Xoxide X40 Blackbox Case

Aron Schatz
November 7, 2002
For $80, this has to be one of the best cases around.
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Page 1: Intro, Specs, the Box and inside

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It has been nearly 6 months since the first case from <a href="http://www.xoxide.com/">Xoxide</a> came. <a href="articles.php?id=24">The Blackhawk case was awesome</a>. Today, we're going to look at the newest case from Xoxide, the <a href="http://www.xoxide.com/blackbox.html">X40 Blackbox</a>. What makes it better is that it is only $80 at this time of writing. It is extremely well priced for what you get.

<B>Specs</B> (From Nikao itself):

Motherboard Type: ATX, Extended ATX , AMD, Pentium III & IV
Construction: Steel with Heavy Chrome Coating on the Front Panel
Cooling options: 1 80mm fan hole and 1 60mm
Input Voltage: 115/230 Vac
Total Bays: 11 (4 CD/DVD, 1 Floppy, 6 HDDs)
External Bays Available: 4 x 5.25" and 1 x 3.5"
Carton Box Dimension: (L x W x H): 500mm x 225mm x 450mm
Actual Dimension (L x W x H): 475mm x 200mm x 425mm
Number of slots: 7 (PCI/AGP Cards)
Weight: 20LBS with No Power Supply

No power supply or fans are included, I was given a cold cathode to show you the lighting of the case though. You will have to purchase the cathode for extra money.

<B>The Box</B>:

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This is the box it came in. The case isn't actually Xoxide's, they just modify it. The box is from <a href="http://www.nikao.net/case/union.htm">Nikao</a>.

<B>In the Box</B>:

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Out of the box comes the case! Well, you also get some other VERY handy things. The all important screws that every case comes with, and two drive face plates! I really can't stress enough how much these things are needed for every case. They really make the matching simple, you don't need to paint or do anything. Just stick them in and your done. The I/O panel was off the case, just in case you have a different shield. You don't need to go through the extra hassle of removing the old one. The case comes with two thumbscrews for removing the side panel easily. A very nice touch in my opinion.


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