Raijintek Styx Aluminium MATX Case Review

Cooling Options

Raijintek Styx Review

Cooling Options

The Styx can take CPU coolers up to 180mm in height, and GPUs up to 280mm long.  It's worth mentioning though that the full 280mm can only be achieved once your GPU has cleared the rear of the PSU and the assorted cables that sprout from it.  What this means is that if you want to use a full length GPU you're going to have to mount it in the distal PCI slot.  This in turn puts something of a crimper on the room available for a water cooling rad up in the roof.  And when we say crimper, we mean it.  The old EN8800 GT we have in our test rig is only a piddling 35mm think, which leaves only 45mm of space to fit both a rad and fans, which, we're afraid simply isn't enough for it to be a valid proposition.  yYs you could get something up there, but the GPU and the rad would be fighting each other for air and it really wouldn't end well 

 

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On the board we have the PCI socket closest to the CPU would only allow for a GPU of less than 250mm,  Granted our PSU is 170mm long, but even if you used a 160 or 150mm model you'd still be fighting the cables.  As it is, we can't actually get or EN880GT to plug in without flexing it slightly, which isn't exactly a great idea.

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If your GPU is less than 250mm and has its power sockets on the side then you could use it.  Doing so opens up the roof for a 240mm thick rad with plenty of airspace between it and the GPU.   Depending on the position of the Sockets on your Motherboard and the thickness of your GPU you're going to have in the region of 100mm of space to play with, which isn't at all bad.

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Most Recent Comments

22-10-2015, 06:26:57

Oseth
I wonder what the green one looks like, what type of green is it?Quote

22-10-2015, 06:34:31

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Oseth View Post
I wonder what the green one looks like, what type of green is it?
You ask like we have every single colour to hand lolQuote

22-10-2015, 06:35:45

MadShadow
Someone needs to mod a proper, full size acrylic window into that case. That would look epic. Maybe a project for ColdZero...Quote

22-10-2015, 06:48:30

Feronix
I do quite like what Raijintek are doing, although this case is just a bigger version of the Metis, immediately making it look like a Prodigy M ripoff and I hated that case Quote

22-10-2015, 07:04:31

G-Dubs
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Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
Someone needs to mod a proper, full size acrylic window into that case. That would look epic. Maybe a project for ColdZero...
If you did, all you'd see was the side of the PSU and a dirty great HDD rack.

Please use multi-quote

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Originally Posted by Oseth View Post
I wonder what the green one looks like, what type of green is it?
Follow the link in the review to the OCUK.Quote
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