Raidmax Heavy on the Adjectives in Describing New Viper Case

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sladeofdark

that case is garbage, i still dont understand why companies produce mediocre products. there should be some rules like the FCC or something, but much better, that state that when a new state of the art is achieved then you cannot waste the earth's resources manufacturing something that is not very near the state of the art. that case not only looks hideous, it does not have the features that it should for a 2011 case. All full tower, enthusiast cases should have removable MB tray, hot swapable hard drive trays that face one of the 2 sides of the case( for sata cable management), a large enough compartment at the top of the case for a standard size water cooling option, seperate VGA/mobo/ power supply chambers, USB and front panel audio slots that face UP for cases that are most likely going to sit below the desk. ETC. does anyone get what i am saying? i hate when a "new" product is reviewed and its like something from 10 years ago. The Cosmos S is the new standard to surpass. Even it has its flaws , but hopefully they will be fixed in the new Cosmos.

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maxhax

Hideous? yes.  Worthless? maybe not.  At 60$, Raidmax is able to bring toolless design to a midsized chassis.  Sure, it's only about 10 yrs old in that department, but not terrible for the price.  It's rare to see a case this cheap feature USB 3.0.  The market for something like this does exist.  But because aesthetics precedes everything else for me, I wouldn't take a second look at this case.  Given 60$, I'd take the BitFenix Shinobi even if it lacks USB 3.0.

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big_montana

If this case met every spec you wanted, than is would cost around $300. Not every PC enthusiast can afford, or wants to put that much into a case. Not everyone is on teh cutting edge, as they just want their case to do what it is designed for, hold their components. I myself paid over $300 for my last case (Lian-Li), which has served me well (and still is) six years ago. I have no plans to upgrade it anytime soon, eventhough I upgrade components all the time. I could care less about fron panel anything, as I never use it, and yes myc ase is under my desk now (it used to be on top, but I moved it recently). There are other cases that meet your desires, but for those on a budget, this will do just fine for them.

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DDRDiesel

I'm really starting to hate this craze with tool-less chassis design.  If I can't secure the drives with screws and a tight grip, I don't want anything to do with it.  Something about a piece of flimsy plastic holding my important data in place just doesn't do it for me

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maxhax

The cheap plastic hdd mounting adapters bother me too.  Even $200 cases like Corsair's 650D use cheap flimsy plastic for mounting.  The only brand I trust to consistently deliver high quality tooless mounting is Lian Li.  I've used 4 of their cases (ranging from $110 to $250), and they were all a pleasure to use.

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Eoraptor

Now there have been some really good and solid tool-less options. Coolermaster and thermaltake both had a good one for a while that was mechanically sprung and latched solidly into the drive holes.

Sadly, in the drive to get costs down, most of those have been eluminated in favour of over-tensioned chintzy plastic clips that will work harden or UV harden and give out in just a year or two.

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Eoraptor

Nope... it has a door, therefore it's off my list.

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Cykotr0n.

I agree doors realy dont serve any purpose but for cheap asthetics. Last case i used for a build had a door that promptly snapped off making the rig look ugly. Most cases with out the door look solid and sexy.

 

Dear case manufactuers: Please stop with the crappy plasticy doors and get with the program on making a solid case with mesh filters, good cable management and low pricing like other good companys do *cough*cooler master*cough*.

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rawrnomnom

So....if your house has a door do you live in a box?

 

That aside, rear facing hdd bays are a buzz kill for me.

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Eoraptor

No, my house has a door (doors in fact) which serve multiple purposes. Doors on cases only do two things, get in the way, and try to make the case look slick. (and often break)

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