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Xigmatek Elysium Interior

Xigmatek Elysium Interior

Sliding back the Elysium's massive side panels reveals a cavernous space in which to work. It's one of the few cases to support EVGA's huge Classified SR-2 motherboard and has a staggering amount of cable routeing holes. There are 12 in total, with plenty of space behind the motherboard tray for even tucking away a thick 24-pin ATX power cable. In addition, there are two CPU area cut-outs in the motherboard tray, meaning that even SR-2 owners will be able to swap CPU coolers without removing the motherboard.

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Matching its monster proportions, the Elysium also sports ten expansion slots and seven water-cooling grommets. However, the inclusion of the latter seems strange given that Xigmatek clearly intends you to have all your water-cooling gear inside the Elysium, although the uppermost pair are useful for routeing the case's USB 3 cables to your motherboard's rear I/O panel.

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Inside the Elysium are two possible mounting locations for your PSU; one in the roof, and one in the floor, with a removable plate enabling you to plug up the un-used mount. This means that either the case’s entire mesh floor or roof areas are available for mounting radiators. Each can support up to triple 140mm-fan radiators, although your PSU will take up at least one of the fan mounts in one area.


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The front drive bays and rear 120mm fan mount also have space for radiators. While the design isn’t as that of the TJ07, the ability to mount a triple 140mm-fan radiator in the roof along with a single-fan radiator in the base or rear makes the Elysium by far the best sub-£200 case for water-cooling. There's also plenty of room for pumps and reservoirs, although it's notably missing an internal divider to compartmentalise its design.