In a market that is constantly marked by change, XClio brings a considerable amount of depth and experience to a very volatile and oftentimes cutthroat arena. Offering a full line of enclosures, power supplies, and accessories that will appeal to enthusiasts and professionals alike, XClio ensures that their products are designed and manufactured to the highest specifications possible. Committed to customer satisfaction and imparting valuable features in all their offerings, XClio continues to be one of the top providers of computer accessories in the computing industry today.
"XClio's philosophy on designing cases is one of simplicity and practicality. XClio design group combines the expertise and ideas from designers locally and aboard. Our designs are verified against guidelines from the CE/FCC testing lab, temperature-testing lab, and noise testing lab, so we can achieve the following in all our products: simplicity and practicality, unique designs, super quiet, absolute heat sink, and conformance to worldwide safety regulations." Read more...
Flagship products, especially in the computing industry, are akin to double edged swords. Company reputations hinge on successful launches of flagship solutions which represent months or even years of painstaking R&D and design development. Today, XClio introduces their newest flagship enclosure, the XClio 1000. This monster chassis has been cultivated from the ground up to be the juggernaut of the SuperTower enclosure market. Boasting more airflow than perennial windbag Rosie O'Donnell, the XClio 1000 looks to become the heavyweight champion in a highly competitive and exclusive market arena. Can the XClio 1000 make the grade? Let's find out!
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When it comes to a company's flagship enclosure, you can expect to pay a certain premium for the privilege of owning their premier product. This also extends to the case's accessory bundle as well, and the XClio 1000 does not disappoint. In addition to the usual fare such as motherboard standoffs, screws, fiber washers for the motherboard, and other associated hardware, you also get a breakout motherboard speaker and a couple of cable clips with self-sticky mounting pads. These are a great addition where wire management enthusiasts are concerned.
Also of note is a very thorough manual, complete with plenty of pictures with clear instructions and information. Additionally, XClio includes 12 plastic rails which can be used to install six 5.25" external devices with. However, an odd exclusion in this bundle, as we will see later in the review, is the fact that there is no 3.5" transfer bracket for floppy drives. While we are the first to admit that this may be a non-issue for most enthusiasts as floppy drives have been mostly deprecated, those that still rely on 3.5" external media readers will want to take note of this.