Value & Conclusion
The Xigmatek Elysium shows once more what is possible - especially for the price. While any case with a HPTX compatibility generally comes at a price or with a price premium due to the materials used, Xigmatek once more focuses on a very effective feature set at a price which none of the other cases of this size offer. Sure, there may be steel HPTX cases in the future with a similar price tag, but - if history is any kind to proof to go by - they will most likely not offer the feature set of the Xigmatek Elysium. A hot-swap bay, USB 3.0, little PCBs for up to twelve fans, two openings in the mainboard tray and the ability to install multiple, extremely large radiators make for one potent chassis. Along with the cable management you can be sure that all cables are hidden and the interior stays tidy - no matter what you fill the Elysium with.
That said, Xigmatek has only supplied the minimum in terms of contents with the nice bonus of four plastic casters, but considering the fact that the chassis only costs $159.90 or 169.90 Euro, what else do you want? Now you can go and use that money you saved when buying an excellent case on fast components. Xigmatek has named their first HPTX chassis "Elysium" which is the final resting place of the of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous - in this case your hardware - rightfully so!