Summary: The Elysium is almost too big for the typical build, the finicky plastic latches securing the drive bays feel cheap, and the absence of 2.5-inch drive mounts is peculiar. But if you’re looking for a really big enclosure that can accommodate dual power supplies and oversize motherboards, the Elysium is cool, quiet, and attractive.
Summary: The Xigmatek Elysium was very easy to use and set up due to the large spacious interior and tool-less installation. Thermal performance was as good as expected with the large side fan contributing greatly to minimizing heat during operation.
The Xigmatek Elysium is extremely spacious inside. It can house an HPTX form factor so that means you can throw in almost anything.
Pros: Support for EVGA SR-2 and HPTX form factor motherboards, Seven grommetted water cooling holes, Plenty of cable management routing options, Four pre-installed white-LED fans, Optional casters included, Two 4-pin Molex to 5 x 3-pin fan adapters, Fits any video card currently available in the market, Ten PCI Expansion Slots with reusable covers, Top and bottom power supply mounting options, Twelve 5.25 external drive bays, Thumbscrews, Support for 360mm and 420mm water c...
Cons: Mesh film filter prone to fraying compared to tapered edge or foam-based filters, No 2.5"/SSD mounting option
Excerpt: Here lately I have been going out of the normal and reviewing a few things other than PSU's. Today is no exception, as I am going to be taking a look at a brand new case from Xigmatek, the Elysium. The first thing that one should notice about this case is its massive size. It is geared toward the XL-ATX Form Factor for boards like the EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI. The Elysium offers several features that cater to a power hungry configuration.
Summary: The Xigmatek Elysium shows once more what is possible - especially for the price. While any case with a HPTX compatibility generally comes at a price or with a price premium due to the materials used, Xigmatek once more focuses on a very effective feature set at a price which none of the other cases of this size offer.
Pros: Affordable - so you can spend your hard earned cash on that SR-2 you always wanted, HPTX compatibility, Two openings in mainbard tray - perfect for EVGA SR-2, Hot-Swap bay included, Can fit two separate radiators with up to 420 mm, Twelve 5.25 inch bays, Can hold up to eight hard drives, Two PCBs to power up to twelve fans with just two Molex connectors, Simple but effective interior layout, 2x USB 3.0 connectivity, Four fans included (2x 120, 1x140 and 1x200 mm), Lar...
Cons: Fans are a bit loud, No 3.5 inch adapter for external drive bay, No USB cable adapter to connect USB 3.0 internally to USB 2.0 port, No extension cable for 8-pin Power cable, No separate 2.5 inch bay with the case
Excerpt: CDATA[ It’s been a little while since we’ve reviewed anything from Xigmatek, and it’s about time we make up for that in a big way. When I say big, I mean BIG. Today’s review sample comes in the form of the Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis. The Elysium is geared toward the larger HPTX and [...
Excerpt: In the middle of 2010 I received some concept art from the Xigmatek Rep and was asked to keep the images and information confidential. This information has been very hard to keep quiet, but somehow I managed to achieve the task. If you have purchased a large PC case in the last 12 months, it's time to look for the receipt and try to return it. Your case is weak and you will no longer want it after seeing the Xigmatek Elysium.
Conclusion: In terms of design the Elysium also impresses, it looks great in the flesh and offers a similar style to some other models, such as the Corsair 800 series but with a bit more flair thanks to the LED fans and curved edges. Having a hot swap bay on the top is always beneficial and it was great to see that the front panel can be removed quickly and simply for optical drive installation and removal of the drive cages.
Excerpt: So, you're unsatisfied with your current full-tower case? Not enough room? Too plain? Well, Xigmatek may have the answer. Their new Elysium is one of the largest chassis' on the market and will even support the huge SR-2 (HPTX) platform.
Excerpt: Xigmatek have been earning a solid reputation among the enthusiast community for their high quality range of products. Today we are looking at the gargantuan Elysium case, which on paper looks to be possibly one of the best value and most capable cases on the market.