Raijintek Aeneas MATX Review

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Raijintek Aeneas Review

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A few firm tugs on the sturdy plastic trim leaves you with the bare chassis of the case.  It's only here do we begin to get an idea of just how epic this case is. (yes, we like it).  It takes a close look at all the slotted mounting holes behind the full size mesh filter to work out just how many fan and radiator mounting options there are here.  Excluding the included 120mm fans there's room for 4x120mm fans, a pair of 140mm fans and even a 200mm fan.  All of this of course means that there's going to be room for radiators in the front also.  OK, so you're going to need to take the 5.25" rack out to get the bigger rads in, but that's no great loss and at least it's held in by screws not rivets.

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The epicness (real word, honestly) continues when we look at the roof.  Although there aren't any fans fitted up here as standard there's again room for a pair of 120s, a pair of 140s and also a 200mm should you wish to go "Large", and the slotted mounting holes mean that you can jiggle things about so that your radiator end tanks are just where you want them.

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Did we mention the Motherboard tray comes out?  We can't remember the last time we looked at a case with a removable motherboard tray, not least one at this price point.

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Having looked at the bare chassis we thought we'd also have a look at the plastic panels we've pulled off it.  Those of you with a modders eye will have already noticed that the black mesh panels are held on with tabs and so can be easily removed for painting, as can the blue LED Strips which are simply held in with a few screws and washers.  in fact, the Raijintek badge that lives at the bottom of the front panel is only held on with some wire so it too can be easily removed.  If you're not a modder then all this might seem like no big deal, but if you are, believe me it makes all the difference.

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Most Recent Comments

21-04-2015, 06:42:27

Thelosouvlakia
Allow me to comment on the "superior German engineering", stereotype that Raijintek would like to confirm! I'm starting to like them. Their products are very cheap for what they offer, and seem to be of great build quality! (now someone has to teach their designer that, "one doesn't simply expands the sides of a mATX case to make a cube :P )
When was the last time we saw a case at this price get all straight 10s?Quote

21-04-2015, 08:30:41

Wraith
Top Review Gary, and I Agree with you Thelosouvlakia, I'm growing quite fond of Raijintek hardware.. what you get for your money is amazing, they seem to be taking on board what reviewers say about rival cases and implement them into their own products. I'm just now flicking through their catalogue and it's all great stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnN4jLtTotg#t=49Quote

21-04-2015, 09:05:47

Kyiagi
painful to look at, but inside looks neat Quote

21-04-2015, 09:22:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
When was the last time we saw a case at this price get all straight 10s?
Xigmatek Utgard
NZXT S340

ones I can remember quicklyQuote

21-04-2015, 09:34:26

Arulmani
10..10..10... excellent value for money ...
maybe they should release the case in other colours alsoQuote
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