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COMPUTER CASES

Aspire X-Cruiser
By: Cyd
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    2005-06-21

    Table of Contents:
  • Aspire X-Cruiser
  • Opening the Box
  • The Eye Catching Case Front
  • Inside the Case
  • Behind the Case Front
  • Fan Controller and VU Meter
  • Overview

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    Aspire X-Cruiser


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    Aspire may or may not be a name you're familiar with, but X-Dreamer no doubt rings a bell. Today we'll take a look at the Aspire X-Cruiser PC case and see if it compares to its cousin's good looks, and more importantly, how this case balances form and function.

    Aspire has become fairly recognized name in the world of pre-modded cases, particulary due to it's X-Dreamer and X-Dreamer II cases. They also have a few other models: X-Navigator, X-Superalien, X-Sonic, X-Plorer, X-QPACK (a small form factor model), X-Infinity, X-Gear, and the one we have for you today, the X-Cruiser. They just might have run this whole "X" thing into the ground, but as long as they're all quality cases, I could care less what they're called.

    Let's just start off with the X Cruiser's specifications listed on Aspire's web site.

    SPECIFICATION
    Model No. X-CRUISER-AL or X-CRUISER-AL
    Case Material Metal
    Color Silver
    Main Board

    Standard ATX /  Baby AT / Micro ATX

    Window

    Yes

    Power Supply

    ATX 420W power supply (optional)

    Power Supply Spec.
    AC INPUT 115V/230V - 60/50Hz
    DC OUTPUT +3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5VSB
    420W Max
    Combined
    Watts
    28A 40A 18A 1.0A 1.0A 3.0A
    420W
    Power Supply Connectors 1 x 20pin Main Power
    1 x AUX Power
    1 x 12V (P4)
    4 x Peripheral
    2 x Floppy
    Drive Space 4x5.25" / 2x3.5" / 5x3.5" (hidden)
    Motherboard Size up to 11" x 12"
    Expansion Slots 7
    Front Panel Switch Power / Reset
    Front Access Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
    Cooling Fan Space

    Up to 4 x case fans:
    2 x 80mm fan - front (optional)
    1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan - top (included) 
    1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan - rear (included)  

    Front Thermometer 1 x Temperature Gauge
    Front Fan Controller 1 x Fan Speed Controller (controls up to 5 fans) + Fan Speed Gauge
    Front Volume Controller 1 x Volume controller + 1 x volume gauge
    Led Display Power / HDD
    Shipping Weight 19 lbs (w/o power supply), 22 lbs (w/ 420w power supply)
    Dimensions(DxWxH) 19.25" x 7.75" x 17" 
    Cu'ft 2.47'


    I'd like to point out that although the model number includes a mysterious "AL," this case is NOT aluminum but rather a very thin steel. I think it actually means that it's aluminum colored; why they didn't just use "silver" is beyond me. Also, Aspire has an optional 420W power supply available, if you're interested.

    When the box arrived from UPS, I noticed that it was abused somewhat during the shipping process. The hole punched in the box (below the picture of the case) had me worried, but everything inside was intact.

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