Xigmatek Gigas Review
Up Close: Exterior
The Xigmatek Gigas is an Aluminium case, and although very light fells sturdy and substantial. The front and sides are made from a single piece of Aluminium wrapped round to form a very natural looking curve to the front corners of the case. The whole of the exterior of the case has a smooth brushed Aluminium look and feel to it, mainly because that's exactly what it is! And if naked brushed Aluminium doesn't float your boat then be assured that this case is also available in good old fashioned Black
The front of the case measures 278(W) x 396(H) mm. A front I/O area houses a power and reset button as well as the usual power and activity lights as well as mic and headphone jack-plug sockets. In addition to 2x USB2 sockets the front panel also sports a single USB3 socket. To the right of this area we find 2 5.25" bays, with the uppermost set up with a Brushed Aluminium slot load door so you can fit you old silver, black or beige Optical drive without ruining the looks of the case. The lower drive bay is blanked of with a removeable brushed Aluminium panel. The bottom half of the front of the case is dominated by a large air intake in the shape of a giant "X" (I wonder what that's meant to stand for)
Turning our attention to the top and rear of the case we see that the Aluminium theme continues. The roof section is entirely removable via 6 knurled Philips head screws. With the roof section being the only part of the enclosure that is removable it's though the roof you go to undertake the build. The left hand side of the rear of the case is home to 2x120mm fans, with the base of the case providing rear Motherboard access and 4 expansion slots. The right side of the rear of the case supports traditional ATX PSU mounting, again with ample ventilation.