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Item#: N82E16811815019
Xigmatek ASGARD 381 CCC-AD38BV-U03 Black/Orange Steel / Plastic / Metal Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Steel / Plastic / Metal Mesh ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, Audio In/Out Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

Pros:

Big enough for full ATX motherboard, mounting points for a lot of fans, which really doesn't seem well documented anywhere, so I'll list them (none are included):

Front: 2 120mm fans
Rear: 1 120mm fan
Side: 2 120/140mm fans
Top: 2 120/140mm fans

Bottom is not listed anywhere, but there appears to be a mounting point for a 120mm fan just behind the PSU.

Toolless EVERYTHING! 8 3.5" drive bays, 3 5.25" drive bays (one can be converted to 3.5"), 7 pci/pci-e bays, all toolless, there are screw holes on the pci slots, but boards don't move at all when the arm is locked in place, so I didn't find it necessary to use any screws.

Front panel looks really nice, includes audio jacks for headphone/microphone, and two USB 3.0 (2.0 compatible) ports, feels really sturdy, not flimsy at all.

This feels like a $70 case, and it's on sale for $35. Hands down, the best mid-tower case for the price.

Cons:

Won't make me a sandwich. Aside from that, none so far.

Other Thoughts:

I was really blown away by this case. I hadn't had a Xigmatek board before, so I really didn't know what to expect. This case looked good, fit an ATX motherboard, and had pretty much everything I was looking for in the sub-$50 range, but for $35 I really wasn't expecting this. This case is much much more than I expected. I like it better than the $80 case I have for my personal computer, but feel it's maybe a little big for a micro-ATX motherboard like mine. This case is made for ATX, and supports up to 3 dual-slot video cards. My computer was built for single-card gaming...this case can do so much more.

Some people might complain that it doesn't come with fans, but it never claims to. I found the case on Xigmatek's website, and the pictures show the case with a rear fan....it also shows it with a clear panel on the side. This does not have a clear panel, the pictures on Newegg ARE ACCURATE. What you see in those pictures is what you'll be getting.

Buy some fans. I went with a handful of MASSCOOL FDV12025L1L34 120mm fans. If you want to maximize your cooling, go with 4 140mm fans and 3 120mm fans. I'd recommend the Cougar VF-12 and 14 because they're quiet and move a lot of air, and match the case perfectly. Or if you want, buy some fans with pretty lights.

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