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Raidmax Seiran PC Tower

Raidmax SeiranRaidmax has been around for a while now and like many other case manufacturers know just what the gamers want in a case. They have had a few hits in their existence but they are hoping for the same with the Seiran. Raidmax has released several models of cases in the past few months and we are hoping to review more them. But the Seiran is one of the models with the least amount of extreme looks to draw attention to it. The Seiran comes in three of today’s popular colors which are red, black and white.

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Raidmax Seiran

Raidmax SeiranRaidmax has been around for a while now and like many other case manufacturers know just what the gamers want in a case. They have had a few hits in their existence but they are hoping for the same with the Seiran. Raidmax has released several models of cases in the past few months and we are hoping to review more them. But the Seiran is one of the models with the least amount of extreme looks to draw attention to it. The Seiran comes in three of today’s popular colors which are red, black and white.

Introduction to the Raidmax Seiran Red PC Tower

Raidmax has been around for a while now and like many other case manufacturers know just what the gamers want in a case. They have had a few hits in their existence but they are hoping for the same with the Seiran. Raidmax has released several models of cases in the past few months and we are hoping to review more them. But the Seiran is one of the models with the least amount of extreme looks to draw attention to it. The Seiran comes in three of today’s popular colors which are red, black and white.

Specifications

BASIC SPECIFICATION

EXTERNAL 5.25″ DRIVE BAYS:

3 or up to 9

EXTERNAL 3.5″ DRIVE BAYS:

1 x 5.25″ to 3.5″ converter with shield included

INTERNAL 3.5″ DRIVE BAYS:

6 compatible with 3.5″, 2.5″ HDD and SSD drives

SYSTEM BOARD:

10” X 12” MAX SIZE ATX FORM FACTOR / MICRO ATX

EXPANSION SLOTS:

STANDARD ATX 7 SLOTS

I/O PORTS:

2 X USB2.0 / 2 x AUDIO / 1 x USB3.0

DIMENSIONS:

490(L) X 205(W) X 485(H)mm

COOLING SYSTEM

FRONT:

1 X 120mm LED fan

SIDE:

1 x 180mm LED fan (optional)

BACK:

Black: 1 x 120mm Black frame with Red leaves fan
White & Red :1 x 120mm Black fan

TOP:

None

Closer look at the exterior

Raidmax is mostly known for manufacturing gaming cases and power supplies but I would not entirely put the Seiran in that category. The Seiran has a more subtle styling not totally caving to the gamer genre. The totally mesh front is suitable for all users no matter your preference.

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The Seiran is made of steel and plastic and comes in three different colors are mentioned above. The case stands 19.3” tall and sits 19.1” deep. Fitting the characteristics of a typical mid-size tower. The case is pretty light when empty but at this point I will not put a lot of value in that until we play around with it more.

We were lucky enough to receive the red model for testing today. As stated above the case is style flashy but the red paint job makes it a looker as it is pretty bright. This enough does give the case a WOW factor.

Beginning with the front of the case we see that it is topped with the I/O panel. The panel consists of one 3.0 and two 2.0 USB ports, audio jacks, a power and reset button. And to add to the feature list are two knobs to control the internal fans of the case.

The rest of the front of the Seiran consists of nine mesh covered drive bay covers. Eight of the bay covers can be removed from the outside making the installation of components slightly easier. Sliding the small trigger toward the left and slightly pulling out is all it takes. The ninth bay is designed for a 3.5” device like a fan controller or even a floppy. But Raidmax includes a regular plate for this bay. We took the time to remove the bottom most bays and find that there is a 120mm LED fan sitting in the rear. Because of the way it is mounted it can be placed anywhere along the front panel.

Looking at the rear of the case its business as usual. There is an exhaust fan of 120mm. there are three holes for routing water-cooling components. The slot covers are completely vented. And there are two handles that you can pull on to separate the side panel from the rest of the case. Our only grasp here is the handles will not sit flush against the case one you start pulling in your cabling to the PC.

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The left side panel does not have a window but a mesh insert that a 180mm attached to it. The fan can be replaced with a smaller 120mm if needed. The insert protrude outwards to not limit your choice of PCU coolers as much.

No mesh insert on the right panel but there is a protruded design molded into it to give the area behind the motherboard more room for routed cabling.

The bottom of the case sits off the floor with help from four long rubber feet. And if you PSU have an intake fan for cooling dust is limited by the removable dust filter which is easily removed by sliding it to the rear of the case.

Closer look at the interior

The interior of the Seiran is painted red and black to match that of the outside. The black is more of an accent to bring the red out more. We really like this as it is ideal for builder looking to coordinate their components. The layout of the interior is simple but clean. And large enough to support a standard ATX motherboard.

The motherboard tray has only three cut-outs for running cabling to the rear of the tray. This may be good for builds not consisting of a lot of extra hardware. If you plan on packing it near its max you may see a wire bunch-up coming through these few openings. There is a large opening for changing out the PCU cooler as well.

The front half of the case is comprised of 5.25” mounting hardware. But the included are six plastic trays to help mount smaller 3.5: devices.

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A black bladed 120mm is used for exhaust in the rear of the case.

Here we gave a clearer look at the side panel 180mm cooling fan.

The bottom of the case has plenty of room for any size power supply.

Conclusion

The first thing that impressed me with the Raidmax Seiran was the quality. The case is pretty solid and very sturdy. Granted I didn’t stand on it or anything like that but I can say without hesitation that there was no wobble in this case. Even the side panels had very little flex in them. This is definitely one quality case.

The looks and styling is something that is definitely a judgment call. I for one like the looks of the Seiran and a lot of reasoning is the mostly all mesh front panel. Completely mesh front have to ability to cross genre and not be labeled only a gaming chassis. Broaden its appeal to a greater number of computer builders.

The tool-less options are various and very useful.  Like the fact the front drive bays can be removed without having to venture into the inside of the case. One tool-less we wish it had been thumbscrews for the expansion slots. It currently uses regular screws which are not as fun with it comes to building the rig up.

We are very surprised to see there was no mounting for cooling in the top of the case. It has been some time since I have seen a case missing this.

We are seeing the Seiran go for approximately $70-$90 online. If you could get the Seiran for $70 or less it is a pretty good value. Anything over $70 would put it in a class of some very good cases.

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