England-headquartered High Performance Group is generally known as the manufacturer of high-quality power supplies, but like any wise company it tries to extend the model range selling very good keyboards, microATX cases for media-centers, fans and cables. The release of a PC system case from Hiper was to be expected, too. Its first serially produced model of a full-ATX case is somewhat surprisingly called Anubis, the name of the Egyptian god of death. I don’t quite grasp the meaning of this naming, but I’ve seen even queerer names for IT products.
In the bottom and medium segments of the market there is toughest competition between dozens of well-known brands and a number of obscure Taiwanese-Chinese factories. The Englishmen from Hiper who have always followed a rather strict pricing policy wouldn’t be welcome there. But in the top sector there is a place for everyone who can offer a high-quality and original product regardless of the price. Shipment volumes are small here, but the margin is high. The market is not saturated, and the release of high-end products has a positive effect on the company’s image. This is why the market positioning of the Anubis (a recommended price of $250) is quite logical. It is in the top-end market sector that Hiper may be competitive.
- Type: Middle Tower
- 5.25” bays: 6 external
- 3.5” bays: 4 in the cage + 1 external bay
- Connectors: two USB 2.0, audio-in, audio-out, line-in
- Dimensions: 522x202x475 (L x W x H)
- Weight: 10.7kg
- Material: aluminum 6063 T5
- Supported mainboards: ATX, MicroATX, FlexATX, ITX
- Supported PSUs: ATX, EPS 12V
Package and Accessories
The Anubis comes in a cardboard box painted black and purple.
The box contains quite a lot of accessories including:
- User manual
- Travel PAK
- Trinket with an Anubis logo and an ID number corresponding to the number at the back of the case
- Brush to clean the system case
Curiously enough, the Anubis comes without a power supply. Of course, it is the norm for expensive system cases, but Hiper turns out excellent PSUs… Frankly speaking, I had expected to find a PSU in here.