I recently purchased a barebone server system from Big Bruin himself, which included a Tyan server motherboard, two Opteron 246 processors, and 2GB of ECC memory. I did not have a full tower case with the necessary eATX support, so I could not install my new hardware into a permanent home. Big Bruin then went on a cleaning binge and gave me an older Enermax brand server case, which I was able to use to setup my new server.
offered their A380 Super Tower Case, which offers eATX support and an extremely interesting design that features dual 25CM cooling fans. I now had to make a decision whether to move the server into this new gaming style case or to install my gaming hardware into the Xclio A380 Super Tower. In the end I chose install the gaming hardware based purely on how cool the dual blue LED 25CM fans looked, although the A380 definitely has what it takes to be a server case.
Before jumping into the review, here is a list of some of the Xclio
A380 Super Tower Case features and specifications.
Features & Specifications:
» Dimension: 570 x 205 x 520 (D*W*H) mm
» Material: SECC 1.0mm thickness
» M/B Form Factor: Intel P4 / AMD K7, K8 / MP Dual CPU (12"x13")
» Drive Space:
» 5.25'*5 - External
» 3.5'*1 - External
» 3.5'*7 -Internal
» Cooling System:
» Front : 25cm x 1 (VR fan speed control)
» Rear: 12cm x 1 (optional)
» Side: 25cm x 1 (VR fan speed control)
» XClio 25cm Cooling Fan:
» Rated Voltage: DC 12V
» Starting Voltage: DC 7.0V
» Rated Current: 0.30A +10%
» Power Consumption: 3.6W +10%
» Speed: 800±10% RPM
» Max.Airflow: 150.49CFM
» Max.Static Pressure: 0.97mm-H2O
» Noise Level: 32.1dB
» No.of Blade: 7
The front of the box displays something that looks like the jet engine from an airplane. It is actually the case's front 25CM intake fan and it says "Twin Engine" because the case has yet another 25CM fan on the side to cool the processor and expansion slot area. Some of the features are listed in three different languages on the side of the box .