We liked the Aerocool XPredator X3 chassis. It has a design that stands out from the crowd, without overdoing it. The shell-like vents on the top help the cooling, and look neat. It doesn't lack in features, the build quality and finish are good and the plastic is of decent quality. For this price point, the XPredator X3 provides everything you expect. The fan controllers are a nice extra, along with the external 2.5-inch dock.
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