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COMPUTER CASES

XG Viper 2 Case Review
By: Rich Smith
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    2006-04-05

    Table of Contents:
  • XG Viper 2 Case Review
  • Opening the box
  • The Viper 2 Revealed
  • Did someone say install?
  • Drives anyone?
  • I've got the power
  • Let's turn it up
  • Conclusion

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    XG Viper 2 Case Review - Drives anyone?


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    As I said earlier, this case has a total of 10 drive bays: four 5.25 external, two 3.5 external, and four 3.5 internal.  To be honest, the front panel controls (USB, Firewire, and mic/headphones) take up one of the external 3.5 slots, which makes for 9 total usable bays.

      

    Here you can see the open 5.25 bays, and then me using one of the tool-less clips to fasten in the Pioneer DVD burner. These clips seem to work quite well.  You line up the small pins with the screw holes in your drive, and then press the whole assembly into the little odd-shaped hole, and turn.  This locks the clip into place, which in turn holds the drive in place.

    As you can see, Iíve now done the same to the two hard drives in this case.  I find it interesting to note, that the hard drive bays rest directly behind the front air intake.  Since the hard drives are one of the most heat-intensive parts of your machine, direct airflow will help to keep them cool.

    None of the front-panel controls (USB, Firewire, or mic/headphones) will work without being attached to your motherboard.  Hereís a shot of the wiring harness for these connections, as well as a close-up of the front panel.

      

    After a few quick connections, the front panel is all wired up and ready to go.

    Next thing to do was install my cards.  This particular motherboard did not include an on-board network adapter, so I needed to install one of those, as well as a video card.  At this point, Iíd like to again point out the tool-less PCI lock-downs.  These individual lock-downs did an excellent job securing the cards in place.

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