Hiper Osiris HTC-1K514 ReviewRHKCommander959 - November 12, 2008
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When looking for a new case, there are a few key things to remember. Many people look for a case that is sturdy, but also looks good. Most people want their hardware to be cooled well, and some want to show it off also - but not at the cost of size. Some cases can be cramped if they are small, which can be a real pain when it comes to installing your hardware. On the other hand, some cases are so humongous that they are hard to move, and simply take up too much space. No matter what, you will want a good case to house your parts.
Most people will know HiPER for its power supplies, but the company also manufactures aluminum cases, home theater cases (HTPC), fans, keyboards, and cables. The HiPER Osiris is one of the leading new high-performance products offered by HiPER. The case is water-cooling ready with enough room inside for two 120mm radiators, and two grommets that allow an external radiator to pass tubing into the case. Also, the case is made out of an aluminum alloy (6063-T5) that also helps to dissipate heat, and yet remains tough - capable of withstanding up to 100kg (220lbs). To help dissipate heat there are a total of three 120mm case fans. The company even took the time to include a window with mesh to shield any hardware that will be interred within the case from electromagnetic interference! Hard drives may be stored in the modular hard drive rack, which is cooled by one of the 120mm fans and is tool free, as is much of the case. Will all of the attention to details from the company be all for nothing, or is this case truly Godly? We shall see how well it performs.
The Osiris case comes in a large decorative Egyptian themed box featuring the green god Osiris on the front. The top of the box has a sturdy handle for making it much easier to carry this mid-tower case. The sides are the same as each other and feature a profiled shot of the case, its weight, model, version, etc - while the back shows off some of the features that are included amongst the case.
The case is protected by two blocks of foam on the base and top of the case, along with two sheets of foam at the sides. The case itself is sealed inside of a bag to also help protect it from damage during shipping and removal.
Included with the case is a purple and black mesh travel bag containing all of the accessories you need, and a bonus. Included is the manual, motherboard standoffs, Velcro wire wraps, motherboard screws, two 3-pin to 4-pin fan headers, and thumb screws for hard drives, bay drives, and the power supply.
The bonus is a limited edition key chain with a picture of Osiris on one side, and the unique serial number of the case on the other – along with the HiPER Logo, website, and Osiris name.
Now that we are finished with that, let's examine the Osiris!