Raidmax Quantum Reviewairman -
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As I've discussed, the Raidmax Quantum came with several construction issues. The main frustration was with the drive bay covers, which were literally taped into place when I received the case. They would fall out with little or no force. The covers at the top and bottom held in pretty well, it was mainly just the four or five in the middle that couldn't get any grip. The rigidity is marginal, as I experienced with the inexplicable occurrence where the side panel tabs decided they wanted to eat themselves, and twist down inside the case while replacing the side panel. Along with that, one of the wires that powers the front LEDs was disconnected. Aside from these frustrations, the case is actually pretty well put together. The fully painted interior is a nice touch, the hard drive cooling is excellent, the overall look to the case is good, and provided acceptable temperatures even without a side panel fan.
As far as the large amount of frustration that the case drive bay covers caused me, I'm actually going to give Raidmax a break about it. I wouldn't expect one of their products to fail so much in one area, so I'm thinking I may have gotten a case that turned out to be an exception. I haven't been able to find anyone else who has complained about this issue on this case on the web, so that supports my thinking here. Overall, I would recommend this case to a friend if I knew that Raidmax has revised the loose drive bay covers. From Raidmax, I did expect to see a little flimsiness, so I'm not going to say that it was anything new. Due to the unlikelihood that the side panel tabs actually did this, I wouldn't expect to have it happen again.
- Fully mesh foam-backed drive bay covers
- Superb hard drive cooling
- Quietly operating fans
- Painted interior
- Top I/O & control panel
- No side intake fan
- The particular sheet metal used in construction lacks some rigidity
- Will not fit any graphics card larger than 10.5"