Anidees AI Crystal XL Review

Anidees AI Crystal XL AR Review  


We get more than a few PC cases delivered here for review, so many in fact that the various delivery chaps have become quite familiar acquaintances.  Imagine then that one of them, Dave in fact from Parcel Farce accused me of trying to kill him?  Why should he make this accusation?  Well it could have something to do with the sheer size and weight of the Anidees AI Crystal XL AR.  Putting the size aside for the moment, at 20KG, that’s practically the weight of a 10 year old.  And where does this weight come from you ask?  well the case is made of Steel, and both side panels as well as the front panel are made from 5mm thick Tempered Glass.  All that, in conjunction with the size adds up to a fair weight.  

At first glance the XL seems to offer everything you could hope for….actually I was expecting to a “but” in here, “but” to be honest, even at this point in the review, i’m struggling to think where I can find weakness.  Guys, I think I might be in love…This case had better not have lead me on..I’ve loved and been hurt before.  Jennifer Hawkins, I’m looking at you.


Technical Specification

Dimensions 620x235x595mm (lxWxH)
Material Steel Chassis, Plastic trim, 5mm Tempered glass panels
Weight 20kg
Motherboard HPTX,XL-ATX,E-ATX(12″x13″) SSI-EEB,ATX,M-ATX,M-ITX
5.25″ 0
3.5″ 15(max)
2.5″ 17(max)
Front I/O USB3.0 x 2, USB2.0 x 2 ,3 steps Fan Controller, Audio 1,Mic 1
Expansion Slots 10 2 Vertical
Air Cooling

Front:  140mm Fan x 3(optional) /120mm AI-Aureola RGB Fan 4 (included)

Rear:  140mm Fan x 1 (optional) / 120mm AI-Aureola RGB fan 1 (included)

Top:  140mm x 3 /120mm x 4 (optional)

Water Cooling

Front: Up to 360, 480 rad

Roof:  Up to 360, 480 rad

Rear:   ….Really??? OK, 120 or 140mm

Max CPU Cooler Height 190mm
Max GPU Length 530mm
Max PSU Length 530mm (with drive cages removed)