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XPG Defender


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Jul 8, 2005
2,919 (0.48/day)
Victoria, BC, Canada
System Name Meshlicious Monster
Processor Intel Core i5-10600T
Motherboard MSI Z490I Unify
Cooling NZXT Kraken Z53 with 2x Noctua Redux 1300 RPM PWM fans
Memory ADATA 16 GB 3200 Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
Storage TeamGroup 1TB NVMe SSD
Display(s) Asus ProArt 27" 1440P, 75Hz
Case ssupd Meshlicious with mesh side panels
Power Supply Fractal Design Ion 660 W Platinum ATX
Mouse Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
The XPG Defender uses the same body as the Pro variant, but ships with a metal mesh front and non-ARGB fans. More affordable thus, pricing aligns with what you get in regards to the I/O and 2.5" hard-drive mounting methods. You actually end up with a lot of case for the money, especially as an E-ATX user.

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Oct 18, 2013
3,162 (1.05/day)
Left @Booneys Ave, go 22.96 miles then right 2 mi.
System Name The Little One
Processor i5-8279u
Motherboard AZW Speed S
Cooling Fan w/heat pipes + side & rear vents
Memory 32GB Crucial DDR4-3200 (2x 16GB)
Video Card(s) Iris Plus 655
Storage WD Black SN750 2TB m.2 + WD 2TB external nvme
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @1440p
Case Practically identical to a mac mini, just purrtier in slate blue, & with 3x usb ports on the front !
Audio Device(s) Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
Power Supply 65w brick
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2
Keyboard Logitech G613 mechanical wireless
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shitzu turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores PDQ - all things considered !

Just anutha unremarkable rectabular boxen of yesteryear....

what a snoozerfester :)
Oct 17, 2014
9,296 (3.49/day)
@Darksaber gods almighty find us a budget PC case that can fit a 420mm AIO Arctic cooler! make my dreams come true! I will not stand for heat! I will not stand for it! I require 60 celsius max temps while gaming!!!

*howls into the infinite void*
Feb 24, 2020
48 (0.07/day)
3rd world sh1thole, AKA italy
System Name AMDream v1.8.0
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600X+Alphacool Eisblock XPX Clear
Motherboard Asus Prime B550-Plus
Cooling CPU+GPU custom loop, 2x240 slim rads, 4xEK Vardar Evo RGB+1x Arctic P12 PWM fans
Memory 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Red RGB DDR4 3600@3866 15-18-13-35-59 1T
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 reference+EK block, OC/UV: 1065mV core,1100MHz@1030mV HBM
Storage 1TB Western Digital SN850+Eluteng NVMe heatsink
Display(s) LG 24ML600S+Dell VESA base
Case Aerocool Aero-800 White
Audio Device(s) Creative Inspire P380
Power Supply EVGA 650GQ
Mouse Steelseries Rival original (white), Steelseries Qck+ mousepad
Keyboard Arealer Roarer with white pudding keycaps (Long Hua blue switches)
Software Windows 11 Pro
Benchmark Scores 11150-1520 Cineb.R23, 4993 Superposition
If I’m ever going to change my PC case (currently have an Aerocool Aero 800, a bit tight with my watercooled rig), the white version of this XPG is going to be THE one! I only have basic requirements: white at least on exterior, good airflow, liquid cooling compatibility, low price.