Raijintek Aeneas MATX Review

The Build

Raijintek Aeneas Review

The Build

The removable tray comes out by means of five thumb bolts and makes for very easy Motherboard installation.  Now what's important here and what makes this a nice touch is that Raijintek chose to add this feature as opposed to had to add this feature, as although there's not much space above the tray there's plenty to swing a screw driver.

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You can of course add your GPU before you drop the board back in, but if you forget or need the access early in the build don't worry as it's easy enough to insert afterwards.  The Aeneas will take GPUs up to 310mm in length which although shorter than some cases out there is still plenty of room for a decent Graphics card.  Down on the lower deck we can see how useful the space behind the PSU is for routing and stashing cables before they make their way up to the motherboard area.

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With the front and roof panels back on there's a need to route the front I/O cables to their destinations on the Motherboard.  A bit more length on these would have been appreciated as it would have enabled us to route them down the front and then back up from below so as to make them less visible.  The only other real gripe we have is that there's no cable tie point in the roof.  not a disaster by any means as we were able to route them through the various holes which acted as anchor points but it would have been nice to have a few places to tie them down.

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We think the Aeneas is a bit of a looker, and with it's broad shoulders it more closely resembles a chunky mid tower than a true Cube.

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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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