Hiper Osiris HTC-1K514 ReviewRHKCommander959 - November 12, 2008
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Osiris, the leader of all the Egyptian gods on Earth. Thus this case is also leading in quality when compared to most cases - although there are a few better cases out, just as there is a more powerful god than Osiris- Ra. This case performs and looks good, but it is not the best. In general, I was impressed by the durability of the aluminum alloy, the stylish looks, and how well it kept the hard drives and other hardware cool. Installing hardware was a breeze in this case, as there is plenty of room to work inside, and the tool-free design meant a quick and easy install. There is plenty of room for even the largest video cards out, even SLI/Crossfire configurations should fit. The paint never scratched during all of the testing and assembly, and the stock case fans adequately cooled the test rig.
Not everyone will like the Egyptian theme, but at least the graphics are limited to a tiny picture in the corner. Although the motherboard tray is not removable, it didn’t seem to be much of an obstacle as I never really had an inkling to want one in this case – although such a feature would have been icing on the cake.
The case fans are mediocre in my opinion - pushing minimal air, and if replaced with anything better would make this case a top-notch contender. The welding inside looks terrible, although only one glob really sticks out, on the drive rack (the mesh helps hide this glaring fact). The case is of good quality, but a little pricey unfortunately. If prices came down just a bit, or better stock fans used, this case would be very competitive.
- Sleek good looks
- Tough but light alloy
- Water cooling ready inside and out
- Plenty of work room
- Easy hardware installation
- Plenty of screws / nice accessory pack.
- Unique design
- Non-removable motherboard tray
- Welds inside are ugly