Raidmax Hurricane ReviewIndybird - March 31, 2010
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With all of the packaging removed you can see the Hurricane in its full glory. The front sports a sharp angular design, giving it a "stealth fighter" or "alien ship" look. There are four 5.25" drive bays and one 3.5" bay. At the bottom is the black mesh grill for the front intake. On the left panel is the blue tinted case window, and 80mm fan intake. This fan is Raidmax branded, runs at 12V, uses a Molex connection and has no LEDs; it doesn't move a whole lot of air, but is nearly silent. On the back you'll find the top-mounted PSU bay, 120mm fan exhaust, seven Expansion slots, expansion slot side exhaust and the default I/O panel. Included I/O panels are becoming less and less common in cases, because there are hundreds of rear I/O layouts, and these will only cater to very old standardized layouts. The right panel doesn't have any items of interest, but it was interesting to see both doors held on by thumbscrews.
Back to the front, the USB and Audio are right below the 3.5" bay. The power and reset buttons are both chrome in appearance and have a non-cheap feel and click. Jutting out from the power button are two strips of LEDs that both light up blue for power, and flash red for hard drive activity. As this case does not have lower ventilation, the case is only held up by small metal feet. There are two small metal vents about 50mm square, but I'm not particularly sure about their purpose.
Now that we've examined the outside, let's take a look at the inner workings of the Hurricane.