At first glance, the XK-BK1 computer case which is made by XKROMA, is a striking case.With its mirror-like chrome finish and colored LED fans (front and side fans included), the case certainly stands out in a room.However, despite its striking exterior, its modest interior and lack of features do little to distinguish this case from the plethora of computer cases that are out on the market.
Black Chrome case design
Two (2) front mounted USB ports
Front mounted microphone and headphone jacks
Recessed I/O plates
Power LED indicator
Hard drive LED indicator
Drive Bay Features:
Four (4) 5.25-inch external drive bays
One (1) 3.5-inch external drive bays
Six (6) 3.5-inch internal drive bays
Seven (7) Expansion punchout slots
Supported Form Factors:
17.5 x 9 x 20.5-inches (H x W x D)
Case Fan Support:
One (1) 80 mm case fan on side window w/LED and extendable exhaust tube
Two (2) 80 mm case fans on rear (not included)
One (1) 80 mm case fan front w/LED
The case came well packaged in a sturdy, blue box with styrofoam inserts that spanned the length of the box.We found no shipping damage on the case that we received.
Once the plastic is removed, its cool exterior finish really catches your eye.The case comes in multiple chrome finishes: red, black, and blue.We got to try out the black version; I suspect that the red and blue finishes are equally if not more striking.The case also comes with a pair of white gloves to help reduce the amount of fingerprints the case collects.
The front of the case offers slots for (4) 5.25� drives and (1) 3.5� drives.The empty slots are filled with plastic panels that are individually removable.On our test case, the 3.5� panel never �popped� into place solidly, despite numerous attempts to secure it.The plastic finish of the front bezel detracted from the overall look of the case.Below the drive bays, an 80mm fan with a chrome fan grill with the company name presented itself.Below the fan, a push-type plastic door reveals two USB ports, audio ports, and places for an on/off switch and a 1394 connection.