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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Xigmatek Midgard-W Computer Case CPC-T55DB-U02
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Xigmatek Midgard-W Case Review

Today's review focuses on the Xigmatek Midgard CPC-T55DB-U02 Computer Case, Big on features and while not an overly expensive case it is still closer to the top end of what I would call a Budget case. Tool free design, Midgard-W was designed by gaming and cooling thinking within tool-free hard drives and add-on card installation, easy installation CPU cooler back plate window, four pipe holes for water cooling system and seven cooling fan space at most.and a "gorgeous" outlook are only a few points why this chassis is a "must" not only for enthusiast but also for pc beginners. This case is certainly beautiful to look at, but looks are for the vain, Quality is essential to the success of a product. Will you be using this case in your next build? Come and take a closer look to see if this is the case for You.

Gone are the days when I could hide PC away in the tight little cabinet space that is provided by my computer desk, With components that need more cool air due to overclocking or poor quality coolers, and the dust factorto consider, my PC now takes pride of place topside of my desk. Now is where the problem starts, The PC is highly visible due to its size and that means an ugly case just wont do, Behold the Xigmatek Midgard-W - home of mankind and protected by Thor, God of thunder, and his hammer. Signalizing the strength of diviness and mercy, but at the same time proprietaring the hardware you built in. And as for the dust factor, with which I am sure you are all familiar (I regularly have to clean the dust off my CPU cooler etc), Xigmatek has come to the rescue again - more about that later in the features section...

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First impressions are good, very good in-fact - The case is sturdy yet doesn't weigh a tonne, I am very glad that Xigmatek chose not to have a full size case window and opted for the abstract window that they produced, It creates more of a mystery of whats actually inside and makes people want to take a closer look.

Xigmatek Midgard W Features

  • Side window design
  • Screw-less tooling for 5.25" bay installation.
  • Screw-less tooling for expansion slot installation.
  • Screw-less tooling for 3.5" bay installation.
  • Pre-installed 120mm front and rear fans with white LED.
  • Spaces for six cooling fans are available.
  • One RPM speed control knob controls three fans.
  • Back window for easy CPU cooler back plate.
  • Support water cooling system.
  • Diamond cut surface aluminum I/O and reset buttons.
  • Bottom PSU location for face-up and down installation.
  • Anti-vibration rubber for PSU.
  • Dust filter for intake airflow.

Xigmatek Midguard W Specifications

Product Name Midgard-W
Product Number CPC-T55DB-U02
Dimension Main Unit: 206 x 510 x 477 mm / 8.1 x 20.1 x 18.8 inches
Box: 258 x 560 x 583 mm / 10.1 x 22.0 x 23.0 inches
Drive Bay 5.25" External x 5 (One bay with 5.25" to 3.5" adapter, tool-free)
3.5" Internal x 5 (Tool-free)
Expansion Slots 7 Slots (Tool free)
Motherboard Support ATX, Micro ATX (with easy back plant installation window)
Power Supply Support Standard P/S2 ATX/EPS power supply unit
Intake airflow hole with dust filter
Available for face upward and downward installation
With an anti-vibration rubber mount
Cooling system Water pipe holes x 4 (with rubber cover for 2 holes)
Front Fan: 120mm white LED with orange blades x 1 (Preinstalled)
(80/90/140mm fan is available)
Rear Fan: 120mm white LED with orange blades x 1 (Preinstalled)
(80/90 fan is available)
Side Fan: 80/90/120/140mm fan x 1 (optional)
Bottom Fan: 120/140mm fan x 1 (optional)
Top Fan: 120/140mm fan x 2(optional)
Fan Speed Control: Three fan speeds are adjustable synchronously by one
knob on back bracket
I/O Panel Top Panel: Power On/Off switch and reset button
Front Panel: USB2.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio out x 1, Microphone x 1

About the company: Xigmatek

Purpose and targets of becoming one of the worlds leaders in thermal PC Industry were set for Xigmatek Co. Ltd in 2005, the founding year! To ensure reaching this project aims, Xigmatek's management followed up with hard work, experiences and customer friendly business style.

Honing one of the world's most efficient manufacturing operations, Integration Presence in major economic regions, being tied up with most important strategic alliances between suppliers and academia and further majority investments in R&D are some of Xigmatek's aggressive incensement strategies.

Combining the cream of product designers, R&D engineers and technical people (main team in Germany) Xigmatek is proud and full of confidence to offer excellent quality products and service to cover the customers requirements and demands.

Within the standard channels as the consumer market and the distributing electrical appliances, Xigmatek will keep on focusing on development and set up even new sales channels to comply ever-changing demands and requirements.

Several years of experiences company background in Thermal IT industry provides our customer the best, reliable, environmental and performing Thermal/Cooling Systems including excellent Service to fulfill global users and customers demands.



 

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