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Xigmatek Midgard III Review


Xigmatek Midgard III: Testing

Testing a chassis requires the computer to stay at idle and load for one hour. Doing so will give you an idea of what your computer may be like under stress. Normally your computer will not be running this hot, but we do not all live in cold weather or do similar things. Therefore, a full stress test can give people the idea of what it can handle and whether or not heat gets trapped over time. The case is left with stock features to give you an idea of the temperatures without the need for extra fans. It's almost guaranteed to have a slight drop in temperature when more fans are added, but that will not be covered unless noted. I will be using Prime95 "small FFTs" for the CPU load and 3DMark Vantage "Extreme preset" for GPU for one hour. After an hour the temperatures are recorded using HWMonitor in Celsius (°C).

* All tests are conducted at 73 °F /23 °C ambient room temperature.


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As you can see in the charts above, the Midgard isn't a very good performer. I assure you the wire-management was good, but the major problem lies in that Xigmatek decided one fan was enough. That's simply not the case! It was nice of them to include M3 screws to allow easy installation of front fans, but that added costs and the consumer has to extra pay for it. A two fan setup is necessary for larger chassis and the Midgard is decently sized that one fan isn't enough for a gaming computer.

  1. Xigmatek Midgard III: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Xigmatek Midgard III: The Case
  3. Xigmatek Midgard III: Working Components
  4. Xigmatek Midgard III: Specifications & Features
  5. Xigmatek Midgard III: Testing: Setup & Results
  6. Xigmatek Midgard III: Conclusion
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