When building a custom computer, it used to be that selecting a case for your machine was based solely on the internal configuration. Power supply, number of internal and external drive bays, and cooling potential were pretty much the only things that were important. All cases looked the same, square and beige in color. Today’s cases include the look and feel of what old case modders used to spend weeks perfecting. The Viper 2 case, the latest case in MGE’s XG line, is the best of both worlds: a well designed case wrapped in a sleek exterior.
XG, which stands for Extreme Gamer, has come out with their newest case, the Viper 2. This case in another in a line of cases designed around today’s computer enthusiasts, who want their machines to look as good as they run. Today I’ll be building a machine using the Viper 2 case as the platform.
On XG’s website, they have this to say about their new case:
The new Viper 2 carries on the tradition of the case that put XG on the map in the PC case market in 2004. The Viper 2 is truly designed with the extreme gamer in mind with its stylish design, aluminum 400W power, SATA 2.0, 20 + 4 pin connector and PCI express connector. With its ultra-gloss custom paint and hot design, the new Viper 2 features an advanced LCD display for time, CPU temperature, alarm, and fan speed. Other advanced features include a tool-less drive bay, PCI slot, and easy access side panel. Ideal for LAN Parties, Viper 2 comes with its compact size and ultra light weight.
Just from the pictures, the case looks pretty good. Let's take a look at the specs for the case, as listed on XG’s website:
Mid ATX, 1.0mm Aluminum alloy
Aluminum, 400W, Active PFC, SLI, and Smart Fan Control
5.25 Drive bays
3.5 Drive bays (external)
3.5 Drive bays (internal)
1x80mm front & 1x120mm rear red led fans
Time, date, and fan speeds
Case Dimensions (DxWxH)
540mm x 260mm x 420mm
Black, Blue, Red, Silver
Let's move on now, and take a look at the case itself…
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