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Hardware Xigmatek Utgard Case Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. JAMF

    JAMF New Member

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    It would have been nice to see an eSATA docking possibility for hard disks. That "dish" on top would have been a good spot and there a cover for the connections located in the side of that recess.
     
  2. LOTDN

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    Nice review. Any word if you guys are ever going to review the Silverstone Fortress FT02? One of the hottest cases out this year, from what I've heard, and it is mentioned in the Premium Player's build.
     
  3. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    Some of you have ridiculous high hopes for budget case.
    A Sata drive bay?? Really? Those cost half half as much as this case.

    The Video card issue though is something that should be taken into consideration more often though. Too many cases just need an extra inch of depth. Even my Antec 300 is a bit tight.
     
  4. Mante

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    I was going to comment the same. I'm getting Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62 for my new build.
    Nice review by the way.
     
  5. JAMF

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    When they can make a complete external eSATA enclosure for less than a tenner, they can assemble some connectors for a fiver or less.
     
  6. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    Maybe, but you won't likely see it.
    It's a nice feature and there is little competition for that sort of thing, making it a rare feature, one they can charge a premium for.

    It's a budget case, expect budget features.
     
  7. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    I've JUST bought this case for £72 from my local computer shop (Falcon Computers, if anyone in the region's interested). Solid as a rock, and even manages to hold a 4870X2 with the tool-less clips (via a little jiggery-pokery, but it does hold it!). The build was simple enough, though the fan spacing issue is an annoying one. Dremel time, then bring on the water!! :dremel:
     
  8. wolff000

    wolff000 I am here to steal your secrets.

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    I love this case and I want buy it alas it is not being sold state side. I guess I'll have to get a friend to ship it over.
     
  9. Matticus

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    Quick bump and question. You said it won't take a 240 rad because of the fan spacing. What the heck are the plastic brackets for in this pic
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    I just assumed you attach the rad to them and drop it in. And then you just attach the fans to the grill like normal, with one being ever so slightly out of line with the rad. Or have I missed the mark by some way here :D
     
  10. janci

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    I think I may have to get myself one of these cases just for the built in fan controller/water cooling compatability and they are so cheap!
     
  12. themcman1

    themcman1 is now 110% win

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    I've bought one of these cases, and this is the only thing I've managed to explain their existence for. Attaching the fans underneath but out of line is an interesting idea actually - I was going to try and fit a slimline rad and fans in two inches of space.
     
  13. Rebel Gadgets

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    This is a good case but I prefer the XIGMATEK Midgard Case instead.
     
  14. Miniboy

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    Hi.

    Can someone plz tell me if I can fit the xfx Radeon 5870 in this case?
     
  15. Greenie

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    This case looks like it might be good to use with the Corsair H50, if you can mount it properly in the roof space. I might give it a go.
     
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