Xigmatek Midgard II Review 6

Xigmatek Midgard II Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The Xigmatek Midgard II can be had for a mere 69.90 € at Caseking.de or 78 - 85 US Dollars for our readers across the pond.
  • Great price / performance
  • Slimline ODD bay
  • Two fairly silent fans included
  • Fan controller included
  • Dust filter in front and underside
  • Very good construction quality
  • Possibility to install a 240 mm water cooling setup
  • Plenty of space for cable routing
  • Well constructed HDD trays with support beam
  • HDD cage may be removed for even longer graphics cards
  • Cool "leather-coating" surface
  • HDD Dock built into the top
  • Thumb screws for expansion slots
  • Screw-less system taken from Elysium - works well
  • One USB 3.0 header with internal connector
  • Water cooling a tight fit - 280 mm units may not fit
  • No slimline screws included in our sample
  • Colorful case cables
  • Two USB 3.0 would have been perfect
Xigmatek is known for pushing the boundaries in price and performance and the Midgard II is no exception. Clocking in at a mere 69.90€ it manages to offer a complete set of features and still delivers a very good quality. Gone are the inadequate locking mechanisms or lack of cable management of the original Midgard. Replaced with proper thumb screws and plenty of space, the Midgard II is already is a great improvement over the original Midgard in every regard. To keep up with the times, Xigmatek has also included screw-less hard drive trays, an updated and working ODD locking mechanism along with a USB 3.0 plug.
But, to really make things pop, you will also find a HDD dock, the possibility to install a slimline drive in the very top of the chassis and even go for water cooling, resulting in a feature set usually found in cases 20 or 30 Euro more expensive. You really get your money's worth with the Xigmatek Midgard II - wrapped nicely in a timeless and straight forward design. Well done Xigmatek - well done!
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