Aspire returns in this case review with a "dubbed down" version of the X-Superalien that we reviewed previously .
Aspire continues to be one of the leaders in what is now becoming known as "case integration." This is a fancy description for companies who work with top level case manufacturers to take case concepts and modify and fine tune them for marketing. Aspire does have input on design and specifications of the cases, but in the X-Alien, it would appear to be an attempt to reconfigure the case to meet a price point. This isn't necessary bad, but you have to question if those who want this case might instead be better off choosing the X-Superalien. Let's find out!
|Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays||5|
|Number Of External 3-½" Bays||2|
|Number Of External 5-¼" Bays||5|
|Number Of Case Fans Supported||6 - All 80mm UV reactive - Three lighted and three non-lighted|
|Power Supply Details||420 Watt Turbolink|
|Special Features||Front-mounted USB 2.0, MIC, headphone and 1394/Fireware ports; chrome plated Alien type grill covers for top and side panel; green colored UV reactive fans and fan holders (3 fans lighted); green colored rails; full cut side panel window; removable motherboard tray; locking door and side panel.|
|Size||21.5"(H) x 8.0" (W) x 18.75"(D)|
|Sample Case Provided By||www.aspireusa.net|
|Estimated Cost||$129.00 US|
|Cooling Potential Rating||9|
|Construction Quality Rating||8|
|Overall Case Rating||8|