The Xigmatek Aquila Micro-ATX chassis does come with a high price tag and will set you back around £74.99 + shipping from Overclockers UK. This makes it more expensive than the Aerocool DS Cube, Thermaltake Core V21, several BitFenix offerings and put’s it alongside some of the high-end Lian-Li products.
I do like this chassis, it’s a got a unique design that I’ve never seen before and I’ve always been a fan of Xigmatek products in general. There are a couple of small issues I have with the chassis, but fortunately nothing major. The PSU mount feels a little restricted and could have been made longer given the excess space near the front of the chassis, the side panel window isn’t the right size and shape to best show off the build and finally, the price is quite high.
When you pay this much for a chassis, you want a good return on your investment. Fortunately, you do get a lot for your money as this chassis is very well made, it’s stylish and it’s capable of housing some very impressive hardware. The Aquila is a very good chassis overall and it’s a great choice for those who want to install custom loop water cooling in a smaller chassis, thanks to its multiple fan and radiator mounts and removable storage bays.
- Great build quality
- Unique design
- Room for extra-long graphics cards
- Water cooling support
- Removable storage bays
- Dust filters
- Side panel window
- PSU mount can be cramped for modular PSU cables
- A little expensive compared to rival offerings
“Xigmatek have proven once again that they can make a very capable chassis, with great build quality and unique style. If you’re looking for a chassis for a LAN gaming rig, you’ll love the Aquila and the easy to carry design.”
Thank you Overclockers for providing us with this sample.