Xclio A380 Color Plus Reviewairman - March 16, 2010
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As the computer enthusiast market continues to grow, so do the manufacturers that offer PC hardware. Technology changes, so the manufacturers have to adapt and sometimes expand their companies to fulfill these demands. Many of these demands bring about improvements in cooling systems and innovations to keep the massive amounts of heat produced by new hardware at bay. A company that has been around for a while but may not have been in the spotlight as much as other brands, Xclio, has been making statements for themselves by producing new and unique designs of computer cases, power supplies, and other cooling products for consumers to enjoy. Xclio is also the first manufacturer of fully customizable fan colors, offering their users the ability to choose practically any color out of just one fan. The case in consideration for this review is the Xclio A380 Color Plus, which features four 256 color fans which offer a unique trait and a very interesting look. The A380 Color Plus is a full tower case capable of housing the latest video cards with room to spare, and offers a tool-less drive bay system that many users can appreciate.
When first picking up this package, I was blown away at the sheer size of the box, which was quite heavy as well. There was a big gash in the side of the box, however, I felt inside and it seemed like there wasn't any damage to the case, which was a relief. The box itself features a large picture of the case on the front and back with not much other content, only a little bit of text and four pictures of the different colors of the case. Like the sides, the front is identical to the back. The sides have the same four pictures that appeared on the front as well as a table of specifications, including dimensions, cooling specifications, and more.
As just about every other case is, the Xclio A380 is wrapped in a plastic bag and stuck between two big blocks of Styrofoam. Upon further inspection, there wasn't any damage to the case where the box was punctured. Inside the case was a black bag that had all of the accessories in it. The accessories included the tool-less drive rails, mounting hardware, four replacement LEDs in a static bag, wire ties, and a user manual. With these accessories, I didn't feel like there was anything lacking.
On the next page, I will be showing the exterior of the case and sharing my thoughts. So far, this case is looking good. The size is mesmerizing, it comes with plenty of accessories, a well-written manual, and lots of expectations. Without ever owning or even hearing of Xclio, I feel that this case so far has made quite a statement about itself and its company. As they say, first impressions are everything.