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Hiper Osiris ATX Tower Case
Author: Barracas
Manufacturer: Hiper
Source: Hiper
Purchase: Newegg.com
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Hiper Osiris ATX Tower Case
June 04, 2008

Internal Inspection (continued):

A four bay removable hard drive cage can be found up front, as well. The cage is fastened with thumb screws and can be removed by pulling out through the front of the case. A 120mm intake fan is mounted to the front of the cage with a fan grill attached.

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Inside you will see room for four drives with rubber runners to help dampen sound and vibration. I find this cage to be quite sturdy and can appreciate the finish. Iím not sure how effective this cooling solution will be with all bays filled with drives, as this fan acts as the sole source for air intake.

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Moving onto the motherboard area I found my first disappointment. Itís a small issue and not a deal breaker, but the lack of a removable motherboard tray in a mid-tower case is a let down, especially when Hiper has done such a good job with great detail on the Osiris. The tray area is large enough to support most motherboard sizes, and all mounting holes are clearly marked. The standoffs support ATX, MicroATX , FlexATX, and ITX. There is even enough room for the largest of video cards. But due to the compact nature of mid-tower sized cases, a removable tray would receive a warm welcome from yours truly.

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The top left corner of the tray area houses two 120mm exhaust fans. One mounted at the top, and the other on the back of the Osiris. These two fans should provide ample airflow for your critical system components, and each is equipped with a 3-pin fan connection.

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Along the back of the case you will see the seven expansion slots, which are located above where you will mount your power supply. All seven slots have thumbscrews present. I found the power supply area interesting as you can mount it two ways. One would be to mount it upwards to allow the PSUís exhaust fan to draw air out of the case. The second would be to face it downwards and use the filtered cutout to draw cool air from beneath the case. Iím not sure which way would be most beneficial, but it is nice to have options I suppose.

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I suppose I should comment on how sturdy this case is. I found that even with all of the panels removed the case showed no signs of warping in shape. All riveted and screwed brackets were recessed and flush mounted. With the exception of a removable motherboard tray, I cannot find any faults in the design or execution.

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