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Xigmatek Utgard CPC-T90DB Review
Xigmatek have a few cases in their collection now, the latest is the Xigmatek Utgard CPC-T90DB-U01 which is the focus of this review. The Utgard is in many ways very similar to the Midgard chassis and it has many differences too, some are good while some are not so good. There is real support for water cooling with the Utgard as well as 3 design choices - Classic (U01), Windowed (U02) or mesh (U03) and all come with the option of additional 500w power supply. This review is for the Utgard Classic without PSU.
The Utgard comes with three fans pre-installed, the fans installed in the front and rear are XLF-F1253 120mm LED fans and installed in the top of the case is a new fan from Xigmatek - The XLF-F1703, 170mm LED fan, more on these later in the review. The Xigmatek Utgard is a reasonably sized mid tower chassis, has room inside for tall CPU coolers (18cm) and long graphics cards (30cm) but only 7 PCI slots so no support for triple SLI / CrossFireX.
The Xigmatek Utgard weighs around 10kg empty and around 12.5kg loaded which isn't too bad considering you wont be lumping it around in a satchel all day, but should the need arise (say for a LAN party) it isn't going to be too heavy to carry a short distance. Now that I have captured your interest please read on to find out whats good and whats not with the Xigmatek Utgard.
Xigmatek Utgard Features
All mesh design on front panel
Removable top panel for water cooling radiator
Screw-less tooling for 5.25" bay installation
Screw-less tooling for expansion slot installation
Four 3.5" HDD in three 5.25" bay adapter
Pre-installed 170mm top orange fan with white LED
Pre-installed 120mm front and rear orange fans with white LED
Two RPM speed control knobs for six fans
Back window for easy CPU cooler back plate fitting / removal
Back holes and clips for cable management
Anti-vibration rubber for PSU
Xigmatek Utgard 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.
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 x1 (optional) 120/140mm fan x1 (optional)
Utgard-Mesh : 120mm fan x4 (optional) 200/220mm fan x1 (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 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,
Audio in/out x 1 (HD Audio), two knobs of fan controller.
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.