HZMOD XQ69 v4.1 (Sentry 2.0 Clone)

HZMOD XQ69 is a near one for one clone of the very popular but impossible to get Dr Zaber Sentry 2.0. The current revision of the XQ69 Mini-ITX case is the v4.1. The case is 7.5L in volume.

The XQ69 case is priced comparable to other boutique ITX cases and is available to buy via AliExpress.

The HZMOD XQ69 is not cheap case, costing around £180 after VAT and delivery costs from China. The case is very compacted at around 5-6L internal volume, but with its compact size and lack of case fans, the case thermals are higher than most SFF cases we’ve tested but this is not unexpected giving its low volume.

SPECS

DIMENSIONS 323 x 69 x 339mm (L x W x H)
VOLUME7.55L (including stand)
MATERIALSGalvanised Steel
EXTERNAL I/O2x USB 3.0 Type-A, Power Button (LED)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORTMini-ITX
MAX CPU COOLER HEIGHT50mm
EXPANSION SLOTS 2
MAX GPU LENGTH320mm
MAX GPU WIDTH55mm
RADIATOR SUPPORT120mm (with ITX GPU)
RADIATOR COMPATIBILITY 45mm Thickness (radiator + fan)
PSU SUPPORT SFX / SFX-L
FANS SUPPORTED 1x 120mm (with ITX GPU)
2.5″ / 3.5″ DRIVE SUPPORT N
DUST FILTERS N

IN THE BOX

BUILD

MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link)
CPURyzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link)
CPU COOLERAlpenfohn Black Ridge (Amazon Link)
GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC (Amazon Link)
PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (Amazon Link)
RAMCorsair VENGEANCE LPX 16GB, 3600MHz, 2x8GB, C18 (Amazon Link)
STORAGE256GB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)
1TB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)

Rating: 4 out of 5.