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 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: 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.
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.