For a chassis under $100, Xigmatek packs a lot of bang for the buck into this mid tower named Midguard. The build went smooth, as expected, and I found most, but not all of the tool-less features to do a good job at what they are built to do. The issue with one tool-less feature I found was in the HDD rack and tray assembly. The rack is sturdy and the trays are of a nice concept and design, but when they go together they just don't mesh well together. After several attempts I got my hard drive, what I assume to be installed correctly, but the drive and tray are still "loose". The drive doesn't feel "secure" when slid into the locked position. Even so, there was no discernable noise coming from the rack due to any vibrations from said "looseness" of the assembly.
I've always been a sucker for the all black chassis, and adding an arranged flash to the inside is a nice bold choice from Xigmatek. I would have liked either a solid door or a windowed version of the Midguard, but that is a personal choice. I can really see where some users could benefit for all the extra venting and ability to add more fans. All the mesh is not for everyone, but I like the looks of it and can appreciate the top being set up in all mesh with the ability to even add fans to the top if needed. The panels all went back on easily and the chassis feels solid. Simple understated looks on the outside with a long list of features and good airflow make it a case to really look at if you are in the market for a mid tower chassis.
In the end I was left with an elegant looking box from the front that doesn't blast a flood of LED light into the room. The fan controller allows me to drop the ambient noise for the chassis to acceptable levels for me, while still keeping the components cool on the inside. There is plenty of room inside this mid tower. As you can see, my 10.5" card fits with a bit of room to spare and there is even plenty of room to build a nice SLI or Crossfire setup. Current listings are varied, but I found it reasonably priced at Newegg for $74.99. Keep in mind, once shipping is added the price is around $100 to get one to your house. Even so, for $100 there aren't too many chassis' that offer the extent of features and the ease of use and installation as does Xigmatek with the Midgard.
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