Case-Mod sent over another case for me to review called the X-Sonic. Usually I don’t like pre-modded cases but I wanted to give this one a chance. Personally I don’t like pre-modded cases most of the time because I like doing the work myself. There are however people out there who don’t want to do the work and just want something that looks nice and has good features. This case looks like it might be one of those cases so lets check it out.
The case comes packed in a normal box which has a picture of what it looks like along with a few features that the case has. I opened up the box and found that the case was packed as most cases are, in a plastic bag and surrounded by styrofoam. The case came without any damage to it which is good.
The pictures below are a little dark which I apologize for, my camera must have been acting up. The front of the case is pretty cool looking and you can see that there is a good cutout for the intake fan at the bottom of the case. Both the power and reset button are a good size so you can easily power and reboot your system. The LEDs that come stock with this case are green and amber which are the standard however I think they look bad and would change them. The back of the case is the standard layout with one exception which we will look at next.
There is a door right next to the 3.5″ drive bays which houses two USB and one firewire port. I always like front ports because it just makes life easier. The back of the case has a little plastic storage area for the screws and hardware which I think is kind of a good idea but at the same time seems a little pointless. The reason I like this is because a lot of the time I lose hardware to specific cases which sucks but then again its not really that hard to keep track of a single bag. In any case this is a good idea because it doesn’t change the overall look of the case.
From the side view you can see that the case comes with a preinstalled window that has a protective sheet on both the outside and inside of it. There is also a 80mm LED fan on the window which is in a good position because it will blow over the CPU and video card. The window is riveted to the door rather than using molding which I don’t like as much but this is a factory pre-modded case so that’s what I expected. The window itself is pretty thin but it will do the job, I just like windows that are thicker. The top of the case doesn’t have anything special but I figured I would throw the picture in just to give you an idea of the shape of the bezel.
This case has a cool little feature that I thought I would point out. I have seen other cases with this kinda feature such as the Pre-modded Antec Performance Plus Case by Case Mods I just reviewed. The difference between this case and the Antec style ones is that this case doesn’t have a full door just a little door that covers the one side of the bay. This is nice because you can take out the bay cover without having to go through the case which can be a pain. All you have to do is pull the clip to the side and pull it out.