We would like to thank Xigmatek for supplying the review sample.
Xigmatek has made a name for itself a few years ago, by presenting a CPU cooler with so called "Direct Touch Heatpipes". They made a big splash and put the manufacturer on the map for people to notice. Their line-up has grown considerably with a full range of coolers, power supplies and case fans along with a flurry of mid-tower cases. The Asgard is one of the best selling cases for quite some time, as it offers a nearly unbeatable price/performance and is especially interesting for large system integrators. The latest chassis - the Pantheon, which we reviewed in the past was one of their new cases after a quiet period around the company. All these cases in the past have been ATX or E-ATX enclosures, but Xigmatek is now jumping into the big-tower fray with the Elysium. This chassis can hold XL-ATX and HPTX boards, making it one of three such cases on the market today.
As with most cases from Xigmatek, the Elysium is available in multiple configurations. Either with black or silver Aluminum strips on the front in combination with a solid or windowed side panel. This means you have four different cases to choose from.
- Support HPTX super big M/B and 10 PCI slots for four graphic cards.
- Hot-swappable 2.5/3.5” SATA HDD docking on top panel.
- Two USB 3.0 super-speed ports on top panel with dust-proof cover.
- Both side screw-less ODD holders.
- Dual PSU possible on the top and bottom.
- 360/420mm water cooling radiator possible.
- Fully external twelve 5.25” bays with two “4 in 3 HDD cage”.
- 3.5” HDD anti-vibration rubbers inside of 4 in 3 cages.
- Anti-vibration rubbers and bottom dust filter for PSU.
- Aluminum on the front mesh panel with removable dust filters.
|Color||Silver/Black or Black/Black|
|Drive Bays||12 EXTERNAL 5.25" drive bays 8 INTERNAL 3.5" using 6 external 5.25" bays|
|Form Factor||M-ATX, ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, HPTX|
|Expansion Slots||10 standard slots|
|Case Fans||Front Fan: Pre-installed 120mm white LED x 2 on HDD cages Rear Fan: Pre-installed 140mm white LED fan x 1 Side Fan: Pre-installed 200 mm white LED fan x 1 Optional Fans: On Top: up to 120 mm or 140 mm fan x 3 on top/200 mm fan x 2 - depending on PSU configuration On Flooring: up to 120 mm or 140 mm fan x 3 on top/200 mm fan x 2 - depending on PSU configuration|
|Dimensions||(W)230 x (H)618 x (D)663 mm (9.06*24.33*26.10 inches)|
|Switches||Power, Reset, LED on/off|
|Top I/O||USB3.0 x 2, USB2.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio in/out x 1 (HD Audio), SATA 2.5/3.5" HDD hot-swap bay|