IBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom Series System ReviewThu, Aug 19, 2010 - 12:00 AM
IBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom Series outside Images
The iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom is built in the new NZXT Phantom case. Take notice of the paperwork on the side of the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom; this instructs you to open up the side of the case to remove the internal packaging that protects the components.
There is plenty of air intake on the side panel. The iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom has a pair of 120mm fans installed on the side with available placement for a 200mm fan as well.
The front of the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom is sharp looking and clean; all the drive space is placed behind the door.
This particular version of the Paladin XLC Phantom has been upgraded to a single blu-ray rom/DVD re-writer. There is also a 12 in 1 card reader in the bottom 5.25″ drive bay.
The back panel of the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom has black mesh that will allow for the air from the pair of 120mm fans on the front flow over the hard drive cages.
The back of the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom features all the usual connections, as well as four grommeted holes for water lines if you decide to run an external water cooling system.
Above we can see the USB, audio, and e-SATA ports on the top of the system. Just below them are the buttons for the power and reset functions.
Here we can see the five fan speed sliders that control the various fans in the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom.
The fans on the top of the case are a pair of 200mm fans with the rear fan being an LED fan that can be switched on and off.
The iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom comes with everything you need to fire up your system. Above you can see the iBUYPOWER keyboard and mouse. Also included is a power cable, the driver discs, accessories from the GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R motherboard, PaLiT GeForce GTX 460’s and all of the unused screws from the NZXT Phantom Case. iBUYPOWER also includes an installation disc for Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit.