Friday, February 3rd 2012

Xigmatek Gigas Brushed Aluminum Micro-ATX Cube Case Announced

Xigmatek is celebrating a first with the Gigas Micro-ATX Cube, as it is their first Aluminum chassis. Even with its compact dimensions, the Gigas Cube manages to fit high-end Hardware, allowing one to easily build a potent HTPC or Gaming system. USB 3.0, space for up to 4 fans, along with a fan controller round up the list of features.

The word "Gigas" is part of the Greek language and means "giant". In the modern language, the prefix "giga" can be found in many different areas to quantify the sheer size. Gigabyte or Gigawatt are such examples and the new chassis from Xigmatek carries the name "Gigas" for good reason.

The shell of the cube chassis is constructed of Aluminum, which give the chassis that extraordinary look and feel. With the single piece spanning across the left, front and right of the chassis, completely eliminating any ugly gaps between these areas. Plenty of openings allow for ample ventilation and have been placed in the rear, side and front of the chassis, with the one in the front shaped like an X for Xigmatek.

Two 5.25 inch drive bays in the front next to a perfectly placed I/O panel, which holds not only the power and reset buttons, but also the two USB 2.0 and a single USB 3.0 plug. The latter may be connected directly to the 20-pin header of modern motherboards. Naturally, two status LEDs and a pair of audio connectors can also be found on the I/O panel..

Upon removing the six screws holding the top cover in place, one may access the innovative interior layout, which is the absolute strength of the Gigas. The motherboard, be it of the Micro-ATX or ITX, is simply placed on the floor of the chassis as this panel also acts as the board tray. Expansion cards and ATX power supply are to be installed horizontally within the chassis, as this is the most efficient use of the limited space.

Two large air vents on the left side of the chassis give access to fresh air for the PSU and graphic card so that even the longest (up to 35 cm) and fastest graphic cards keep cool under any circumstance. Two 120 mm fans, rotating at up to 1.000 RPM push cool air across the components, further reducing the overall temperature within the Gigas.

To pull hot air out of the case, the Gigas may hold an additional two 120 mm units in the rear of the chassis. These are to be installed above each other, which generates a healthy flow of air across the hard drive cage and the CPU cooler,

Each of the two hard drive cages can hold up to three 3.5 inch hard drives, with an additional 2.5 inch SSD mounting on the underside of each unit, for a total of eight drives. A third cage, intended for two 5.25 inch drives can be found in the front of the chassis. For additional support of these parts, a metal beam has been installed within the chassis, while still allowing CPU coolers with an impressive height of 18.5 cm to be installed with the Gigas.

With all these features and the incredible and innovative use of space, the Xigmatek Gigas performs like a giant, able to hold high-end components without breaking a sweat. Xigmatek rounds up the impressive list of engineering achievements with their "Mono Cool" fan controller, also part of the Midgard (II) cases, with which one may adjust the speed of up to three fans within the chassis.

The Xigmatek Gigas will be available in black or silver variants at the end of March for a price of 109,90 Euro exclusively at Caseking caseking.de.
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21 Comments on Xigmatek Gigas Brushed Aluminum Micro-ATX Cube Case Announced

#1
m1dg3t
That front panel kill's the case IMHO, otherwise a nice lil' piece of kit
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#2
radrok
The front panel mesh looks like a butterfly :D
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#3
Vancha
I would so love to have an ATX equivalent of this. It looks beautiful.
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#4
m1dg3t
by: radrok
The front panel mesh looks like a butterfly :D
I should have been more specific :o The switch panel is what does it for me. Everything else look's great!
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#6
majestic12
The micro-ATX case selection is getting better each day it seems!
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
That's a real nice case although i wish they had used little hex key screws and not Philip screws as it looks like they thought of near every thing else.
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#8
theonedub
habe fidem
by: m1dg3t
I should have been more specific :o The switch panel is what does it for me. Everything else look's great!
I agree, that thing is hideous. Seems like it was a complete afterthought.
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#9
m1dg3t
The switche's should have gone directly into the front panel, prolly somewhere along the bottom or side would have looked best IMO. It's almost as if they needed to cover up a random hole or something so they stuck the switch plate over it and called it a day lol
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#10
mlee49
Ohhhhh, I really like this case. Very nice. :D
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#11
badtaylorx
love the "><" on the front .....nice touch >
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#13
Widjaja
I thought I was looking at an ATX case there for a moment.
Still huge for a M-ATX case.
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#14
Rowsol
The layout is unique and I like it but the 'x' is dumb.
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#15
fochkoph
That is actually a really nice looking case. I'm liking the interior too, but the lame "X" on the front does bring down the want value quite a lot.
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
by: m1dg3t
The switche's should have gone directly into the front panel, prolly somewhere along the bottom or side would have looked best IMO. It's almost as if they needed to cover up a random hole or something so they stuck the switch plate over it and called it a day lol
Putting that panel lower in the case would of made it harder to remove and would be in the way of the air flow..

by: Rowsol
The layout is unique and I like it but the 'x' is dumb.
Yes, i think they made it stand out to much. I think a better idea would of been to show the whole area of were the fans could suck air though then made the holes a little bigger were the X is so it would not stand out to much..
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#17
THE_EGG
IMO it seems it has some styline cues from Silverstone and/or Lian Li. Very impressive product from Xigmatek although the front vents look odd and the connector panel does seem to be an afterthought as others have already said.
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#18
tigger
I'm the only one
I really like this, I will be looking into availability in march i think.

I have bookmarked the page for it on Caseking. :D
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#21
m1dg3t
by: AsRock
Putting that panel lower in the case would of made it harder to remove and would be in the way of the air flow..
You misunderstood me, i would do away with that panel completely. There is NO need for it. The switch's should be directly mounted to the case in a more appealing location
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