Overall we are impressed with what the Xigmatek Gigas has to offer. It is clear the company are targeting the mid to high end of the market with this case as it offers a premium anodised aluminium finish and plenty of fans.
We feel the Gigas is perfect for those looking to build a compact gaming rig or a powerful HTPC as it has plenty of room for long graphics cards and delivers perfectly adequate cooling for them.
If you combine it with a high-end micro-ATX motherboard like the Asus ROG Maximus V Gene you could build a very powerful overclocked system.
There are a few negative points that we feel need mentioning. Despite the exclusive use of brushed aluminium in the construction of the case, it’s clear that Xigmatek have cut corners in a few areas to satisfy a budget. For example, the power and reset buttons feel very poorly put together and have a horrible clicking action.
Additionally, there is absolutely no provision inside for tool-less installation. The installation process is a little complicated in places but this is to be expected considering the unusual form factor of the case.
The Xigmatek Gigas can be yours for £90 from Overclockers UK. It is definitely worth buying if you are in the market for a compact gaming system or powerful HTPC.
- Premium finish.
- Great cooling.
- Plenty of drive bays.
- Room for long graphics cards.
- Build quality questionable in a few areas.
- No tool-less installation options.
KitGuru says: The Gigas is perfect for users who are building a powerful small form factor system.