Xigmatek Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis Review

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The Xigmatek Aquila has loads of space on the interior for a long graphics card, the Sapphire R9 270X is a huge card and it fits in the Aquila with room to spare.

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One thing that I did struggle with is PSU clearance. The Seasonic power supply I’m using is a little longer than most ATX PSUs and with the addition of the modular cable connectors, it was a real struggle getting it into place; although I did finally manage it.

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There’s a vast amount of space for a large CPU cooler, or even a water cooling loop with radiators in the back, top and front of the chassis.

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Cable management looks a little scruffy here, but it’s actually pretty good. All excess cable is located in the base of the chassis, leaving airflow nice and clear in the top compartment; you could easily tidy this up with a few extra cable ties.

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There is no cut-out for routing the motherboard CPU power cable, although despite the fact it looks a little scruffy trailing over the board like this, you won’t actually see this from the side panel window, so it’s no big deal.

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With the side panel back in place, you can see the graphics card, the PSU and the bottom hard drive bays. I’m not so sure I want to see the PSU and would have preferred a wider, less tall window instead, but that’s just my personal preference.

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