Raidmax And Syntech Team Up To Offer Gamers The Raidmax VAMPIRE Chassis
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Also, surprisingly, there is some information on the case that the press release seems to have left out. Seems like I will have to fill in the gaps.
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Syntech, a locally based IT hardware distributor, has teamed up with Raidmax to bring to our sunny South African shores the Raidmax Full Tower VAMPIRE gaming chassis. Top notch, I say! The more competition and choice in the chassis market, the better.
Big Case, Big Features, and Big Cooling
The chassis has some attractive features that any PC enthusiast would be interested in. It looks to be as tool-free as it can get, with the inclusion of hard drive sleds and tool-less ODD drive bays. It also has an easily removable top mesh panel for easy installation of a top mounted radiator or fans.
The inclusion of a hot swop bay interface for a 2.5″ HDD will not go unnoticed, for those who want to do some data swopping on the fly. For the water cooling enthusiast there is support for water cooling radiators on the top (240mm/280mm) and rear (140mm/120mm) of the case. Extra long graphics card? No problem, the Vampire has ample internal space for graphics cards up to 330mm long.
For those who like to fill up the I/O area, there is enough connectors for any situation: Mic and Audio connectors, 2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2 ports, all with an anti-dust rubber cover to neaten up the I/O panel.
With such a big case there needs to be some big fans, and also some control over cooling. The I/O area includes a 3-speed fan controller for a maximum of three fans, two of which are included in the case already: one front 200mm blue LED fan and one rear 140mm fan. Also, to dampen those pesky scratches that seem to pop up on cases, Raidmax have coated the front of the case in a black rubberised material. A well intended inclusion to keep the aggressive, yet somehow conservative front panel looking neat for the future. The side panel also boasts some transparent Perspex with extra fan mounts for two 120 mm fans for cooling your graphics card and CPU area.
Big Case, Big Internals
Total fan mounts for the case are 7 or 8, if you place one 200mm fan on the top panel. Speaking of fans–and the dust they inevitably produce–Raidmax have also included a bottom mounted PSU dust filter and a top mounted 240mm dust filter.
The case has 5x 5.25″ external drive bays and support for 7x 3.5″/2.5″ internal drives, all of which are populated with tool-less installation sleds that are compatible with both sizes of drives. This is where things start getting interesting as the case flexes its Full Tower Chassis credentials: it has 10 Expansion slots, which is quite a healthy amount for those wanting to do triple card setups with those triple slot graphics card coolers. It’s quite a behemoth sitting at 510mm (L) x 246mm (W) x 545mm (H), and as such, it has support for factors boards. The size also grants the user with some ample cable management space–30mm of it in fact–behind the motherboard tray, while the inclusion of cable management grommets and notches should enable a neat and tidy interior.
In summation, this case manages to incorporate some top end features in a large and capable build. It will serve the demanding requirements of a high end gaming machine. The case can be found on local online stores for around R1,600.