Hiper Osiris ATX Case
The finer details
The Finer Details
With the main aspects of the case frame covered its time to look at some of the features the Osiris has to offer.
Here we see the Travel Pak that contains all the little screws required for the case, molex adapters for the fans, tie wraps and PCI venting backplates, instructions as well as the individually numbered keyring to match the case that I mentioned earlier.
For ventilation, the case has three 120mm fans that run at 1500rpm pushing 49.7CFM according to Hiper. Above left we see the rear and top fans that will be acting as exhausts. These fans are Hipers own brand and are also ideally placed should be air cooling your processor. The reported noise level is 19dB(A) but I feel that a little on the conservative side as while I don't have specialised monitoring equipment, the fans while not exactly loud are certainly audible and silent pc freaks may want to think about putting these on a fan controller rather than attaching them via molex. The good news is these fans are 3 pin as standard so can be attached to a motherboard header, the bad news is that unfortunately the wiring isn't overly generous so you may need to use the provided molex adapter or purchase a separate extender if you don't have enough headers around the CPU socket area. Above right we see that Hiper again have ventilation in mind providing a blow hole and filter for the PSU allowing you to orientate the PSU whichever way you like. The back of the PSU area also has provision for this with additional screw holes. In actual testing however I found the filter to be a little too restrictive and decided against using it, instead having the PSU fan side up which will also aid in exhausting warm air from the case. Thumbs up to Hiper for giving us the option though and I do suggest trying both way to see which way works best for you.
As I mentioned earlier, I encountered a couple of minor difficulties when trying to use the provided thumbscrews. On the backplates it is nigh on impossible to use the thumbscrews as unless you have fingers like pipe cleaners you cannot get a decent enough grip to give them more than a few turns. Using a screwdriver is also difficult due to the case frame getting in the way resulting in the threads not going in true. So after a frustrating 5 minutes and much cursing of my sausage fingers I did manage to tighten the thumbscrews but it soured the build nonetheless that had thus far been plain sailing. Above right is the floppy drive converter allowing the use of a standard drive bay. This is removable so you can make use of an additional 5.25 drive bay should you not require a floppy drive for your PC. If you do have use for a floppy then you will be pleased to hear the drive bay is fitted with rubber anti-vibration mounts.
Another great feature of the Osiris is the removable hard drive rack. This rack is attached to a fan with the same specs as the other case fans which in turn is attached to a fan grill and slots behind the front blow hole with mesh filter acting in unison as the only intake fan. This will effectively keep your hard drives nice and cool, blowing cold air over them and then into the case. The rack itself is once more covered in a grill like surface which will also presumably aid in its cooling properties. Inside the rack we see rubber strips and the capability to hold up to four hard drives. With four hard drives installed the airflow will however, be severely restricted but with an excess amount of 5.25 bays it may be an idea to make use of the additional space for hard drives with some stand-offs - sadly the required standoff sizes are not provided for this purpose by Hiper. I should point out the metal used in these parts will definitely stand the test of time as it felt sturdy throughout the build and not flimsy like some aluminium racks.
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