Raidmax Horus Reviewhornybluecow - February 11, 2014
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Raidmax Horus Introduction:
Today we are taking a look at one of Raidmax's newest chassis in its ever expanding lineup. Raidmax was founded in 1988 with the mission of providing innovative design, excellent performance, and quality products. Its biggest market is gamers that are on a budget, but will not compromise for quality. The Raidmax Horus is priced at $49.95 MSRP, which puts it under a budget chassis category. Last year’s encounter with the Vampire chassis was a bit of a disappointment, but luckily it is a new year. With CES 2014 recently ending, companies are revising old series and new ones are making their debuts. So let's jump into this review and see what Raidmax is offering in this low budget mid-tower.
Raidmax Horus Closer Look:
Looking at the pictures below, the chassis has a vague resemblance to the Raidmax Agusta, which was inspired by Mechs in anime. With that thought in mind, I can see some of that in this chassis, along with the angled granted front and the extruded side panel. Without spoiling the rest of the review, let me first give you a run-down of the exterior of this chassis. From left to right; the front has three exposed 5.25" bays covered by a hinged door along with the I/O ports down the bottom right side. The back is more or less standard as it comes with a 120mm rear fan, seven expansion slots, and a bottom mount for a power supply. The left side panel includes a medium size window with a single fan mount. Finally, the right panel is solid, but holds a bit of interest with its extruded side.
The top of the chassis has support for either one 140mm or two 120mm fans. While mounting a 240mm radiator looks possible, it ultimately is not because of the lack of clearance inside the chassis. Flipping the chassis over, the underside has the bare minimum, which includes a vent underneath the power supply for different orientation options. It is worth mentioning that the specifcations list an optional fan for the bottom, but it seems more of a typo on Raidmax’s part. There are four mounting holes in the middle, but no vent. I do not think is this a manufacturing error, but rather a disregarded thought that did not make it into the final version.