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Xigmatek Unveils First Midgard Medium Tower PC Chassis

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  1. OnBoard

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    edit: (homepage link removed, already posted on first page)

    Looking tempting for next case.
    HDD tray with anti-vibration rubber and suitable for 2.5" and 3.5" HDD.
    Removable intake airflow dust filter for PSU.


    edit2: Some serious value in this case:
    Fan Speed Control: Three fan speeds are adjustable synchronously by one
    knob on back bracket.
    http://www.xigmatek.com/images/midgard-bf06.jpg

    That would be great for NB fan/MB backside fan/something else.

    should work for these covers:
    http://www.xigmatek.com/product/chassis-midgardf17.html
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  2. Icejon New Member

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    There are three chassis that use the same body as the CM 690. Remember the CM 690 body is 3 years old, so whatever factory that CM paid to make this chassis has been making it for a long time, while later vendors like xigmatek and sigma can order the same chassis but make more modern features as an update.

    This being said, these features do not make the chassis a NEW chassis since they are all the same except for patented tool free items or small changes.:toast:

    Click the links to see for yourself what is copied and what is not. The fact seems obvious they come from the same chassis factory, but it is not certain if Cooler Master manufacturers these chassis for them.

    Why would CM want to create their own competitor to the CM 690 with better specifications:banghead:?

    look at this Sigma Windstorm
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    look at the Xigmatek Midgard
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    look at the CM 690
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    Verry true and the last "NEW" chasis weve seen is the raven. None of them are realy NEW when u think about it lol
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    Looks a lot like the CM690. Won't buy, don't like orange.
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    This is one midtower I can definitely see myself getting. I love Xigmateks products and wouldnt mind springing 60 euros (80 bucks US?) for this. Looks very well, all black, tool less design, and filters.
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    Agreed, although not fan of the tool less design. Fine for ODD and HDD, but add on card thingies would have to go. They don't work with dual slot card, but that's what screws are for. Not really a downside, as you can use both ways and if it really sells for that price I'm sold.

    Didn't like CM690 missing fan filter on bottom, USB ports on top, nor the price it sold here.
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    I wish tool-less designs would go away. I guess they're okay when someone doesn't change hardware much or use many accessories, but I got so tired of my P182 5.25 bays. It takes longer to take out a drive, unscrew the mounting clips, and screw them back on another drive than it would without them. Also, trying to mount cooling fans or anything else besides optical drives was a huge pain in the ass and sometimes required modding.
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    I made one for my CM690 so since this is basically a 690 chassis you should have no problem making one that will accommodate a 120/140mm fan behind the mesh.
    hooj says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    what you do is get 4 cable ties (come with the case) take the 5.25" tooless clips off and thread the cable ties through the holes to secure nice thing about cable ties is you can change the angle of the fan or you can be clever like me and take the dust filter from the bottom fan and mount a 120mm on it and stick it in the front 5.25" bay or can just buy a Cooler Master 4:3 module and mount it in the front 5.25" bay for a makeshift fan duct.
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    Cheers kenkickr !! :toast:
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    I'm getting this case ! no matter what !!
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    When is this case available in the UK? I want one NOW !!

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