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CES Las Vegas 2005 XGbox

01/30/05

By

pr101j (Paul)

 

       

XGbox

 

Another company that I was very familiar with before the expo, had a nice booth at the CES show this year. MGE, a parent company created a gamer /  modding PC equipment division XGbox.com. MGE Company has been making extreme gaming cases and high end modding supplies for a while now. Founded in 1990,  MGE Company made the subdivision to target the new PC trends. I had the pleasure of viewing in person a few of their newer products. Their products range from PC cases to Speaker systems. Their case lines have two focuses: clean and sleek as well as modded to the hilt. XG makes products to fit every individual's lifestyle. Their Quantum line have all the bells and whistles including internal fan and temp controls built in, so no need for the 5 1/4 drive bay control units. Also, the Quantum has XG's advanced cooling system to help keep your CPU and internal components working optimally and at the same time the look of this case is clean and mean.  On the flip side you have the Viper line, which is more like your gamer enthusiast machine. Designed for the gamer that might not be into modding but still wants the case window and unique style that makes their friends say "wow!"  XG also has a line of power supply units ranging from the LED fan light to the aluminum chassis 600watt monsters. Their latest line of LED fan power supplies the "Vortec" are similar to the existing "Vigor" but with new features making them even better.  The Vortec like its predecessor has adjustable fan controls that allow the consumer to reduce the noise level of the fans when heat is less of an issue. Also, new to the Vortec XG uses an all aluminum chassis to help dissipate heat more efficiently. The new line is now BTX and ATX compatible so if you are interested in getting a product compatible with not only your existing hardware but ready for future motherboards the Vortec will fit the bill. This new line comes in 500 & 600 watt  assuring the unit will fits any power usage needs. I have personally tested some of their Power supplies and if the other products XG provides are anything like the unit we tested here at Marns CDA, then chances are the product will make the consumer happy and satisfy their needs. I had the opportunity to see the quality craftsmanship that you can't appreciate from a photo. There is a huge difference in the assessment of product quality when you can actually pick up a product in your own hands and realizing the difference between a lesser quality unit or case.  XG has just those type of products, the panels are sturdy and the components are solid. Well, at least the ones I saw at the show. This month XG released their latest line of cases, the "X-Case."  This case is clean and at the same time extreme case, combining the standard modding look with a clean feel. They use a tool less techniques to their drive bays and have LED's and a design that is visually appealing as well.  The front case lights have patterns to display a few different styles as well as a window shaped in an X shape to show off what components are inside.  Whether you want a clean feel or the super modder with all the lights and shapes,  XG has a variety of equipment to choose from.  I can't wait to see XG's next creation, the Dragon, due in March 2005...  For more information on any of these products check out XG's website @ www.xgbox.com.

 

 

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