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Xigmatek GIGAS Series CCC-MD26TA-U01 Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case

  • Aluminum MicroATX Desktop
  • USB2.0 x 2, USB3.0 x 1, HD Audio in/out x 1 Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jason C.
  • 9/14/2013 1:35:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case for the price

Pros: Tons of capacity, can fit large video cards, many hard drives, etc.
USB 3.0 built into front panel
Solid manufacturing and smooth, rounded edges with good look, feel, and polish of the aluminum.
Cooling!

Cons: Slightly more difficult to work in compared to other cases out there, as this is one case that after getting everything installed you sure don't want to go back and upgrade components or troubleshoot hardware later on.

The power supply section should have screw holes for mounting power supplies in either directions, as my modular thermaltake supply has a nice large fan on the bottom that is useless with the bottom facing the outside.

Xigmatek's support is really bad. Seriously over a week has gone by since I emailed them with no response. And I called and left a voicemail and didn't receive a reply either.

Other Thoughts: Scored this case on sale and it is definitely worth it. Definitely pay attention to the ordering on assembling components, as after everything is assembled it is very difficult to go back in and make modifications. This is the first case I've used where I really would recommend typical users to read the manual.

Also newegg allow users to edit reviews! This is a followup to my original review. The originally complained issue about motherboard fitting has been fixed. The case appears to have stand offs for the motherboard, but it wasn't clear that additional stand offs have to be installed on top of those prior to installing the motherboard.

I loaded the system up when a Phenom II x6, 8GB Ram, AMD 7850 2GB, PCIe GB LAN card, Sound Blaster X-Fi, 4TB of SATA storage, 300GB of PATA storage, a Blu Ray burner, and a DVD burner.

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  • Jeffrey D.
  • 8/16/2013 11:24:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggslots of work, but nice case

Pros: Heavy gauge aluminum, well made, lots of room for graphics cards and large heat sinks (I used a Xigmatek Gaia). Good deal if you can catch it on sale, modular design, looks and feels high-end when you're done, very quiet even without the fan speed controller. (The Seasonic PSU I used helps in that regard.) There's a spot to fish the cables through without having to eat up a slot if you want to use the Koutech IO-RCM630 as I did.

Cons: mATX only. Intel DH77EB motherboard didn't quite line up right and I had to use a plastic washer to raise it up at the stand-off closest to the I/O shield. It's a bit tight in there when you're working, and it requires more forethought than most cases I've used. Only one USB 3.0 port. Factor in another $20 if you want an aluminum 5.25-to-3.5 adapter like the SilverStone FP55B for a card reader. (A plastic one would look like too cheap in this thing.)

Other Thoughts: I didn't use the included back panel manual fan speed controller. Xigmatek ought install its PWM fans and balance out the cost by excluding that thing. Most mobos have PWM headers these days, so why not take advantage of them?

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  • Dave C.
  • 7/3/2013 2:50:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot a big fan of this one

Pros: Good sized case and can fit a lot of stuff. Attractive design. Looks sturdy. Nice four fans.

Cons: Ultimately gave this away and got another case due the signifincat number of issues some specific to my build, most not.
1) When taking the cross bars out, the case starts to shift. Had to pull and push a lot to get the screw holes to line back up.
2) They painted the screws black and several had so much excess paint, they would not work.
3) fan controller takes up a back card slot, but that didn't matter because the fan controller was DOA anyway. Also, I want things like that inside the box because I don't want someone carelessly adjusting the fan speed.
4) Front buttons pop loudly when pressed -- very cheap.
5) This is the one that killed it for me: the powersupply mounts backward -- such that if your power supply has a side fan, the fan faces the outside of the case not not in. Although there are holes on the side to let the air out, the power supply fan was very labored as the holes are small. Finally, I need to put this in an area where other computers will be on either side. That would mean no circulation at all. I'm very much a fan of the side mount fans because they are larger and I have found the larger fans are more reliable. I would have just drilled holes to reverse the mount, but that would have caused the power supply fan to blow air directly into the hard disk assembly. Probably not smart to blow hot air on the disks, especially given #7.
6) The intenal frame that holds the cdrom uses pins on one side and a single screw on the other. After installation, I can twist the cdrom back and forth. Just does not align well at all. Over time as people pound on the eject button, it's just going to rotate out of alignment.
7) The internal frames that hold the disks are mounted such that the long direction of the disks face across the case. If turned the other way, air flow from the fans on the front and back would blow through the frame around the drives. As it is, the frames block all air flow around the drives.

Other Thoughts: Cool looking and all, but not very well though out.

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  • Jason C.
  • 5/2/2013 1:19:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVery good micro ATX case for the price

Pros: Tons of capacity, can fit large video cards, many hard drives, etc.
USB 3.0 built into front panel
Solid manufacturing and smooth, rounded edges with good look, feel, and polish of the aluminum.
Cooling!

Cons: Slightly more difficult to work in compared to other cases out there.
The power supply section should have screw holes for mounting power supplies in either directions, as my modular thermaltake supply has a nice large fan on the bottom that is useless with the bottom facing the outside.
The fit could be improved in some small sections (the holes for screws for the add in cards appear to be too far away, I had to bend the brackets of my add on cards for holes to line up) - if it wasn't for this and the power supply item I would have given 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: Scored this case on sale and it is definitely worth it. Definitely pay attention to the ordering on assembling components, as after everything is assembled it is very difficult to go back in and make modifications. This is the first case I've used where I really would recommend typical users to read the manual.

I loaded the system up when a Phenom II x6, 8GB Ram, AMD 7850 2GB, PCIe GB LAN card, Sound Blaster X-Fi, 4TB of SATA storage, 300GB of PATA storage, a Blu Ray burner, and a DVD burner.

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  • Chris M.
  • 3/19/2013 6:39:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Different Solution

Pros: This case has quality feel to it, with all of the little features that are expected in a mildly expensive box. The parts feel substantial and the pieces all fit together with reasonable tolerances. It also has no sharp edges inside. The optical drive cover plate is a neat solution. There is nothing to tape or glue. Just line up the cage and keep the drawer closed as you tighten the only cage screw. This box has very good air flow from front to rear thanks to 4 very quiet 120 mm fans. There is room inside for up to 8 hard drives as well as 2 optical drives. Additionally, it will hold a huge ATX power supply. There is room for a large CPU cooler especially if the second hard drive cage is not needed. This has more than enough space for the largest video cards, as well.

Cons: This box is set up on 2 levels with the mother board laying horizontal below and everything else above. Because of this layout, working on the mother board is not easy during installation. It also means that adding memory, cards or anything else requires quite a bit of dis-assembly. The directions are OK, but the various bags of screws are not identified very well. While there is space for a 2nd optical drive, the cover plate is larger than needed and leaves a large gap around the drive. Also, the only way to connect all 4 fans is via a potentiometer that is wired for a maximum of 3 fans and takes up a card slot. A better solution would have been to just use an adapter that did not take up a card slot. Did I mention that working on the mother board, way down there, is a pain in the rear.

Other Thoughts: I bought this box to build my wife a new computer. She wanted some thing that fit on the corner of her desk and was short enough for her to reach everything on the front panel from her desk chair. The dimensions of this case were the best suited for her space requirements. If I were to redo this exercise I would have gotten the light colored model. Fortunately, I will probably only unbutton this thing to upgrade the optical drive, unless something fries.

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  • David B.
  • 2/1/2013 12:12:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It's solid, but light and has good airflow. I installed an oversized (10" by 10") dual Xeon motherboard so the elevated mounts came up big. The dual 120mm front inlet fans are ideal for the dual Xeon since both CPUs are mounted at the front of the motherboard, not where a single socket CPU goes. Fits large power supplies and large video cards with no problems (I'm using a Galaxy GT 660). It came with one bad fan, but I sent an email to Xigmatek in Long Island and John came through with a new one, shipped the same day I contacted him. So, great customer service.

Cons: My only con is the front panel 5.25" bay setup. I'm finding it difficult to line up my Blu Ray/DVD drive so it opens through the slot in the front panel. Also, the media panel I installed in the bottom sits back 3/8" from the front panel so I'll be drilling some holes in the upper drive tray to move it up.

Other Thoughts: This is high quality, at a affordable price at the $69 I paid. Since I'm not going back to full ATX, I plan to use this case for multiple builds.

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  • Brian T.
  • 1/20/2013 7:34:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot an easy build

Pros: Small form factor; quiet; aluminum open air design; cable management.

Cons: Panel screws, power/reset buttons design and placement all felt cheap; flimsy design more so when removing the crossbar; have to remove multiple parts anytime you want to change or replace something; scratches very easily. Not having a mobo tray really hurts this case. High price.

Other Thoughts: I decided to make the jump to the uATX factor and thought this case would be a good introduction to do so. This was the wrong piece for this. Because of the height of the case you'll literally be up to your elbows in parts. I found myself starting over a few times because even when I thought a few steps ahead, there was still something that had to be changed later and/or missing. The whole build became very tedious because of the constant adjustments and took much longer than I anticipated. But the components sat well and fitments were not an issue. The airflow was great, drawing right over the HDDs, the CPU, and out the back. The stock 1000rpm fans were a good balance of function and noise level. The placement of the PSU made cable management a breeze.

There are few traits of the design I didn't care for. The access screws on top weren't very efficient and two of them were crooked and didn't sit flush with the panel. The crossbar in the case was annoying and made it difficult to tweak anything on the fly.

I'm the type that needs/likes cases w/ easy access so when something goes wrong or needs adjusting I can do it in as little time as necessary. This is more of an "install and forget and adjust when only needed" kind of case. Ended up returning it and going with the Thermaltake LANBOX Lite instead.

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  • Jonas N.
  • 10/8/2012 7:31:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Small/Medium Cube design, able to fit in large CPU Cooler and decent Video Card size.

Cons: not really a con, but I wish Xigmatek could add a firewire port and a 3.5 external drive space for a Card reader. Other than that case is excellent

Other Thoughts: Computer components technologies are so advance these days, micro atx and mini itx motherboards are just as powerful as big atx boards, small ssd drives are even better that old mechanical drives, energy saving small foot print power supply is the way to go. Who still need big full atx energy sucker Monsters when you can build a powerful and attractive, space saving and energy saving system... go for it.

You'll need some technical Know how, but go for it.

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  • Chuck W.
  • 7/6/2012 7:26:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood but not superb

Pros: Materials are superior and sturdy case.

Cons: It is apparent the designers of this case didn't actually use it before committing it to manufacturing. While the case materials are superior the design needs some "rethinking".

The motherboard sits in a box about 12" tall and requires some agility to seat it. It would have been nice to have a header for all the "front panel" connections. The fan control ought to have been designed in the front panel PC and the knob accessible from the front.

Other Thoughts: If you buy the case, keep the power supply loose and don't put in the center support before connecting up the motherboard power connections.

The top drive part is kind of snug and normal 5.25" in drives - CDROMs, etc - might not fit easily.

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