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Hey guys, just wanting to get a few opinions.

A mate just bought me a Xcilo A380 online for a fairly good price. I've had a look at it and read some reviews and it seems fairly decent.

I was just wondering if you guys would be able to give me the pro's and con's of this case, and any recommended addons that work well with it.

Thanks in advance.
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I thought about getting one, and I have a friend who used to have one. They are good cases, and move a lot of air. They are pretty huge too. I would say the only cons are they aren't as sturdy as say an antec or cooler master or lian li case, but they are still pretty quality. The fans are also quite quiet even on full from what i've heard.
    
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I have one of these cases which is nearly the same. Except one thing you should know.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103011
The fan on the front is largely blocked by the front of the case. Behind that fan is a small box designed for a 120mm fan which has a bunch of small holes in it to cool the drives. It's a simple enough mod to do, just cut the spot out with the holes and it's mostly fixed. Having seen the innards of the case itself, I'm not sure that front 250 is going to do as good a job? I don't have that one so I can't say for sure. That's my theory on it though. On mine, all I have is the twin 250s, video fan, cpu fan, and psu fan and that's it. Cools exellently. I don't have a physical comparison though.
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Ok thanks for the input. And Vargess, ill wait until the case arrives and have a look at it. I'm assuming that the small holey box you mentioned is what I circled below.



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Well, there is that too. But I don't see that quite as as issue. In between those largers holes is where the drives will sit.



You can sort of see the honeycomb'd holes there in the circle. This cuts out a lot of air ( most cases have this somewhere, usually in the back like this case here does).
This restricts a fair bit of air flow. It's pretty easy to "flip" the drive rack around so that it will face the back of the case, which will help the fan up front. Just a matter of removing a handful of small rivets.
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The case just arrived a few hours ago and now I see what you meen. Thanks.

And boy, isn't it huge!
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