Raidmax Wind Storm ReviewRHKCommander959 - January 5, 2009
There is a stigma that to be an enthusiast in the computer community, one must spend a lot of money. However, many companies are keen to offer products for the extreme enthusiast as well as the beginning do-it-yourselfer, thus enters the Raidmax company with their Wind Storm case.
Raidmax is a company that manufactures computer cases, power supplies, and heat sinks. They were founded in 2000, with headquarters in California.
There are two versions of the Wind Storm – one is themed around silence with the side panels being padded with foam, and is red – while the other is the opposite with an acrylic window, more fans, and blue color to contrast its sibling. The one being tested today is the blue variant, which focuses on the aspect of cooling.
The package arrived; the contents are double protected by the plain-standard brown shipping box as well as the case's own box. The Wind Storm case is protected by a glossy box covered with vivid images of one of the possible models, highlighting the features that each case has and each shares. The box is held together with tape and staples, and received minimal damage during shipment.
The case itself is held in place by two large foam blocks, these particular ones are much more sturdy than some of the other cases I have reviewed – which would break easily under pressure. A plastic bag sheaths the case to keep it from getting scratches and dirt, protecting the case nicely.
The case comes with a white box containing a small manual, and plenty of hardware to get a system installed! The side panels are held in place with two thumb-screws each.
Let’s crack this case open and see how windy it is!