Raidmax Typhoon ReviewIndybird - April 21, 2010
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Raidmax has most definitely achieved what it set out to do with the Typhoon, and this is to bring the cooling performance, looks and features of a higher-end case into the entry-level price range. The case looks great with the oversized front intake and the blue side window. It also has incredible cooling performance for a case of its size and price. But what makes the Typhoon unique is that it has two features that are nearly non-existent in the lower price range, and those are the tool-less drive mounts and matte black interior. The matte black interior really sticks out, giving the impression of a much more expensive case.
I encountered only one main issue and that was with the hard drive mounting, but it should be noted that it is a tight fit with the hard drives and the CPU cooler. The CPU cooler issue is more of a warning than it is a con, because limitations such as these are bound to be encountered giving the physical size of the case. The hard drive mounting however, needs to be reworked. A 90° twist and perhaps the use of a rail system would be a slightly costly upgrade to fix the hard drive issues, but would make this case flawless around this price tag.
The Typhoon does not make any sacrifices in looks, build quality, features and especially cooling, just to maintain its price tag. System builders on a budget will most likely find this case to be their primary choice.
- Great cooling performance
- Attractive exterior design
- Fairly quiet
- Good build quality
- Matte black interior
- Tool-less drive mounts
- Replaceable 5.25" drive covers
- Hard drive mounting is loose
- Hard drives could obstruct components