Greetings all, and welcome to another Go! Gaming Giant Hardware Review. Today I’ve finally got the Raidmax Agusta Gaming Case for you all. That’s right, the case I wrote up a preview for like a million years ago.
Well, this box is much nicer than the box that the preview sample came in.. The front only tells you two things. First, this case is made by Raidmax, and second, it’s the Agusta. There is also a shot of the front of the case, showing the white door.
On the side of the box, Raidmax reveals the Basic Specifications for the Agusta.
- External Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25″
- Internal Drive Bays: 6 3.5″ H.D. / 2.5″ SSD Racks // 2 x 2.5″ SSD
- System Board: 12″ x 10″ Max Size // ATX Form Factor / Micro ATX
- Expansion Slots: Standard ATX 7 Slots // PCI Express / AGP / PCI
And finally on the back of the box is that large feature picture that I actually used during my preview of the Agusta. It’s nice to see that Raidmax included it, because it really does give you a great rundown of the included features on the Agusta. We’ll cover all of these features when we get to them in the case.
The included bundle with the Agusta is rather scarce, but in reality they include everything you could possibly need. You get a Users Manual (I got mine extra crinkly), four of those super awesome Velcro straps that Raidmax bundles with many of their products (I seriously use these things for everything), a bag full of all the different screws, washers, zip ties, and whatnot, as well as a speaker. You get all of this in a super thick plastic zip-lock baggy!
It really is quite a fetching case.
Looking at the front of the case, first is the Raidmax logo at the very top, then there is three removable 5.25″ drive bay covers at the top. Below that is the front 120mm White LED fan, and then the white plastic front door. I petitioned to Raidmax to make the front door of the case a more metallic like silver look, but they chose to keep the matte white, which looks a bit cheap in my opinion, but it still gets the job done, especially when combined with the excellent matte black finish done on the rest of the exterior.
Opening the front door reveals to us the other two 5.25″ drive bays. In the preview I pointed out that these bottom two drive bays were nearly impossible to remove, and once removed they were a major pain in the butt to get back in correctly. Luckily Raidmax fixed that issue. Another problem I pointed out was that the magnets in the front door didn’t stay in. Raidmax fixed this issue as well. Now there are two magnets glued to the door that have felt tips on them to make them super smooth when opening and closing. At the very bottom of the case, though you can’t really see it, is an intake 80mm fan that is used in the dedicated HDD section.
Here on the left side, you can get a good idea of the style that Raidmax was going for with the Agusta. There is quite a lot going on with the Agusta, but none of it is to over the top. You can mount either a single 120mm or 140mm fan on the side of the Agusta. At the bottom you can see the little handles that you squeeze to open up the Hard Drive section. There is also a bit of honey comb mesh ventilation right in the middle there at the bottom, so that the hard drives can breath.
Swinging around to the back of the case, from top to bottom, there is the I/O shield opening, an exhaust 120mm fan, seven ventilated white expansion slots, three rubber grommeted holes for water cooling tubes or wires, an opening for your standard PSU, and at the bottom two exhaust 80mm fans for the dedicated HDD section. Raidmax also includes two fold-out handles on each side panel, which make for easy removal of the side panels.
Taking a quick peak at the top I/O Port shows us that there is two USB 2.0 Ports, a single USB 3.0 Port, a Headphone and Microphone Jack at the top. Below that we have the power button, reset button, HDD LED, Power LED, Fan Speed Knob, and Fan LED Knob. All the connectors up here feel snug, and the fan speed and LED knobs work very well. Normally these built in fan controllers don’t really affect the fans, but these work quite well, with the LED knob being able to not only turn the LED’s off, but also dim them to a level you find more suitable (if you’re so inclined).
Thanks for reading part one of the Raidmax Agusta Case Review. Please click here for part two of the review where I’ll cover the Interior, Installation, Testing, and the Conclusion!