|Airflow is not an item of concern with this case. The large side intake and front case fan, the air flows through the case unrestricted||Along with the front case fan, the side panel has two case fans to assist with keeping your I/O cards cooled.|
|The left panel is configured to channel air directly to the processors heat-sink and another port to work with the two side mounted case fans shown above.||The small illustration shown here explains how to remove the port for the processor’s heatsink if you need to.|
Those who have an aftermarket heat sink which takes up more space than what is shipped with boxed processors can remove the port which is designed to assist with delivering outside air directly to the processor.
|Rear case fan to add another fan to the list of case fans. Also several slots for case fans.||Shown here the power supply is still located at the top of the case next to two ports for water cooling tubes.|
The x-fighter case is one of few cases recently released that still puts the power supply at the top of the case, where traditionally it has been in the past. Keeping the power supply at this location keeps the power cords required for the ROM drives at a convenient location, but on the negative side, it keeps all the cables in plain view coming out of the power supply as when the power supply is located at the bottom of the case (upside down) the cables come out of the power supply closer to the right side of the case which allows for the cables to be routed behind the motherboard between the motherboard plate and the right side panel resulting in a cleaner look and reduces interference promoting better air flow through the case.
|Rather than using thumb screws to secure the side panels, the x-fighter has uses these clips which are a welcomed change in design.||Another look at the left-side of the x-fighter case to show how far the side panel’s scoop sticks out.|