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[PG] Xigmatek Elysium Review

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Xigmatek did an astonishing job with this chassis. Priced at $219 in USA (PKR 14,000 in Pakistan), It’s the most affordable HPTX-supported case on the market right now. Being affordable doesn’t mean that you’ll have to compromise on functionality or quality, everything is top-notch.

Two CPU retention holes, USB 3.0 connectors and little PCBs for powering up to 10 fans; all the features make this chassis perfect for any kind of build.

This case is idyllic for both air-cooled and water-cooled rigs. Up to eight 140mm & one 200mm fans can be installed, in case you are going for water cooling then you can install a 420mm radiator on top and 240mm radiator on bottom. I am pretty much sure a 420mm radiator can be mounted in front 5.25†drive bays with a little bit of modding.

Cable management holes with plastic grommets are another plus for this case. These holes are present all over the motherboard tray which makes cable management a really easy task.
Build quality of this case is second to none. All the panels are quite sturdy and well built. Front Aluminum strips add a nice touch to overall looks of the case.

Xigmatek Elysium is absolutely worth the money; in fact it gives you much more. It snatches away our ‘TOP PICK’ award.
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post #2 of 62
I've never been much of a fan of Xigmatek stuff, but I have to say that this case looks pretty good considering the price.
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post #3 of 62
Awesome, I get my review article of my case this Wednesday. Can't wait!
    
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post #4 of 62
I love this case =)
    
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post #5 of 62
quite like the Xigmatek fans, so seeing a case by them is a nice surprise, especially as this one doesn't look too bad. the fan PCB is a nice touch.
post #6 of 62
I think the only things I don't like is the SR2 second CPU heatsink hole which almost all other boards don't need is like a gaping hole for any ATX board, and also no onboard fan controllers like on the Pantheon.
    
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post #7 of 62
Like the case, dislike the wording on the front of the case. I'd remove it personally if I was to buy this case, but other than that, very nice.
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post #8 of 62
i like that case, some nice features and lots cable management holes
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post #9 of 62
Man, those screws look hideous!!

I wouldn't pay $220 for this if I can buy a Cosmos for much less than that.
   
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post #10 of 62
If I didn't already have an 800d, I snatch this case up without a second thought and get some radiators in it asap.
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