If you like cases that can double as cages for misbehaving children, you might take a liking to Xigmatek's new Talon H. The company describes its new case as a "Super Tower." The appellation fits, thanks to the chassis' ten expansion slots and support for motherboards in sizes up to E-ATX, XL-ATX, and HP-TX. The case can also fit up to 13 disk drives.
All the drive trays are removable and support 2.5" and 3.5" drives. The drive cages themselves come out in three sets, but even with all of them installed, the case will take video cards up to 15.7" (40 cm) in length. We suspect the 7.9" (20 cm) maximum CPU cooler height should suffice for most builds. Don't throw out your Chieftecs just yet, since the Talon H "only" has four external 5.25" drive bays.
The Talon H has significant capacity for airflow despite its smooth-looking exterior, with room for a total of seven fans. Xigmatek includes a pair of 140-mm fans in the front, hidden away behind a swing-out door. Another 140-mm fan comes mounted at the rear of the case. Builders can then install their own hardware in the top of the case: three 120- or 140-mm fans, a 200-mm fan, or radiators up to 420mm in length. Xigmatek even hid away the the front panel connectors—four USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, plus audio connectors—under a small door on top of the case.
Those looking to splurge on all this glorious excess may have to wait a bit. Xigmatek has yet to announce pricing or availability for the Talon H.
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