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Hardware Xigmatek Midgard II Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 9 Jan 2013.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  2. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Would you say it's possible to mount a 45-50mm thick rad in the roofspace and mount exhausting fans underneath? Depending on the layout of your motherboard, it looks possible from the pics.

    I do like this case - there's a lot on offer for the money.
     
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    By the looks of the mounting screw points for the MB I would doubt it as they seem to be as far to the edge as they can go. I'll wait for BT to confirm though... :)
     
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    I'm not in the labs today so I can't answer definitely, but I'd say almost certainly not. There really didn't look to be enough space for anything beneath the recessed roof section, it appears to be designed so that everything sits on top of it. But if I remember then I'll confirm tomorrow :)
     
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    If not Dogbert666, would it be possible to contact/request for a larger roof space unit instead to accommodate water cooling rads? Maybe even as a separate purchase although this would increase the overall cost and therefore affect the overall value.
     
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    Thanks, Dogbert.

    I'm thinking that 120mm fans might fit, albeit overhanging the motherboard, I've done this before, in a different case. A lot depends on clearance for VRM sinks, the EPS 12v connector and possibly ram slots.

    It looks like it would be easy enough to mod it, by removing the mesh and making a raised area from other mesh.
     
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    @Spreadie: Fare enough if you have to tools and the know how. I don't though. :-(
     
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    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Nor does Spreadie really, he's just trying to look cool :lol:
     
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    Damn you, Shirty, damn you! I will have my revenge! :grr:

    A pair of tin snips, some hot glue, with a bit of time and effort and you could make a decent job of it. It isn't that difficult. Shirty is just projecting his own ineptitude onto others. :hehe:
     
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    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Touché

    Nice case for the money by the way, but I'm still happy with my sleepy little P182 :)
     
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    This brings up an interesting idea... How would 2 of those 12mm fans (doubled up) do compared to a single 25mm fan? Would they cause wind turbulence and would that have a negative effect?
     
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    Those Slipstream fans have zero static pressure and poor airflow = absolutely useless for a radiator, unfortunately.
     
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    OcSurfe Uber Noob

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    i quite like the case,
    looks very shinobi-esqe
     
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    Haha! I thought that was an 8 track sticking out of the top on the first page!
     
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    As suspected, with a motherboard mounted there is *very* little room beneath that roof mount for anything to fit - even the ends of the RAM slots were in the way when I tried to put a normal sized fan in, and the Northbridge heatsink was nearly touching the edge. I doubt you'll find many if any boards where you'd be able to fit anything more than one of those half size fans someone mentioned, but as was also said their lack of static pressure/airflow will make them poor choices for rad cooling.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to go back and check it out, Dogbert. It is appreciated. :thumb:
     
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    Rep for going the extra mile Matthew :clap:
     
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    No worries, cheers guys :)
     
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    Great review, definitely a case to look when I get around to my next build.

    On a side-note it's interesting the BT found the air cooling of the Corsair 200R to be so poor. I've just been reading a review of the 200R over at HardOCP, who found the air cooling to be excellent compared to other budget cases. Obviously there will be methodological differences between websites as to how they test air cooling, but it seems odd that their conclusions can vary so wildly?
     
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