Raijintek Aeneas MATX Review

Cooling Options

Raijintek Aeneas Review

Cooling Options

With 180mm of headroom there are very few tower coolers on the market that won't fit into the Aeneas.  Certainly Raijinteks own range of coolers including the huge Tisis should fit just fine.

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Water cooling is where it's at though and with that huge side window you'd be foolish not to put a loop in here.  Failing that of course there are oodles of AIOs out there including the recently reviewed multi coolant coloured Raijintek Triton.  Raijintek only quote compatibility with 240mm radiators in the front of the case, but with support for 140mm fans and slotted mounting holes we're near as damn it sure you'll get a 280mm rad in there.  OK, so you're going to have to lose the 5.25" bay assembly but that's no great loss.  First things first though, we need to know how much room we've got to play with.  With 25mm thick fans in place, there's still a good 36mm of room before you hot the end wall of the HDD rack, which will be plenty of room for a decent AIO to call it's home. 

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If your plans are slightly grander than AIOs then that 36mm of space will also be enough to fit a whole host of thin 240 or 280mm rads  OK, so no push pull but you can't have everything can you.  It's also worth bearing in mind that adding water cooling here will impact on the space available for your GPU.

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It's a similar story up in the roof.  With mounting points for both 120mm and 140mm fans as well as 200mm units, we see no reason why bigger rads shouldn't be able to be fitted up here.  This time though there's plenty of head room, with at least 85mm before you reach the top of the PCI slot covers.  You are going to need to remove the 5.25" bay to get rads up here, and it's probable that the rear 140mm fan is going to need to disappear to fit the bigger rads in, but it would only upset the air flow anyway.  At the end of the day though it's game on for thick rads or a push pull set up.

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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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