Hiper Osiris ATX Case

Packaging & External

Packaging
 
As with any PC case, the transit from factory to outlet and then onto you is the most likely time that a case will pick up dents and scratches, so it's to Hiper's credit that the case arrived in a very sturdy cardboard box. The DHL guy who delivered the case said how nice the box looked, commenting on the Egyptian theme and judging how easy he walked up my driveway with it, was pleased not to require a fork-lift truck to bring it to my doorstep. There is a handy plastic carry handle on top or two side cut-outs that can be used to lift the box up with both hands should you so wish. The box itself is a black printed affair emblazoned with a picture of the Egyptian God Osiris with the name being raised in faux gold writing. On the rear of the box are the obligatory specs and a compartmentalized picture of the case.
 
Hiper Osiris Box Hiper Osiris Box
Hiper Osiris Box Specs Hiper Osiris Box Open
 
The inside of the box has a top and base made of quality foam material which holds the case nice and snug and should prevent any damage occurring to those areas. Hiper obviously thought there wasn't any need for side protection and I must agree as the pictures themselves indicate 'which way is up'. The case is also wrapped in a thin polythene bag presumably to deter any dust from entering the contents. Overall, a well designed and attractive package and although you will most likely only see the box once or twice in your cases lifetime, it is nice to see some thought go into the packaging rather than a boring brown cardboard box.
 
 
External
 
Here we see the case in all its glory. The top, front and rear sections are anodised black with a brushed metal finish. The metal itself is of the same caiber aluminium alloy Lockheed Martin (Stealth aircraft manufacturer) use on thier wings. Sadly niether Area 51 or Skunkworks were available for comment at the time of writing this review so we will have to take Hipers word for it. Needless to say the 6063-T5 Military spec alloy is light (78% aluminium), strong and a perfect material to build PC's from. The left side panel is a black anodised affair (non brushed this time) and has a quite sleek looking window panel. The right hand side is a plain panel, once more anodised in black. While nothing revolutionary, it is a classic finish seen in LianLi's and Silverstones costing much more so its good to see a quality job on a case that costs half the price. I don't know why the brushed metal effect wasn't carried on to the side panels and frame but despite this the case has a certain allure about it, giving a sense of precision engineering throughout. 
 
Hiper Osiris Left Hiper Osiris Front
 
Hiper Osiris Rear Hiper Osiris Exploded
 
The side panels and front panel are designed for tool-less removal and fitting and with minimal effort the push tabs release the panels and the front comes away with relative ease allowing the case to be stripped down to allow easy access to all the internal space ready to for you to fit your components. The rear panel also has a unique number plate, matching the keyring giving a sense of exclusivity. I doubt that there will be a limited run of these cases and that they will any time soon become collectors items but its a nice feature and made me smile.
 
Hiper Osiris USB Hiper Osiris Fan Grill
 
The top panel is where you will find the power/reset switches but that's not all as sat alongside are 2x USB 2.0 ports, eSATA and mic/input/output 3.5mm jacks also adorn the separate plate. There are also 2 micro leds, one blue and one UV coloured which are for hard drive activity and power supply respectively. Towards the back of the top panel we find an exhaust fan fitted with a mesh screen to protect your pinkies - again this is fitted really well.
 
Hiper Osiris Drive Bays Hiper Osiris Holes
 
Above we see the front and rear of the case in a little more detail. Above left shows the two stealth bays and the hieroglyph of the Osiris. I am not a big fan of graphics on a case and this does nothing to change my personal opinion as it takes something away from the clean look of the Osiris and only serves to cheapen it a little. To the rear of the case, Hiper have placed two rubber grommets to allow the use of  water cooling without having to mod the case. This is a great idea but the problem is that only a 120.1 radiator can be hung from the back else some of the rear panel will be obscured and also due to the positioning of the pre-cut holes anything bigger than a 120.1 will prove difficult to route the tubing through these holes without kinking. If however, you only intend to use one of the many pre-built basic kits out there then this is a welcome addition and perfect for the budding water cooler. 
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Most Recent Comments

20-05-2008, 04:27:38

JN
"It is said Osiris is the Lord of the Overworld. We investigate to see if the new case from Hiper is worthy of such a title or simply 'lording it up'."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...015138195s.jpg

Hiper Osiris ATX Case Review

Review by webbo.

20-05-2008, 08:45:19

BloomerzUK
I really like the look of this case.

My mate is looking for a sub 100 case, I may show him this review.

Nice review Webbo

20-05-2008, 09:53:22

ali_james
I like it, it looks good, aside from the hieroglyphs. Good price too.

Whats the cable routing like with the psu at the bottom? I find it a bit of a pain in my CM690 but can usually hide them behind the motherboard tray, is that possible with this case?

Nice review, cheers!

20-05-2008, 10:25:33

w3bbo
You can perhaps hide them under the HD rack or behind the drive bays but there is no room behind the motherboard tray. The window panel is meshed so it does go some way to concealing the wires you cant hide.

Despite this it is one great case and if it were a little bigger I would deffo have one as the build quality is top drawer and as I stated in the review, you are going to struggle to find anything better at that price point.

21-05-2008, 05:55:02

PV5150
What an awesome looking case for the price. Excellent review as always webbo

21-05-2008, 09:31:09

Hassan
A lot of people will disagree with me but for some strange reasons the case isn't asthetically pleasing for me.

BTW this is my point of view

21-05-2008, 10:06:25

ionicle
looks quite nice for a cheep as chips case

personally, not my taste

but ye

good reivew

23-05-2008, 13:59:09

Barracas
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ali_james'
I like it, it looks good, aside from the hieroglyphs. Good price too.

Whats the cable routing like with the psu at the bottom? I find it a bit of a pain in my CM690 but can usually hide them behind the motherboard tray, is that possible with this case?

Nice review, cheers!
The cable routing is interesting they provided 5 Velcro straps with slits in the mobo tray to slip through. So you can tie all of your wires to the straps up and along the front side of the mobo. Any extra psu cables can be tied off and hid behind the psu with care. Nice case overall. No tools needed with the exception of the mobo screws.

23-05-2008, 17:09:08

w3bbo
There's not a chance in hell you can hide all of the cables around the back of the PSU I'm afraid unless you're using a 300w psu, there's barely a fingers width between it and the back panel. Anything above the psu can be kept tidy with the cable ties and some of the cables can be hidden under the HD rack but the majority will still be laying on the bottom of the case. It's not really Hipers fault as such as with a mid tower case space is always going to be an issue.

24-05-2008, 09:52:10

rick_man_allen
that case dose look nice =)

25-05-2008, 07:46:13

Pat123
Link is broken

25-05-2008, 10:36:08

Ham
No it's not...

25-05-2008, 19:09:24

Barracas
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='webbo'
There's not a chance in hell you can hide all of the cables around the back of the PSU I'm afraid unless you're using a 300w psu, there's barely a fingers width between it and the back panel. Anything above the psu can be kept tidy with the cable ties and some of the cables can be hidden under the HD rack but the majority will still be laying on the bottom of the case. It's not really Hipers fault as such as with a mid tower case space is always going to be an issue.
Actually I used an 880 watt Hiper PSU which is not modular. It doesn't completely conceal all of the cables but I was able to hide a majority of them. Working in a mid-tower is tight though.

25-05-2008, 19:10:44

Pat123
i swear it didnt work earlier today :S lol.. its fine now.. must have been something to do with the updates.

25-05-2008, 19:25:47

Silentsnake
I think its ugly :s but good review and like the interior

29-05-2008, 08:59:24

baadman25
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