IBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom Series System Review

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iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

The front of the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom is sharp looking and clean; all the drive space is placed behind the door.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom

Here we can see the five fan speed sliders that control the various fans in the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom.

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.

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom Bundle

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.

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