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#1 bp9801

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:55 AM

The case is the most visible part of your computer, and also the most essential for keeping everything cool. See if the latest case on our review bench can keep your system at ease, as OCC reviews the Xigmatek Elysium Case - http://www.overclock...gmatek_elysium/

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:20 AM

Nice review. The case does need a slight improvement. The biggest thing bothering me about this cause also are the usb 3.0 having to be ran to the back of the MB. It does put off some nice temps something to think about when overclocking. Wonder if they will release a V2 or a updated version. I really want to see what people will do with these cases in the modding community.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:47 AM

Nice review Blue. The case looks like my kind of case, but with the cons and a few other tidbits in the review it looks like I will stick to my stacker a lil longer.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:43 AM

Thanks guys...I found it to be a "big" disappointment myself. I hope they do come up with a second version of some sort to work out the bugs. Its a first for them for the size...

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:05 AM

It's big and that seems to be its only real feature...

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:28 PM

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:03 PM

For how big it is, it really should have more fans.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:21 PM

This review was a good read, but the case doesn't seem to measure up, even though it's huge.
So, good review, but not such a good case.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

Dang, was about to order from Newegg for $169.99 with $9.99 shipping. I like the size and options for extreme watercooling, I don't like the cheapness.

Dunno, I might try it, anyway.

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