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Xigmatek MidGard II Case Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we will be focusing on a new Mid Tower chassis from Xigmatek, the MidGard II. This is the second case released in the MidGard series, following up on the popular original MidGard model.  Can the new MidGard II match the success of it’s predecessor?

One of the main talking points is that Xigmatek have used a special surface treatment on the front and top panels, which gives the chassis a leather like appearance.  This treatment helps to reduce the number of finger prints that will appear on the exterior of the chassis.

The MidGard II is available with or without a windowed side panel. Our review sample does not have the window but it does support 2 fans of either 120mm or 140mm in size.

Features:

  • “Leather -coating” on top and front panel
  • 2.5/3.5” SATA HDD docking station on the top panel
  • Top I/O panel includes one USB3.0 port, two USB2.0 ports, and HD audio in/out jacks
  • Middle HDD cage is removable for long VGA cards
  • Six internal 2.5”/3.5” drive trays with anti-vibration rubbers

Specifications:

Product Name MIDGARD II, MIDGARD II-W
Product Number CCC-AM36BS-U01 (Original side panel)
CCC-AM36BS-U02 (Window side panel)
Dimension (W) 205 x (H) 458 x (D)488 mm (8.07*18.03*19.21 inches)
Drive Bay Slim ODD x 1
5.25″ External x 3 (Both side tool-free holders)
2.5/3.5″ Internal HDD x 6 (By hard drive tray)
Expansion Slot 7 slots
Motherboard Support ATX, Micro ATX, ITX (with backside hole for CPU cooler)
Power Supply Standard P/S2 ATX/EPS power supply units on downside space with anti-vibration rubber.
Cooling System AIR COOLING
Front Fan: 12cm fan x 2 available
(One black 12cm fan preinstalled.)
Rear Fan: Preinstalled 12cm black fan x 1
Left Side Fan: 12/14cm fan x 2 available.
(None for window version.)
Bottom Fan: 12cm fan x 1 available.
Top Fan: 12/14cm fan x 2 available.

WATER COOLING
Max. 280mm length and 50mm height for radiator and cooling fans.

I/O Panel Top Panel: Power button, Reset button, USB3.0 x 1 (by internal 20pin connector), USB2.0 x 2, Audio in/out x 1 (HD Audio), 2.5/3.5″ SATA Docking Station*.

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  • Jerome B

    good price foe what you get. I like ximgatek. make some nice products. hard to get here however which blows.

  • Iain D.

    I like that surface, I think bitfenix use the same thing on some of their latest cases which is great.

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