Chenbro Xpider II Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by SidneyWong @ 2004-09-16

The Xpider II is a feature rich case. Chenbro has over 20 years experience in producing computer chassis; and partners with Intel, Asus and Tyan, we are looking at one of the heavy weight of computer chassis manufacturers. Does there latest case deliver? Read on to find out.

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Packaging and features

Packaging and features

Madshrimps (c)

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Package arrived intact with no damage at all

Madshrimps (c)

Madshrimps (c)

The top pic shows handle for carrying out of a retail store; with UPC code at the bottom; meaning Chenbro is geared for the Mass Market. The Standard model does not include Power Supply and front intake fan; but the rear 120 mm exhaust is included.

Features & Benefits
Thermally Advantaged Design
  • Optional 92mm front and 120 MM rear cooling fans
  • Passes thermal testing for Intel Prescott
  • Integrated vent holes in slot covers

    Excellent EMI Performance

  • Optional EMI liner for slot covers
  • Optional EMI liner on Chassis edges

    Easy Installation and Maintenance

  • Rear fan holder supports up to 120 mm fan
  • Easy front bezel removal
  • Screwless side rails for 5.25" and 3.5" bay devices
  • Optional screwless holder for add-on PCI/AGP card installation

    Excellent Styling

  • Unique front bezel design
  • Innovative see-through side panel window
  • Safety Designed for Assembly
  • Folded & rounded edges throughout entire chassis
  • Protective membrane protects side panel from scratches during installation

    Configuration Flexibility

  • Screw or rail mounting for external 5.25"/3.5" drive bays
  • Optional 4-bay hard drive cage

    Maximum Security

  • Kensington lock support
  • Optional intrusion switch and key lock
  • Secure side latch cover

    Full FPIO Support

  • Full front-mounted USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 and Audio ports with flip-up protective cover

  • Built using Chenbro's advanced thermal management design, the Xpider II allows hassle-free overclocking in even the most extreme thermal conditions.
    Xpider II offers gamers/enthusiasts the features they have come to expect from Chenbro. As we say, the Xpider II is designed by Gamers for Gamers. Only the Xpider II offers the proven performance options that gamers want!

    Motherboard Form Factor ATX
    CPU Supported Intel Celeron, Pentium 4 and AMD Athlon 64/FX
    Dimensions (DxWxH) 465 x 198 x 425 mm
    18.3" x 7.8" x 16.7"
    Power Supply (Optional) Form Factor: PS2 (ATX 12V)
    Watts: 300W or 350W
    Front Switches Power ON/OFF & Reset
    Indicator Lights Power ON & Hard Drive Activity
    Slot Openings 7
    Cooling Fan configuration (Optional) Front : 80 mm or 92 mm
    Rear: 80 mm, 92 mm or 120 mm
    Front Panel I/O USB 2.0 x 2
    Audio x 2
    IEEE 1394 x 1
    Security Lock Keylock & Intrusion Switch
    Kensington Lock Supported ( Not Included)
    Construction Material SECC
    Manufacturing Process Hard Tooled
    Plastic Material Type ABS-HB
    Net Weight 8.2 Kg
    Gross Weight 9.4 Kg
    Container Reference 20' 40' 40'H
    Single Packing 364 750 842
    Bulk Packing 400 880 1100
    Front Bezel Color Options Red, Green, White, Blue

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