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  Product:     Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case  
  Price:     $79 (CAN) / $65 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Raidmax
  Author:     Skaal-Tel
  Date:     July 19th, 2005
  Rating:     star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Jeff from Raidmax for providing the Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case for review.

Raidtronics

Introduction:

Raidmax is a recognized global leader and innovator in the PC enclosure industry. One of the assets of the company is a world-class research and development division that has been creating some of the most sought after PC enclosure designs. Part of the success is a state of the art manufacturing facility that creates products that are unparalleled in quality, reliability, and performance. Most consumers including myself have been reasonably impressed with the style of some of Raidmax's latest cases such as the Samurai Mid-Tower Gaming Case. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be taking a look at the latest product offering from Raidmax, the X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case.

Specifications:

The X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case is available in both black and white for your viewing pleasure. The case is designed for the usual ATX and mini-ATX format motherboards. The real standout feature of this case is the built in temperature and fan speed display and the screw less drive mounting mechanism. Here are some specifications taken from the Raidmax website:

Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case - Key Specifications:
Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case: Manufactured by Raidtronics
Dimensions: 18" x 8" x 17"
Weight: 18.0 lbs
Motherboard Compatibility: ATX Form Factor 12" x 10.5" or smaller
Case Material: 0.7mm Japanese SECC Body / Aluminum Faceplate
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: 2 x USB, 2 x Audio
Drive Bays: 11 (5 x 5.25" (external), 2 x 3.5 (external), 4 x 5.25" (internal)
Universal ATX I/O Shield included
Power Supply: 450watts PS2 ATX12V SATA Ready
Fans: 2 (120mm rear exhaust, 80mm side intake)
Special features: Side panel window and real time Thermal LED temperature display
 
Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
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Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
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The Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case arrived in a rather flashy looking box with the front panel centered on the art work, as well as the relevant size specs and different colors printed on the sides. The box itself was in good condition but the case didn't fare quite so well. The rear center of the case seemed to have taken a shot or two in shipping despite the hefty foam packing and the side panels were slightly bent at the back. Nonetheless a couple of seconds of finger prying and judicious use of a screwdriver handle fixed it up nicely.

Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
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Raidmax X1 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
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The overall style of the case is fairly pleasing to the eye, with a large aluminum bezel on the case's front door. The aluminum doubles as the handle to open the door, since it just out over the left side about half an inch. The rest of the front is made of white plastic. The white panels of the case feature a fairly standard white painted over steel finish. Not particularly reflective, and the white of the case and the plastic of the bezel sadly do not match. No thumbscrews are present anywhere on the case.
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