Saturday, 18 August 2007 03:45
Choosing right ATX case seems to be more difficult than ever. Manufacturers are working hard in order to win enthusiasts with custom case design and latest in that quest is Hiper with its Anubis case. Hiper named its first ATX case after Anubis, ancient Egyptian God of Death and made sure its design matches original name. This case is entirely constructed out of 3mm thick aluminium 6063 T5 alloy, weighing in at over 10kg with dimensions set at 522(L) x 202(W) x 475(H) mm.
The panels are alloy welded together creating a much stronger structure to withstand over 100kg compared to the cheaper rivetting method, where not only becomes a weaker point, but allows the entire structure to bend. Anubis also has removable modular HDD rack with dedicated fan mount for optimized cooling and heatsinks placed on top of the case which dissipates the conducted heat from inside the case.
Quality doesn't come without high price, since recommended retail price for Hiper Anubis
case is about €159 without VAT.