Treasures or Trash? 5 PC Cases for Gamers

MGE XG Dragon: Overpriced But Pretty

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Elegant and crazed are two words you could use to describe the XG Dragon. Elegant, because it's a very attractive gaming case. Crazed, because of the price the vendor puts on this aluminum housing. To take this baby home, you'll need to pay upwards of $167 - if you can talk yourself into spending that much. But those who pony up the necessary cash will acquire a nicely-designed midi-tower enclosure.

The practical carrying handle makes it easy to carry this unit to your next LAN party. But you should be careful when moving the case around. Our test sample didn't fare so well as it was transported from the vendor's location to our doorstep. The good-looking front panel cover, which features a dragon cut-out lit from behind, didn't survive its long journey undamaged. Several of the anchors that hold the front of the panel cover to the rear broke off, and in turn led to partial failures in the backlighting elements. If you wiggled the pieces, they would eventually illuminate, but that was only temporary thanks to the heavy weight of the door itself. A little higher quality in materials and workmanship would not have done the XG Dragon any harm.

Siggy Moersch
  • mangofield
    I have owned this case previously until a guest "borrowed" (???!!!!) my computer for a few days and I loved it. I had a black one ane my son has the red one. They are absolutely beautiful and although I do not know very much about computer cases I can say that personally neither my son nor I received our cases in anything but a pristine condition. My children gave me this case after my first stroke and I used it and it's components for over 3 years. I play everquest, everquest2,WoW and had over 150 games from GameHouse and BigFishGames on it and it ran perfectly. In my humble opinion, I think it is worth every cent plus more. Not to be argumentative at all, just voicing my opinion 8)