Hiper Osiris HTC-1K514 ReviewRHKCommander959 - November 12, 2008
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The Osiris is a Mid Tower ATX case that can also support Flex ATX, Micro ATX, and ITX motherboards. The case is made entirely out of a military grade aluminum alloy (6063-T5) so it is quite tough like steel cases, but much lighter. There is no plastic in any of the structure, including the removable front panel. The most impressive feature on the outside is the chrome – it looks very shiny against the black aluminum. The texture of the metal on the top and front is slightly rough; it is smooth but the metal has been modified to give it a unique look and feel. There are three 120mm fans in the case, one in front, one on top, and one on the back, plus a 120mm hole in the bottom that allows for any power supply to pump in fresh air. Included with the case are two grommets that allow for water-cooling tubes to be installed into an external device such as a radiator; the case is ready for water-cooling.
The side panel includes a window that is shielded with mesh - protecting the acrylic from being scratched, while also protecting internal parts from harmful electromagnetic interference and static electrical fields. The case feet are metal and attach by twisting studs that come through the under carriage, and are lined with rubber to keep the case from sliding around. Also, the handle for which to pull the front panel off is located here, at the front of the bottom of the case. Both side panels open via latches that must be pushed down together, then the panel can be pulled off.
The power and reset buttons, front audio, eSATA, power/hard drive activity LEDs, and USB are located on the top of the case, on a piece of metal similar to the rest of the case, and is riveted in place, leaving the front panel clutter-free of wires and easy to remove. On the top-right corner of the front panel is a picture that resembles Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Riveted in place on the top-right corner of the back of the case is the serial number that matches the key chain!