Xigmatek Utgard Review
Published: 1st April 2010 | Source: Case King | Price: £65.74 |
If you have managed to find OC3D then you are obviously a very wise person for starters, but by a process of elimination there is also a very large chance you would fall into the PC Enthusiast catergory. If such a badge is applicable there is no doubt in my mind that you will of heard of Xigmatek. Again, by a process of elimination, it is very likely your Xigmatek encounters have been restricted to the awesome fans they produce. Often companies try to diversify from what they are famed for and have a crack at the case market. One rather large company tried it recently and really should of stayed in bed the morning that project was notioned.
As ever here at OC3D towers we like to give every product that graces the office a clean sheet, and at least give it a chance to show us what it has to offer. Bring forth the Xigmatec Utgard which on face value has a lot of tidy features, but can it really deliver the goods?
Lets stop blathering as I doubt many of you even read this bit anyways and move onto the specifications:
|CPC-T90DB-U01~U03 / CPC-T90DB-U51~U53|
| Utgard-Original / Window: 207(W) x 515(H) x 490(D) mm (8.1*20.3*19.3 inches)|
Utgard-Mesh: 222(W) x 515(H) x 490(D) mm (8.7*20.3*19.3 inches)
| 5.25" External x 9 with tool-free holders. |
(Including one external 3.5" device adapter and one 4 in 3 3.5" HDD adapter.)
|7 slots (tool-free)|
|ATX, Micro ATX (with easy black plant installation window)|
| Standard P/S2 ATX/EPS power supply unit |
1. Intake airflow hole with dust filter.
2. Available for face upward and downward installation.
3. Within anti-vibration rubber.
| Air-cooling |
Front Fan: Pre-installed 120mm white LED with orange blades x 1
(80/90/140mm fan is available)
Rear Fan: Pre-installed 120mm white LED with orange blades x 1
(80/90mm fan is available)
Side Fan: Utgard-Original: 80/90/120/140mm fan *1 (optional)
120/140mm fan *1 (optional)
Utgard-Mesh: 120mm fan *4 (optional)
200/220mm fan *1 (optional)
Utgard-Window: Not available.
Bottom Fan: 120/140mm fan x 1 (optional, with 14cm tool-free holder)
Top Fan: Pre-installed 170mm white LED with orange blades x 1
(120/140mm fan x 2 are available)
Fan Speed Control:
Six fan speeds are adjustable synchronously by two knobs on top panel.
| Water-cooling |
Water pipe holes x 4 (with rubber cover)
Available for 12cm*2 or 14cm*2 radiator (thickness under 46mm)
Top Panel: Power On/Off switch, USB2.0 x 4, e-SATA x 2,
Lets move on to our first impressions of the case over the page