Summary: The Xigmatek Pantheon has excellent cooling performance. The fan controller can be fine tuned to suit any user's needs.
One of my favorite things on the Pantheon had to be the design of the fan controller. Many of the high end cases that I have reviewed didn't include any kind of fine tuning, or fan additions, with their controllers.
Pros: Adjustable Fan Controller, Good Cable Management, USB 3.0 Front Port, Two Hot Swap HDD Bays, Expandable Support On Top, Excellent Cooling, Complete Tool Free Design, TOP 240mm/280mm Radiator Support (Liquid Cooling Ready), Front Loading HDD Bays, Tool Free Design, Motherboard Tray Cut Out
Excerpt: Xigmatek’s Pantheon chassis is a really nice case, especially for the money. For around a hundred bucks you get a distinctive look, excellent tool-free solutions and a rich feature set that makes the Pantheon a very good value, even in this crowded pricepoint. The cooling performance is very good, and the case responds well to additional case fans, at least on the side panel.
Excerpt: Digging into the history of where this new chassis received its name, I found that there were actually two of these buildings. Here comes a bit of history! The original building was erected under a commission from Marcus Agrippa as a temple to Mars and Venus in 27 BC, but was burned down in 80 AD, and again in 110AD by lightning. Some years later, Emperor Hadrian commissioned the building which we see today.
Conclusion: At its 79.90EUR price point I believe this case offers a lot of bang per buck. You get a lot of great features, including tool-free installation, storage trays for both HDDs and SSDs, a quite roomy interior, some nice LED fans with two fan controller dials, good watercooling support, hotswap support and a nice front I/O with USB 3.0.
Summary: I hardly review any cases, as most cases are sort of look alikes. With most mid tower sized cases biggest draw back is the lacking space for bigger cards or failure to mount any decent watercooling gear. For the purist almost no cable management is possible or lacking other features thereof. Though when the guys from Caseking gave me the opportunity to review Xigmateks latest creation, the Panthéon. I was immediately intrigued by it's design and features.
Summary: Xigmatek is known for offering products with an excellent price performance ratio. While the Asgard and Asgard II aim to give you good and functional enclosures at an incredibly low price point, the Utgard ventured further, offering extended functionality with an interesting price tag.
Pros: Excellent price /performance, Three LED equipped fans included, Two hot-swap bays, All hard drive bays easily accessible through the front, Excellent cable management possibilities, Plenty of space for water cooling, Spacious interior, USB 3.0 connectivity, Large opening in the mainboard tray, Can hold large graphic cards and CPU coolers, Thumb screws for expansion slots, Manual fan controller, LED of fans can be toggled, Available in four versions
Cons: Hot-Swap connectors could be of better quality, You will loose LED feature if you replace the fans, Very long USB 3.0 cable, no adapter for USB 2.0 header included, Understated design may not be for everyone
Conclusion: Insgesamt hat sich das Xigmatek Pantheon im Test gut geschlagen und gibt nicht viele Gründe zur Beanstandung. Auf ganzer Linie überzeugen die Features, wie USB 3.0, Hot-Swap-SATA und die Funktionalität beim Einbau der Hardware. Auch die Verarbeitung überzeugt auf ganzer Linie und muss sich vor anderen Gehäusen im gleichen und höheren Preissegment nicht verstecken. Ebenso bietet das Gehäuse ausreichend Platz für die Installation einer moderaten Wasserkühlung.
Pros: Lüftersteuerung, Verarbeitung, Platzangebot, USB 3.0, Hot-Swap, Fast schraubenlose Montage