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.
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