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Xigmatek Asgard Black Midi Tower Chassis

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Tool free design and a gorgeous outlook are only a few points why this chassis is a must not only for enthusiast but also for pc beginners.

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 38515  
Stock code: CSE-CPC-T45UB-U01
Manuf. code: CPC-T45UB-U01
Cust. Rating:   Read reviews.
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The Asgard case is the first entry-level chassis with a black coated interior. Furthermore it is supplied with 1 x 120mm pre-installed black fan, and 3 more fans can be mounted in different area for best possible airflow. The 4 x 5.25" bays will be able to house all your optical drives and you can fit up to 5 x 3.5" bays for all the storage devices you need.

- Screw-less tooling for the bay device
- Dust filter behind front panel for intake airflow
- Dimensions: 185 x 475 x 408 mm (W x D x H)
- 4 x 5.25" Drive Bays
- 6 x 3.5" Drive Bays
- Front Cooling: 1 x 120mm black fan
- Rear Cooling: 1 x 80/90/120mm fan (optional)
- Side Cooling: 2 x 80/90/120mm fans (optional)
- Front I/O Ports: 2x USB2.0, 1 x HD Audio

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer xigmatek
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website
Warranty Period (yrs)1

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 Pretty Good, but somewhat awkward by Sanity

This casing has an amazing price for what it comes with, and its screwless design makes working with it that much easier, however its the initial setup of the casing that proves to be a pain in the side.
Upon receiving the case you will find that the standoff screws which the motherboard is mounted onto are no already in the case and require that you put them in by hand. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but in my experience the holes in the casing provided were that slightest bit too small to screw them in by hand, requiring me to go back over each hole and re-drill them to make the standoff screws fit.
Furthermore, if you wish to use expansion cards on your PC then you need to clear the area at the back of the PC. You are provided with plates to cover each expansion area, but each space is occupied by a plate with is welded in place. Removing them requires hacking away at them with a flat screwdriver, a hammer and alot of bending and twisting metal. So I would recomend removing this before installing the motherboard and putting the replacement plates to save any inconvenience in the future.

Otherwise this is a decent case for those on a budget, and 5 stars would be awarded if the manufacturer were to sort these 2 problems, especially seeing as the casing is aimed at beginners.

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Question  Question by nic

I have a gigabyte z68ap-d3 mobo, will this fit in this case?
If not could you recommend one please.

Answer by thomasr on Saturday, April 28, 2012
Hello Sir,

This is compatible.

Thanks for your question.

Question  Expansion Slot area & Standoff Screws by Sanity

So far the casing looks pretty good, but I am stuck, the Expansion card area is blocked and doesn't seem easy to remove. Also the standoff screws have to be screwed into the casing by hand, and they don't seem to fit. Any advice would be appreciated

Answer by niall on Thursday, April 19, 2012
the stands off usually require a socket to fit because they are such a tight fit, the expansion slot guard (orange things) screw off from the back of the case (3 screws i believe).

Question  HD Audio front sockets? by Mike

Does this case have HD Audio compatible front speaker jacks?

Answer by thomasr on Monday, January 16, 2012

Yes it does.

Thanks for your question.

Question  size by anarchics

will these items all fit with in this case

mobo #44729
G card #46585

Answer by mohamedA on Sunday, January 1, 2012
yes they should do so
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