Thursday, July 26th 2018

Xigmatek Intros Scorpio Micro-ATX Case

Xigmatek today introduced the Scorpio tower-type micro-ATX case. The case appears to be a shrunk down version of the Prosper. Its main design elements are the see-through front and left side panels. While the front panel is made of tempered glass, the side panel is acrylic, with a reflective "mirror-like" finish. Although it looks otherwise in the pictures, there are no fans included with the case. You still get two 120 mm front intakes, two 120 mm "bottom" intakes positioned along the horizontal partition, and one each top and rear 120 mm exhausts.

The bottom compartment of the Xigmatek Scorpio, accessible from the right side, gives you access to the PSU bay and two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Two additional 2.5-inch drives can be mounted along the reverse side of the motherboard tray. The tray serves up room for graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 15.3 cm in height. Coarse dust filters line the PSU air intake, and the top exhaust. Front panel connectivity includes one each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 type-A ports, and HDA jacks. Available now, the Scorpio is priced at 30€.
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6 Comments on Xigmatek Intros Scorpio Micro-ATX Case

#1
DeathtoGnomes
This case reminds me of another case, cant put my finger on it...:rolleyes:
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GlacierNine
Well, that sure is a mighty lack of front ventilation.

Hope those 2x front fans have jet engine levels of static pressure. They're sure as fuck not being helped out by that front panel.

Hopefully we can get a review of it through TPU at some point, so that any thermal impact can be properly quantified and measured.
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#3
PowerPC
Damn, it doesn't look bad for 30€. Unfortunately, the lack of ventilation in the front kills it. Also, should have added an actual glass side panel for 10€ more and it would have been pretty good. Still, we're getting there.
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#4
bonehead123
"GlacierNine said:
Well, that sure is a mighty lack of front ventilation.

Hope those 2x front fans have jet engine levels of static pressure. They're sure as fuck not being helped out by that front panel.

Hopefully we can get a review of it through TPU at some point, so that any thermal impact can be properly quantified and measured.
^^agreed, what he said^^ :D
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#5
ryun
Are the front fans just for show or what?
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#6
DeathtoGnomes
"GlacierNine said:
Well, that sure is a mighty lack of front ventilation.

Hope those 2x front fans have jet engine levels of static pressure. They're sure as fuck not being helped out by that front panel.

Hopefully we can get a review of it through TPU at some point, so that any thermal impact can be properly quantified and measured.
Fractal Design did a similar thing with the front panel, although not a window. They had to mod the panel to get more airflow. For the cheap ass price it makes it a good experiment subject to mod on.
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