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XION Predator Gaming Series AXP 970-001BK Mid Tower PC Case w/ Hot-Swap Enabled Front Loading Trays for SATA HDD

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  • Black Interior Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x 7.1 channels Audio Front Ports
  • Front, 1 X 120 mm Blue LED Fan
  • Rear, 1 X 120 mm Black Fan

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XION leads the field in computer chassis with the Predator AXP 970-001BK gaming case. Coated with black finish from the inside out, this computer case shines style with neat looks, and the rugged construction adds overall quality for superior durability. It come equipped with two unique hot-swappable, front-loadable SATA HDD trays for quick installation and easy data transfer, eliminating the hassle of opening the case and digging inside. The ability of fitting at least 350 mm performance graphics cards, like the ATI 5970, leaves you no trouble when choosing the ultra-long high-end graphics card.

Two pre-installed fans with mesh front panels ensure excellent system cooling, along with the water cooling retention offer an extra heat dissipation solution. An array of advanced features such as bottom mounted PSU with removable filter, wire routing design, support for dual external radiator and convenient top I/O panel, leave behind the competitors and makes the Predator an ideal choice for building your powerful dream house.

  • newegg Two Front-Loading Trays Featuring unique 2x hot-swap enabled front-loading trays, the XION AXP 970-001BK enables easy SATA HDD installation and removal for convenient data transfer.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The XION AXP 970-001BK features a mesh front panel to maximize airflow of the inner system. A rear 120mm black fan and a 120mm front blue LED fan provide efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Watering Cooling Support The Predator is predrilled for water cooling tube access (3 holes on the rear) and supports a dual 120mm radiator at the top panel for a more efficient and quieter system cooling.
  • newegg Bottom-Placed PSU The bottom-placed PSU design offers power supply independent and optimized cooling, and a removable filter helps keep the dirt and dust out for a clean interior and better airflow.
  • newegg Wire Routing The wire routing, cables management and cable compartment enables tidy cable management and unimpeded airflow for stable system operation.
  • newegg Transparent Side Window The XION AXP 970-001BK comes equipped with a transparent window on the side panel to deliver a direct view of inner system, and the blue LED gives out mystic light for an eye-catching fun and amazing ambience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Patrick E.
  • 1/17/2015 8:54:48 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case for the Money

Pros: Well thought out design for things like long video cards lining up with the SSD bay slots, dual fan Water Cooling support in the top, excellent cable management & hot swap drive bays. Runs cool & silent & looks great doing it.

Cons: I'd like a fan mount for the hot swap bays

Other Thoughts: This is the first case I've built in that I'm not wondering why they didn't change about 20 things.

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  • Dustin L.
  • 1/15/2015 12:33:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove the case

Pros: I love the look and design of the case, if flows nicely and has a somewhat flat top, allowing me to set things on top of it. It comes with a fan in the front behind wire mesh and one at the back. This case is nice, but not for everyone.

Cons: The wire mesh on the front case fan collects a lot of dust. I know that's what it's there for, but it still doesn't look very nice.

Other Thoughts: I have seen a comment saying it does not come with rubber around the cable management holes. My case has them and they are just fine. Also, taking the side panel off the first time was EXTREMELY hard and I was scared I was going to break it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2014 9:01:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great cable management . able to fit a corsair h100i no problem. hot swap trays in the front are amazing. runs very quiet with the stock fans . No need for screws on the hdd or disk drives!

Cons: nothing although the case did come with a dent in the side but it was on the back panel newegg granted me a free replacement or gift card for the damage

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  • 12/25/2014 8:56:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall - Descent and worth the money

Pros: *2 front hot swap bays. Support 2.5" or 3.5" drives.
*The hot swap bays actually work, every time, no problems.
*Descent cable management, given the cost of the case.
*Huge on the inside.

Cons: *Little too cheap feeling - flimsy side panels and cheap plastics.
*Hot swap bay trays are very tight and have to wiggle them side to side a bit when removing hdds. I think with time this might get better as it's used more however I feel that a better rack/slide system could be implemented.

Other Thoughts: *Definitely great bang for the buck. Just purchased one for a customer and they loved it. Ordered a second one just to have on hand.
*Probably the only case with hot swap bays without breaking the bank.

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  • Timothy K.
  • 3/17/2014 6:17:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXION Predator Gaming Case

Pros: I have been repairing computers for years but never built one, so being said i was unsure what case to get for my first build. Antec is a fav of many but i have to say this case is amazing! It is very roomy (Dells, HP's and such are really compact). so what joy it was to be able to work inside with ease. I like the ability to add fans. Here is something you don't see in the brochure. It comes with a front and rear fan but you can add 2 120mm to the top of the case and 2 120mm or 1 200mm to the side. The hot swap draws are great if you like swapping vs. external HD's. the instructions show you to put the rails that come in the box onto the harddrive (what i did first) but very hard to remove the HD. Instead screw mount them in the tray but here is the tricky part. The HD will not connect until you close the secure bar. It will set the HD for you so warning, do not force it, just close the securing bar and it will go in solid!. Also for a new builder i found that the case fans are connected to the board for the hot swap so even if you do not plan to use this feature please remember to add power or the fans will not activate (unless you reroute the fan plugs to the motherboard). Overall an awesome and solid case. BTW both sides come off and the side with the Motherboard has room for tucking excess wires.

Cons: The only one, more a hiderance easily rectified was the wire for the rear fan goes across the case and makes mounting a motherboard slightly difficult. again you can take the plug and reroute to the motherboard but i wanted all the fans i can get so i left it.

Other Thoughts: from someone who spent all my years buying name brand PC's i highly suggest building your own. It is easy nowadays and DIY's are the saving grace. Cost is another matter, for a little over $800.00 i now have a gaming PC that runs all my games at Ultra (Skyrim, World Of Tanks, RIFT,Etc.). I had a few OOPS moments (important to remember there are 2 power plug locations on the motherboard and really pay atention to the way the hookups for LED, Power button and such go as there is a (+) and (-) that if not correct will not allow the cpu to start. Hope this helps

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  • John S.
  • 12/10/2013 11:25:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet Case

Pros: This case really keeps the temps down and is very practical and easy to use. Lots of air movement and great hard drive features

Cons: Tall

Other Thoughts: I love it

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  • Spencer W.
  • 10/15/2013 11:42:07 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's okay

Pros: I got it pretty cheap
Holds my hardware in place
Airflow is adequate

Cons: Microphone and headphone inputs on the front are not color coded or labeled

Why is there an eSata port on the front?

The covers for the PCI expansion slots are metal tabs that are difficult to remove without pliers. I installed a graphics card after I built my computer and I scratched my motherboard and almost damaged delicate components. Also, the covers can't be put back in placed after being removed. Removable inserts would have been a much better design choice, but stamping out the metal covers was probably much cheaper.

Side panels don't slide off and on very easily.

No handles or convenient method to carry.

Other Thoughts: This case is pretty basic. The build quality is solid, but it's missing some nice features that in retrospect I should have been willing to pay a little more for (i.e. handles, hinged side panels, side window instead of punched holes.

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  • William T.
  • 8/11/2013 9:27:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to Configure

Pros: *you can remove all panels (including the top) to access innards for ease of installation
*very roomy interior for excellent airfow
*2 hot swap SATA drive bays

Cons: *hot swap SATA bays should have been a tool-less rail system instead of tiny screws to secure the drive, which IMHO makes it a chore to use effectively if you have more than a few drives queued ... great if you don't plan on swapping them out very often, meh

Other Thoughts: This is a very nice sturdy box with no sharp edges and it was a joy to build my 2013 future proof system in it. Cable management is decent behind the MOBO because of the camber on the panels. Could probably fit a 200 mm fan on the access panel if needed, right now I have a 120 mm fan installed on it

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  • Cullen J.
  • 6/12/2013 8:08:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case for the money

Pros: Big - Easily fits my tall CPU cooler and graphics card
Has a lot of options for cooling
Built-in power for included fans
Great design
Front hot-swap bays are very useful

Cons: Cable management area behind the motherboard tray is decent, but not really big enough to route all of your cables through it.

Other Thoughts: The front panel actually includes two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, not one eSATA port and USB 2.0 ports as indicated by Newegg.

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  • Robert p.
  • 5/8/2013 11:49:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood vase

Pros: good cooling,look good, has space to hold 5 ssd, 2 internal 3.25 2 hot swap bays has room to fit a 120 radiatior

Cons: no room to put the fans on top of the radiatot and still put the top on the case,and putting the fan below the radiator in a pull configuration no room with the motherboard in place, if the radiator in place you cat get to the back of the cdrom ib the top most 5.25

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