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Old 21st Feb 2011, 13:43   #1
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Xigmatek Pantheon Review

The previous Xigmatek Utgard was excellent for the price, we check out the updated Pantheon.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...theon-review/1

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Old 21st Feb 2011, 14:12   #2
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I much prefer the aesthetic styling to the Asgard/Midgard/Utgard too, the latter being the only one I do not currently own. A real shame as I thought Xigmatek were on a path to cooling victory!
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 14:40   #3
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At first I thought that it was a CM 690 variaton...
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 15:25   #4
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At first I thought that it was a CM 690 variaton...
same its a complete rip-off
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 15:26   #5
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Stoopid layout for the fans blowing air through the HDD-cage from left to right.

And why do all manufacturers do build their cases this way anyways with fans cooling primarily the HDDs? HDDs feel perfectly fine at 35-45°C (safe operating temps claimed by manufacturers is 0-60°C)... there's no need to cool them down that much to begin with.

Airflow sholdn't be obstructed by the HDDs... it's simply inefficient.

Nevertheless, for the money they're asking I'd rather buy a nice Fractal Design Arc Midi.... once it's available
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It's ugly imo.
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At first I thought that it was a CM 690 variaton...
Glad I wasn't the only one... what a cop out!
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I think someone on the design team got confused over the meaning of 'hot' swapping.
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Hmmm this or a Define R3..... I know where my money would be going.

The HD fan mounts are possibly the worst design I have seen in a case for a long while. As are the HD "vents" on either side panel.
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At first I thought that it was a CM 690 variaton...
Yep, a badly done one at that.
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Old 23rd Feb 2011, 09:43   #12
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I thought they had used the 690 II image by mistake..

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...-case-review/1
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Old 9th Sep 2011, 01:42   #13
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i have bought this case off newegg. I'm going to tell you why i bought this case

The ONLY reason i bought this case is for the fact of how water cooling friendly it is.
I am surprised he didn't go off on that for the review. In the product description the top elevated area was put in so you could in place a 240mm or 280mm radiator. not many cases out there have done this to make a case more water friendly.

I also picked this case above other cases because of the 4 water line entrances on the back. i am grabbing 2 external water kits to cool my duel video card setup. so this case was perfect.

I do agree with the other people that this case is ugly. I never did like the mesh look. more of a polished black paint with red accents guy myself.
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