Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Xigmatek Announces Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis

Xigmatek announced the stylish new Aquila micro-ATX chassis. Its design involves two pronounced matte-silvery beams onto which the frame is suspended, which is inclines from within, at an acute angle. The motherboard tray is oriented along the plane of the base, rather than perpendicular to it, which results in oodles of room for tall CPU coolers (up to 18 cm tall), and long graphics cards (up to 33 cm long). The motherboard tray, and a 5.25-inch drive bay make up the top compartment of the case, with valved cutouts running to the bottom compartment, which houses the PSU bay, two 3.5/2.5-inch bays, and two 2.5-inch bays.

Xigmatek Aquila's ventilation system is very flexible. With all its drive bays in place, you can install 120 mm or 140 mm front intakes, or make a few adjustments to seat a large 200 mm intake. The rear panel features room for a 140 mm exhaust. The top features room for two 140 mm fans, which can hold on to a 140 x 280 mm radiator. Front-panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HD audio jacks. It measures 390 mm x 403 mm x 265 mm (LxHxW). Xigmatek didn't disclose pricing.
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11 Comments on Xigmatek Announces Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis

#1
buildzoid
Nice alternative to the Bitfenix Prodigy
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#2
Sp33d Junki3
This is much better than the Bitfenix Prodigy and Phenom.
The layout is much better done and not wasted space.
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#3
HouBa
Xigma is underdog with great potential! In EE they pay for bad marketing/visibility.
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
Am i seeing things or some utterly moron engineer actually thought that it will be a good idea to place components diagonally? Including hard disk drives?!
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buildzoid
by: Dj-ElectriC
Am i seeing things or some utterly moron engineer actually thought that it will be a good idea to place components diagonally? Including hard disk drives?!
it's not like it really matters the HDD platters will balance them selves out.
The only problem I see is that with this tilt you will have to exhaust out of the front of the case for optimum cooling.
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#6
lZKoce
I like the case, but this "Xigmatec didn't disclose pricing" bothers me :) Prodigy is about 80 bucks, so to make sense for me, this has to gravitate around that number I guess.
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#7
nickbaldwin86
fairly ugly..... and I don't understand why it slopes. maybe so you break a water line the water runs out of the case? :roll:
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#8
micropage7
looks nice but i dont like the square cage,
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#9
EpicShweetness
by: buildzoid
Nice alternative to the Bitfenix Prodigy
And not much bigger either :roll::roll::roll:
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#10
Kursah
I like it, and I like the idea of an angled interior to make space for tall coolers. These cubes are sure becoming appealing. Hopefully I can continue to enjoy my Lian Li tower...at least until I have money again!
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#11
u860111
It's tilt and will destroy my HDD.
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