Xigmatek Tilting Mid-Tower Case Announced

The Xigmatek Talon is constructed of ABS plastic material and features an acrylic smoke-black side window, as well as a removable acrylic top panel which gives room for a 140mm or 240mm radiator. However, what makes the Xigmatek Talon's construction truly unique is its 2.5-degree front tilt, which is provided by its raised rear. Xigmatek claims that by raising the rear of the case at the bottom, it will significantly increase airflow from under the chassis. Even if the tilt doesn't provide a notable drop in temperatures, the case still looks impressive.

Once the tool-free side-panels are removed, the interior of the Talon shares a similar lay-out to most mid-tower cases. The case features multiple tray cut-outs, placement for a bottom-mounted PSU and plenty of 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch drive bays. Additionally, the case can support graphics cards up to approximately 13-inches in length. As for cooling, the Talon comes equipped with orange-bladed white-LED front 200mm and rear 140mm fans. The case also provides optional fan support for both the top and bottom.

The Talon features plenty of media I/O on the front of the case, with 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 and audio jacks behind a hidden hatch.

Pricing on the Xigmatek Talon is not yet known.

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  • EzioAs
    Everything looks nice and clean. The tilting is a turn off though...
  • tomfreak
    If improving air flow is seriously thing, I would go on silverstone Raven than this tilt case
  • Hard drives MUST NOT be tilted.Chinese crap!
    I'm interested to see how quiet this case is or isn't and how it deals with temperatures when overclocking.
  • The concept of tilting a case to improve airflow? Airflow from where exactly?

    This is the most cynical attempt at 'Snake Oil' that I've seen in a long while. A totally pointless and ugly gimmick.
  • alidan
    Anonym3525325Hard drives MUST NOT be tilted.Chinese crap!i had to load the thing up in photoshop to make sure my eyes were being deceived, the harddrive area is tilted too... what moron designed this crap?

    i mean unless physics shifts inside that case, doesn't spinning crap... like a hdd, need to be horizontal or vertical otherwise they put stress on the parts inside making them break, or at least not function right?

    last thing i need when i rma something is "what kind of case do you use"
  • soo-nah-mee
    Fist mod I’ll make after I buy one of these in 3 months on clearance from Newegg for $29.99: Craft a 2.5° wedge to shove underneath it.
  • azraa
    soo-nah-meeFist mod I’ll make after I buy one of these in 3 months on clearance from Newegg for $29.99: Craft a 2.5° wedge to shove underneath it.You could just unscrew the original baseplate, just sayin.
  • soo-nah-mee
    azraaYou could just unscrew the original baseplate, just sayin.Yeah, you're probably right. It may be riveted, but it'd be easy enough to drill them out.
    I was more thinking it would be a silly sight to have a spray-painted wooden wedge under there. Kind of a: "There! Fixed it!" type of thing.
  • bucknutty
    Anonym3525325Hard drives MUST NOT be tilted.Chinese crap!I dont think a 2.5 deg tilt is going to have any noticeable impact in hdd life. Think about laptops. They are operating at all kinds of funny angles. Many laptops even have big batteries, or docks, that will put the whole machine at a 2-3 deg tilt even when it is sitting flat on a table.

    That might be a fun test for Toms. Take a few identical hdds and stress test them, one level, one at 2.5 one at 20 and one 45. See if one angle is more likely to fail then the others.

    I guess anything other than level or 90deg would put asymmetric force on the main bearing or shaft and could cause it to wear out unevenly.