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RaidMax Samurai Case

Manufacturer: Raidmax
Supplied by: Raidmax
Street Price: $110 / $135 with PSU

By Dean Barker (11/09/2004)

Introduction

Raidmax has been developing their case line up over the past couple of years to include some very unique designs.  The newest edition to their product line is the Samurai case.  The Samurai is different in that it incorporates an outer molded plastic shell over a steel frame to allow for aesthetic features while keeping costs down.  This is Raidmax's first venture into a case design of this type and I don't expect it to be the last from the results we see here.  Let me show you what I mean.  Thanks go out to Raidmax for making this review possible.  With that said, let's move on to the case specs.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 560 x 530 x 215mm

  • Construction: Steel / ABS Plastic

  • Available Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Red and Yellow

  • Observed weight: 11.3kg (w/o PSU)

  • Mainboard: ATX up to 10.5” (W) x 12” (L)

  • Drive Bays: Three 3.5” (hidden), two 3.5” (exposed), five 5.25” (exposed)

  • Cooling: Front 120mm LED case fan, rear 120mm case fan

  • Front mounted ports: two USB 2.0, mic and speaker jacks

  • Tool free 5.25” and 3.5” device installation

  • Power Supply: 420 watt PSU optional

The Box

On first taking the Samurai out of the box, the quality of the paint job is almost breathtaking.  Raidmax bills the painting as "show car" quality which is a perfect description.  Throughout the review, you will notice that in many of the pics, the mirror quality of the paint job actually made taking pictures difficult.  Our test unit is red as you can see below but the Samurai is also offered in Black, Silver, Blue and Yellow.

The front bezel has a look somewhat akin to the Diabolic Minotaur or the Logisys Dracula case with the design of the lower half.  The bezel door is adorned with what looks to be a medieval weapon of sorts shaped in black plastic.


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