up where you need them to go.




There isn't any sort of pad to isolate the PSU from the chassis, but on the floor of the case you do have a pair of pads that the front of the PSU will rest on as it is hung from the back of the chassis.




In the back hangs a 92mm fan with no option to install anything larger. What this does is makes the top of the chassis the only option for an AIO cooler and in most circumstances, will raise the noise levels. Below it you can see all of the lower six covers on the slots are already bent in and ready to be broken out for use while the top one gets a standard replaceable cover.




The wiring comes in a rainbow of fruity flavors and is going to be quite hard to hide in an all black chassis. There are the Molex connections for the two fans and the LED lights in the front. Then there are the front panel headers, the USB 2.0 and the HD or AC'97 Audio connections.




As you can see the tray is solid from the bays at the front all the way to the back of the chassis. This is why they offer so many wiring holes, but with only 20mm of room here, it will mostly be the front panel wires here in the build. I also notice there is no hole for the 8-pin EPS cable either.

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