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Hardware Xigmatek Pantheon Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 21 Feb 2011.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. Canon

    Canon Reformed

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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!
     
  3. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    At first I thought that it was a CM 690 variaton...
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    same its a complete rip-off
     
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    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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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 :hehe:
     
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    maximus09 Forever n00b

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  7. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    It's ugly imo.
     
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    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    Glad I wasn't the only one... what a cop out!
     
  9. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    I think someone on the design team got confused over the meaning of 'hot' swapping.
     
  10. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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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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    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Yep, a badly done one at that.
     
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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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