Xigmatek's Latest Talon Case Features Sloped DesignCategory: Cases
Posted: November 22, 2012 09:13AM
A casual glance at Xigmatek's upcoming chassis might cause enthusiasts to blink twice, as the whole case is leaning to the front, but not to the extent that it's on the verge of collapsing. Xigmatek has made this seemingly unusual design choice to drastically augment cooling performance, and according to the manufacturer, the elevated perspective makes looking at the case's innards even more aesthetically pleasing. The Talon is aimed at enthusiasts looking for a well-spaced mid-tower case, with a large CPU cooler retention cut-out, drive bay support for three 5.25" and eight 3.5" disks (including optional 2.5 SSDs), along with a preinstalled 200mm front and 140mm rear fan. The Talon can handle ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards as well as 330mm graphics cards. The front I/O panel comes with two USB 3.0 ports, with rubberized side panels to complement the windowed case. The sloped Talon might not exactly be to everyone's taste but if it does improve internal temps, then Xigmatek might be on to something here.