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Xigmatek Elysium Case Review



Testing the Xigmatek Elysium required pushing my hardware to heat things up! Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and overall system during idle and load phases. Load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs, HD Tune, and 3Dmark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor. It is important to note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.


Testing Setup:

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.6 GHz
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
  • Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 Redline
  • Video Card: XFX 6970
  • PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
  • Hard Drives: SSD 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RAID 1
  • Optical Drive: N/A
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1


Comparison Cases:

  • NZXT Phantom Pink
  • Antec 1100
  • CM Storm Trooper
  • BitFenix Outlaw
  • NZXT Source 220
  • NZXT Tempest 210
  • Corsair Graphite Series 600T
  • HAF 932 Black Edition











If nothing else, this case has some serious cooling abilities. Given its large size and number of fans, the inside begins acting similarly to open air. As such, it becomes difficult for heat to really get trapped. In testing, it beats or ties every case I’ve reviewed yet, beating the lowest temperatures by a degree or two. It was rather impressive yet somewhat expected for its size. It was nice to see a complete shift from a small case such as the BitFenix Outlaw to something like this.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing & Results
  6. Conclusion
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