So after all the smiting my chassis took, the Pantheon still delivered a full feature set along with simple and sleek styling and the addition of some really cool ideas. Hot swappable bays have been done, and access through the front of the chassis for them has also been done, it's just that Xigmatek took a slightly different approach to it. The intake to the chassis is definitely something that I don't normally see, and the well at the top for fans and a radiator is a very cool trick I see made its way over from the Utgard. All of these combined with USB 3.0 connectivity and plenty of options for wiring and water cooling routing, and I find the Pantheon is well appointed for the near $120 US dollar pricing.
Now I did run into the obvious damage outside the chassis, but to speak a bit for the quality of the chassis, even though it looked like it took a solid blow from an eight pound sledge hammer, it still functioned and allowed me to do a completed review. My only issue is that the name Pantheon to me describes a very spacious place made from aged stones that all have taken on a similar color over the centuries of existence. I sort of expected all of the same in the chassis. I wish that companies would go the extra step and not allow a rainbow assortment of wire colors, and this chassis, in my mind, should have been a full tower or bigger. The naming just doesn't strike me as very fitting for this understated and smaller chassis.
Even with my personal issues with the chassis and the huge hit the case took during shipping, I still like what the Pantheon brought to the table. Not only the list of things I have already mentioned, there is also the option of a window or not, and silver coloration or black, the Pantheon seems like it just keeps on giving. The dual fan controller is very handy for zoned cooling and getting the performance to noise ratio just right. What I did find is that with the placement of the fans as shipped, the airflow inside was a bit lacking, but nothing a couple of extra fans wouldn't have fixed. So for the $120 USD pricing, or the much better pricing over the pond of around £70-75 for the same windowed Pantheon I am showing you, I really think the chassis is well worth its asking price, provided you get one in good shape. I won't be detracting much for the damage as I know this sort of thing can happen from time to time.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Path to Mnemosyne announced to debut to the Nintendo Switch
- Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion countdown date
- God of War Special Edition runes translated, see the truth
- Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia new cinematic trailer
- Netflix's The Witcher TV show confirms 8 ep first season
- Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
- B360M-ITX/ac does not see USB drive at all
- WD My Passport Wireless SSD 500GB Review
- Legacy Mode
- Possible Router Issues
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit