Computer cases have come along way since the beige box. Todays cases come in a variety of styles and features range from the mild to the wild. Today we take a look at a new computer case that's meets somewhere in the middle, Raidmax's X1 Gaming Case.
The Raidmax's X1 Gaming Case is a standard mid sized case. It comes in two mirror shine paint finishes; black and white.
The first impressions on the look of our sample white colored case was it looked a refrigerator. The white and metal finish might have been the cause.
One of the first things you notice about this case is the front bezel door opens the opposite way as most other cases do. I for one prefer this design because i usually have my computer cases sitting on the desk so i can see the side window all lit up. In this configuration the bezel door would be better suited to open the way the X1 does.
Behind the door are five 5.25" slots and two 3.5" slots. Below the slots are large vents to allow fresh air to enter the case. In the lower left side there are two USB 2.0 access ports.
The X1 comes with a windowed side panel decorated with triangles. In the picture the triangles appear blue but that is because of the plastic that's protecting the triangles finish. If you look to the lower left corner triangle you will see the true color is silver. The side panel also features an LED intake fan. No side panel latches are used to open or close the case; instead standard screws are used to fasten the side panel to the case.
Inside the case at the rear we can see the huge 120mm Super Silence exhaust fan. Above the fan is a nice surprise, a 450 Watt power supply. Most aftermarket cases do not include a power supply. The other nice surprise is the power supply has two fans.