Hiper Osiris ATX Case



Test Specification

  • Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6ghz
  • Gigabyte 965p DS3
  • ATI 3870x2
  • Seagate barracuda 500gb 7200.11 32mb cache
  • Silverstone Strider 1000w
  • Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU HSF


To see how effective the Osiris is at keeping you components cool I ran a series of benchmarks including 3dMark06 (looped 3 times), Prime 95 version 25.6 (2 hours) and HD Tach to heat up the case as much as possible and then recorded the results via Everest Ultimate ver 4. To ensure equality I only tested the case in in it's current condition with minimal cable tidying using the provided cable ties. The three provided 120mm fans were used via molex connectors (full 12v power) and the CPU HSF was set to 100% (auto disabled) via bios. Here are my findings :


Idle Result

Load Result


Not a bad result at all. I was impressed with the GPU result as in my previous case the temp was hitting 80c after a single 3dmark run. No surprise that the hard disk temp didn't really move much, testament to the attached fan on the intake and the exhaust fans were doing well, ridding the case of heat from the CPU HSF.

During the above Load testing I took some temperature readings with a thermal probe to see where the hotspots were. While I understand that this isn't the most scientific approach as temps can vary depending on ambient temps and hardware used it will at least give an indication of how good/bad the airflow in the case is. I found the area around the NB to be hot (29c) which due to the CPU HSF blowing back to front and not downward is to be expected. The PSU area was surprisingly cool but the inferno was the area around the 3870x2 memory heat sinks (44c). This however is cooler than my current case which is testament to the Osiris's airflow/cooling capabilities. It is worth bearing in mind that only one hard disk was installed in the hard drive rack so optimal airflow is passing through the case during this investigation. With four hard drives installed and therefore a lot more restriction, you would expect these temps to increase slightly.

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Most Recent Comments

20-05-2008, 12:45:19

I really like the look of this case.

My mate is looking for a sub £100 case, I may show him this review.

Nice review WebboQuote

20-05-2008, 13:53:22

I like it, it looks good, aside from the hieroglyphs. Good price too.

Whats the cable routing like with the psu at the bottom? I find it a bit of a pain in my CM690 but can usually hide them behind the motherboard tray, is that possible with this case?

Nice review, cheers!Quote

20-05-2008, 14:25:33

You can perhaps hide them under the HD rack or behind the drive bays but there is no room behind the motherboard tray. The window panel is meshed so it does go some way to concealing the wires you cant hide.

Despite this it is one great case and if it were a little bigger I would deffo have one as the build quality is top drawer and as I stated in the review, you are going to struggle to find anything better at that price point.Quote

21-05-2008, 09:55:02

What an awesome looking case for the price. Excellent review as always webbo Quote

21-05-2008, 13:31:09

A lot of people will disagree with me but for some strange reasons the case isn't asthetically pleasing for me.

BTW this is my point of viewQuote

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