Raidmax Raptor Case Review

Raidmax Raptor poster


So here we are.  A new year, a new set of resolutions, and a new case up for review.  I’ve been off for a few weeks for the holidays and family stuff, but now I’m back and ready for action.  I was excited to get this case review going, mostly because everyone knows I love cases, but partly because the boss man has been breathing down my throat to get something done.  So here it is; the Raidmax Raptor chassis review.

Raidmax has been making some pretty nice cases here lately.  I was monitoring their website for a while, and when I saw the Raptor I immediately jumped at the chance to review it.  For no other reason than because I loved the available red-on-black color scheme.  They have a blue one as well, but who cares?  Red is bestial.  It’s hardcore.  It’s the fires of freaking Mordor!  Here’s some info on the chassis before I start tearing it down:


Product Description


  • 4 fans included:
    • Front 120 mm Red LED Fan
    • Top 2 x 120 mm Red LED Fan
    • Rear 120 mm Fan
  • Screw-less design for 5.25″ Devices and 3.5″ HDDs
  • Mesh front and side vent for better cooling performance
  • CPU cutout allows for easy installation of CPU coolers
  • Top mounted USB 3.0 x 1, USB ports x 2 and HD Audio
  • Front panel Fan Control switch and LED light adjuster
  • Cable management design simplifies cable routing for your computer
  • One click easy remove/install front 5.25″ drive bay covers
  • Bottom mount PSU with washable filter
  • 12.4 inches interior depth for longer video card or 16.9 inches with topper Hard Drive cage removed
Brand Raidmax
Series Raptor
Model ATX-823BR
Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Blue
Case Material Steel/ Plastic
With Power supply No
Power supply mounted Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
External 5.25″ Drives 3
Internal 3.5″ Drives 5 x compatible with 3.5″ and 2.5″ HDD and SSD drives
Internal 2.5″ SSD Drive Bays 2
External 3.5″ Drive 0
Expansion Slots 7
Front Port
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 1, USB2.0 x 2, Audio x 2(HD compatible)
Cooling System
Front Fan 120 mm Red LED Fan
Rear Fan 120 mm Fan
Side Fan No
Top Fan 2 x 120 mm Red LED Fan
Physical Spec
Dimension 21″ x 8.5″ x 20″
Weight 21.3 lbs
Manufacture Warranty
Manufacture Warranty 1 year limited
Labor 1 year limited