The XPG Battlecruiser II is a mid-tower chassis, which made its debut on 28 September 2023. It features four glass panels, three magnetic dust filters, an adjustable GPU holder and it can be combined with XPG’s Prime Box, which is a PWM/ARGB hub that will make your life easy, while giving you full control over all connected fans.
The XPG Battlecruiser had good sales, so the brand thought to give it a revamp, and the Battlecruiser II was born. According to XPG, this chassis combines aesthetics (looks) with functionality. Indeed, it looks interesting, but I am going to discuss functionality later in this review when I describe the installation procedure. The case has four glass side panels and promises improved cable management, which you will definitely need since one of the glass panels shows the area behind the mainboard. Compared to its predecessor, the new chassis is 65mm taller, allowing for better spacing for a 360mm radiator on its top side and for a 420mm radiator at the front. The interior has been revised to offer tool-less assembly, and the I/O panel includes a USB Type-C port, which connects to the mainboard through a Type-E connector, supporting up to Gen 2×2 speeds (20 Gbps).
The premium XPG Battlecruiser II versions come bundled with XPG’s Prime Box, which is a hub allowing the sync of several ARGB devices without the need for an ARGB-compatible mainboard, although nowadays, almost all mainboards support ARGB control. Besides lighting, this hub can also control fan speed. The Prime Box can be controlled though the XPG Prime software. The latter allows you to design airflow profiles manually, or you can let an algorithm do that for you.