Midi Towers: You've Come a Long Way, Baby

XGTex 3R-102 Silver: Pretty Little Aluminum Creature

At a mere 7.92 lbs (3.6 kg), the XGTex 3R-102 is one of the lightest cases we've seen. We really did do a double take when we got this flyweight up on the scale. The midi tower is made entirely of aluminum, with only two plastic edges on the front at the top and bottom for decoration.

Aluminum case with large display

Front Panels And Connection Ports

USB, FireWire and audio ports are on the front along with a blue light-up display. Various controls are provided for operating and adjusting the settings of the display and fan system. The temperature display can switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Front and back of the aluminum case

USB, IEEE1394 and audio ports are located beneath the display.

Siggy Moersch