Xigmatek Asgard 381 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell+ / 2 years ago
Today we’re taking a look at the Xigmatek Asgard 381 Mid-Tower PC Chassis. This chassis is targeted at the budget market, of course there are cheaper cases out there, but when you dip below the £30 price mark there often little more than tin cans. So when picking a pc chassis on a tight budget, just how much value can you get for your money? Well with the Asgard 380 priced at a very reasonable £36.98 on overclockers.co.uk at time of writing, I wouldn’t expect this chassis to have all the bells and whistles of a premium product. That’s not to say £37 isn’t a lot of money though and while we don’t expect many features, we would like to see solid build quality within this price range.
Of course there is a lot of competition within this price range, likely more choice than within any other price bracket for computer chassis in fact. This is due to the fact that a large percentage of the PC market isn’t targeted at the enthusiast system builder, some people just want a straight forward solution that doesn’t cost the earth, has at least some style features and is both sturdy and reliable, but this is true of almost any purchase people make, regardless of the product.
Xigmatek have seven years in this market and while they may not be the best known brand in the UK, they do have a strong fan base and a solid product range. We’ve taken a look at their products before here at eTeknix too, from the gargantuan super-tower Elysium to the Midgard II, both of which I personally awarded our eTeknix “Bang For Buck Award”. So can Xigmatek make it a Trilogy of great value for money with the Asgard? Well lets take a look at the spec sheet, then we’ll take a closer look to find out just what this chassis is made of.
As you can see from the spec above, it’s fairly well equipped With support for 3 optical drives, 8 3.5 inch drives and a single 2.5″ drive you’re not going to be left short on storage solutions. The same can be said for cooling with support for up to eight fans between 80mm and 140mm depending on mounting point. So lets move on and see what else the Asgard 381 has to offer.