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.
SUPPLIED BY: Xigmatek
PRODUCT: Elysium Super Tower
PROD LINK: Xigmatek’s Current Offerings
Price is at the time of testing!
The Elysium is listed as a Super Tower Chassis, and after seeing the size of the box I can understand why. The box art on the packaging is graphical, to say the least. The Elysium is well packed in a thick-walled cardboard box. Along the lower edge of the front, we find the main features the chassis has to offer.
Along the lower portion of the rear, we find several images focusing on certain areas of the Elysium chassis. On one end of the box they list of the specifications, while on the other end, they show the four versions of the Elysium that are available.
The Elysium is available in Windowed-Black, Original Black, Windowed Silver, or Original Silver.
The Lazy Susan that I have the Elysium sitting on is 24″ in diameter if that gives you any idea how big the case is. From first glance, the Elysium has a nice clean look to it.
Looking at the front view we can see that the Elysium has aluminum strips that run up both sides of the 12 5.25″ drive bays. The drive bay covers are meshed to offer optimum airflow. Looking at the rear we have 10 expansion slots, 7 grommets for water cooling lines, and 2 PSU mounting options.
Our version of the Elysium is the windowed black version, which is what helps give it the clean look. I see tons of modding possibilities in this case. With the length that it has, water cooling options should be plentiful as well.
This thing is simply massive, to say the least. Even just picking it up empty, it weighs more than a couple of my fully built systems. On the left side, the Elysium has a 200mm white LED intake fan that is included. The large U-shaped window is mounted in the chassis using plastic rivets. I’ve seen these come loose and allow windows to vibrate over time. I would have liked to see these mounted more securely with screws and have suggested that Xigmatek do just that. On the right side, you can mount either an 80mm or a 120mm cooling fan (optional) to aid in cooling the CPU area.
- Support HPTX super big M/B and 10 PCI slots for four graphic cards.
- Hot-swappable 2.5″/3.5″ SATA HDD docking on top panel.
- Two USB 3.0 super-speed ports on top panel with dust-proof cover.
- Both side screw-less ODD holders.
- Dual PSU possible on the top and bottom.
- 360/420mm water cooling radiator possible.
- Total external twelve 5.25″ bays with two “4 in 3 HDD cages”.
- 3.5″ HDD anti-vibration rubbers inside of 4 in 3 cage.
- Anti-vibration rubber and bottom dust filter for PSU.
- Aluminum surface on the front mesh panel with removable dust filter.
- Two CPU cooler backside holes and 8/12cm cooling fan available.
|Elysium Super Tower – Specifications|
|Product Name||Elysium-Window Black|
|Power Supply||Supports two standard P/S2 ATX/EPS power supply units.|
|1. Intake vent with dust filter (Bottom PSU only).|
|2. PSU can be mounted with fan up or down.|
|3. Rubber pads for bottom mounted PSU to sit on.|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||230 x 618 x 663 mm / 9.06 x 24.33 x 26.10 inches|
|Drive Bay||5.25″ External x 12 with tool-less fastners on both sides.
(This includes the six bays populated by the two 3.5″ 4in3 HDD cages.)
|3.5″ Internal HDD x 8 via the two 3.5″ 4in3 HDD cages.|
|Motherboard Support||Extended ATX, SSI CEB/EEB, XL-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX
(With CPU cooler back plate installation window)
|Cooling System||Air Cooling|
|Front Fan: Pre-installed 120mm white LED x 2 (On the 4in3 HDD cage.)|
|Rear Fan: Pre-installed 140mm white LED x 1 (120mm fan optional)|
|Side Fan: Pre-installed 200mm white LED x 1|
|CPU Fan: 80/120mm fan optional|
|Bottom Fan: If PSU was installed in the bottom: 120/140mm fan x 2 or 200mm fan x 1
Bottom Fan: If PSU was installed in the top: 120/140mm fan x 3 or 200mm fan x 2
|Top Fan: If PSU was installed in the bottom : 120/140mm fan x 3 or 200mm fan x 2
Top Fan: If PSU was installed in the bottom : 120/140mm fan x 2 or 200mm fan x 1
|Water pip holes x 7 (with rubber cover)
Available for 360/420mm radiator.
|I/O Panel||Top Panel: Power button, Reset button, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio in/out x 1 (HD Audio), One 2.5″/3.5″ HDD hot-swap docking.|