Date: October 31st, 2005
Article by: Matt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Raidmax
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
And while we're on the subject of inclusions - here's the included 120mm case fan. As the specifications say, it is indeed 'super silent' - I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of noise it produces. Unfortunately after some prodding and failed attempts to find specifications, I cannot seem to track which fan this is, but I can attest it pushes air and is quiet, so I'm happy.
The inside of the case! This is where your expensive parts and valuable time go to, so it better be good. As you can probably tell, this is just a mid-tower case, not a super-mid or a full size, so everything in there is a bit snug, but hopefully a bit of Raidmax innovation can help with that. As you can see, the interior of the case goes for a largely tool-less design, opting for clips on optical and hard disk drives, as well as for your PCI cards and so on. The clip operation is one of the very few things covered in the manual, which surprised me, since the clips are easy as heck to figure out.
Here's the case with the other side panel removed. Now, you might be guessing it, the question may be on the tips of your tongue, and the answer is yes, the motherboard tray is removable. Unfortunately, the tray feels just as flimsy as the side panels when removed from the case, but seems to be sturdy and relatively reinforced when a motherboard is installed, or when the tray is in the case itself. (Side note: removing motherboard tray, cut #1 from sharp edges)
Reinforced around key areas, but flimsy feeling still, its a convenient feature, operating on a simple slide-lock, and slipping out through the side panel when removed.
One of the most amusing parts of the case - this sticker was already fallen off and on the bottom of the case when I opened it for the first time. No warranty on this case!
After removing the incredibly annoying clips on the rear bracket, we're faced with this. Some well placed ventilation, and a bunch of slot covers that can only be removed and not replaced. I can see the idea of simplicity for just having punched slot covers, but if the slot is vacant, or for whatever you punched the wrong one, bam, you're out of luck unless you have one of your own. (Side note: removing slot covers, cut #2 from sharp edges).