Raidmax Raptor Chassis Review



Product: Raidmax Raptor Chassis
Company: Raidmax
Author: Nicholas Conroy
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: August 24th, 2012

Introduction

Being a gamer can be hard sometimes. Besides the cost of hardware powerful enough to run the newest games, there is also the cost of buying those games. Throw in a party piece like Eyefinity, SLI, or even an oversize screen and suddenly our gamer budget is looking very thin. Clearly the trick is to save money wherever possible and on the hardware side the chassis is an obvious target. For a gamer all a chassis needs to do a good job holding hardware, have decent cooling, and look pretty. Ease of use isn’t as much of an issue as it is for a hardware enthusiast since a gamer won’t be opening the case again until next tax return season. Raidmax has made a reputation for offering budget minded gamers very attractive options and today we are looking at one of their newest offerings: the Raptor.

As usual let’s take a peek at the Raptor’s specs before we move on.

  • $99.99USD initial MSRP
  • Bottom mount PSU, Mid-tower design
  • Black with Red or Blue accent options
  • Dimensions:
    • 541(L) x 247(W) x 502(H) mm
    • 21.3(L) x 9.7(W) x 19.8(H) in.
  • Micro ATX, ATX (up to 12” x 10”)
  • Steel construction with plastic bezel
  • 3x 5.25” external drive bays
  • 5x 3.5”/2.5” internal drive bays
  • 2x 2.5” internal drive bracket
  • Front panel
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 2x Audio
    • Fan speed control
    • Fan LED control
  • 7 mesh expansion slots
  • Cooling:
    • Included 1x 120mm Front LED fan
    • Optional 1x 120mm OR 1x 180mm Fan
    • Included 1x 120mm Rear fan
    • Included 2x 120mm LED fans

With that out of the way let’s move on and see what the Raptor really delivers!