Inside the XPG Invader Continued
Here we look at the rear I/O area from the inside, and we see the pre-installed 120mm fan. One thing to note is that the XPG fans which come installed have a pigtail form their connector allowing you to daisy chain your fans should you so choose.
Here in the rear cable management area, we see the space XPG gives you to manage your cabling and any ancillary components. The two SSD trays you see here on the motherboard tray are relocatable as previously mentioned to the PSU shroud, depending on your aesthetic needs. There are several cable management loops here in this area, but the vertical fan mounting is where I worry most cables may be visible as you tie them off there, which is what we will attempt in our build.
Here we have the 3.5" cage, and you can see the two trays in place. The HDD cage has bottom-mounted screws along with one visible mounting screw attached to the vertical cooling bracket, which should then allow it to be removed should you want to install a fan here.
Here we have the PSU space, which has stands for the PSU to stand on. One weird part is the fact that the feet that the PSU sits on are plastic and not rubberized foam like we have seen previously. This is better than direct metal to metal contact. Still, being plastic, it does not shield against vibration or any sort of harmonics passing into the PSU nearly as well as the capabilities of a foam/rubber component would.
The chassis cabling is as follows:
- Power, reset, power LED, HDD LED connectors
- HD audio connector
- 3x RGB connectors
- SATA power connector (Feeds internal RGB controller)
- 20-pin USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector (feeds front panel Type-A ports)
The cable array is in line with everything you would expect, but the addition of three ancillary RGB connectors is excellent. The RGB controller has both an ancillary ARGB connector along with the three 5050 non-addressable style connectors.
Last updated: Jan 21, 2020 at 06:11 am CST