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. Completely coated in matt black ( also on the inside for that nice extra pro looking touch : ) Without wasting too many words let's explore the Panthéon :
specifications and features
About the Xigmatek company :
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, Xigmateks 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 Xigmateks 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.
First glance on the outside of the Xigmatek case doesn't reveal much of it's nice features. Xigmatek opted to give it that little extra bling by adding a thin alu looking foil.
You can already clearly spot the fans for the HDDs, blowing air in/out the sides of the case for maximum HDD cooling. The rear 140mm fan ready to expell the heat via the back.
The inside is very spacious. Those that look carefully can already spot the 2 dust filters at the bottom. Quick screw less release ODD holders are also included in the package.
Xigmatek gives the case modder/builder to arrange an easy cable mangement in a flash. 4 Precut holes, topped off by a rubber for maximum coverup. On the right a shot of the two bottom dustfilters. Also take a look at the 4 rubber grommets to dampen any vibration created by the PSU.
Another picture from the front, nicely showing the removable meshed grill to give easy access to the HDD trays. All the included fans are of the acrylic clear type with white LEDs. Xigmatek included 1 140mm fan and two 120mm fans. But you can easily mount two more fans in the top for maximum heat evacuation.