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Xigmatek Elysium Review

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Lord-Vale3 15th July 2011, 08:10 Quote
Monster case.
[USRF]Obiwan 15th July 2011, 08:11 Quote
speaking of WC cases. A few months ago there was a contest of WC case designs. Any news on that front?
Toka 15th July 2011, 09:06 Quote
Thanks for the shot of the case with a system inside :)
jakobfrimmel 15th July 2011, 09:08 Quote
the system looks micro compared to the case :P
someone needs to fill that baby with an sr2 and and couple of gtx 580's :P
WarrenJ 15th July 2011, 09:11 Quote
Sold.
confusis 15th July 2011, 09:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]speaking of WC cases. A few months ago there was a contest of WC case designs. Any news on that front?

I'm asking around, no replies as yet.. I'm interested to see how it pans out as even though I didn't win, I put a sh**load of time into it!

Re: case
Good design concept, that front fascia is bleaugh though!
Cei 15th July 2011, 09:14 Quote
ATX looks ridiculous in there, at least with air cooling. Not sure I'd ever want something that massive though!
Hustler 15th July 2011, 09:46 Quote
Finally a case you can buy in 2011, knowing that it will be able to take the 2ft long budget gfx cards and 5000w power supplies that will be needed in 2015...

..bargain...:))
Zinfandel 15th July 2011, 10:07 Quote
Jesus Christ! Will I have to take the lounge window out to get it into the house?!

Awesome stuff.
Nitrix 15th July 2011, 10:21 Quote
One day you will show us a WC case review actually using watercooling :O

@ [USRF]Obiwan - the case is currently in production
ZodiacKiller 15th July 2011, 10:49 Quote
That case is just fugly, will stick with my FD R3 :)
tonyd223 15th July 2011, 10:52 Quote
would have to buy a bigger house to fit that monstrosity - everything is getting smaller.

Cases are like caravans - too big and you look like...
confusis 15th July 2011, 10:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nitrix
One day you will show us a WC case review actually using watercooling :O

@ [USRF]Obiwan - the case is currently in production

Any pics of a production model? Cost?
Bloody_Pete 15th July 2011, 11:14 Quote
Its a great case, my build is nearly finisted in mine (using watercooling).

Oh, and if you look on their facebook there a photo of it housing one of the Gene motherboards...
lilgoth89 15th July 2011, 12:26 Quote
the ATX board in there looks lost...someone should stick a ITX board in there for the lolz
bullseye 15th July 2011, 12:29 Quote
I could fit my hardware in that and rent out the extra space as student accommodation.
digitaldunc 15th July 2011, 12:35 Quote
Nice from a practical standpoint, but the case is hardly a stunner... hopefully something some modding love could fix.
Nitrix 15th July 2011, 12:37 Quote
@ confusis we will have an update for you next week ;)
Woodspoon 15th July 2011, 13:17 Quote
Reminds me of the original Cooler master stacker.
Masses of space inside but I prefer my main radiator to be at the bottom of the case, the TJ07 is safe.
Combatus 15th July 2011, 13:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]speaking of WC cases. A few months ago there was a contest of WC case designs. Any news on that front?

We'll hopefully have an update soon!
SlowMotionSuicide 15th July 2011, 14:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nitrix
One day you will show us a WC case review actually using watercooling.

Agreed. At it's present state, this review is next to useless. Not even to photos are particularly presentative, excluding the one showing how stupid it will look with only aircooled vanilla ATX build inside it.

You don't review a high performance sports car based on it's suitability to every grocery shopping either, now do you?
Baz 15th July 2011, 16:09 Quote
The issue with reviewing a W/C case with WCing is that every loop will be different, and will be more dependant on your choice of loop components than the layout of the case. What more do you need to know other what radiators can be mounted where? Your choice of pump, rad, blocks, whether to WC the chipset; these are far greater factors for W/Cing performance.

My point is, If we fit a W/C loop into it, we'd be testing the loop more than the chassis.
Tokari 15th July 2011, 16:55 Quote
Monster of a case! I'm looking forward to seeing Bloody_Pete's efforts using this case.
bobwya 15th July 2011, 17:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baz

My point is, If we fit a W/C loop into it, we'd be testing the loop more than the chassis.

What would be useful is to see you guys trying out various thin and thicker standard 15mm spaced 120mm & 140mm rad.'s to test static mount clearance. My criteria for a W/C case would be down to internal mount clearance - can you use thicker 32mm fans? Will rad. spacers fit in as well? Few pictures of that would be useful.

It's very difficult (for me to anyway!!) to visualise how a big 360 monster rad.+spacer+32mm panflow fans is going to look in a case - when I only have tiny internet pictures of the stock case to go on! You wouldn't even need to construct a working water-loop to show this functionality of the case!

Looks like this case would allow a monster-sized roof rad. (with clearance for spacers, push-pull - whatever floats your boat really).

On the subject of the reviewed Xigmatek case:
I switched off when I read: 'bulging sections of plastic', in the review. Otherwise the case looks very nice... Maybe an aluminium rebuild would be in order for people who don't visit the gym regularly as well...
dream1 15th July 2011, 17:44 Quote
Nice case, it got lot of room to fill some stuff even for WS mobos :) Great !
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