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Raidmax Scorpio V Mid-Tower Case Review

The Raidmax brand is not exactly synonymous with enthusiast computer products. It it however trying to gain more visibility outside of the budget market. Its new Scorpio V computer case certainly has an edgy look and a full list of enthusiast worthy features. Does its value exceed its $75 street price?

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Raidmax Scorpio V mid-tower computer case that is priced around $75. Interestingly, Raidmax does not have a lot to say about the Scorpio V besides a list of features on the product page. So it will be up to us to figure out who exactly this new case is aimed at.

Raidmax, is not quite as well known of an enthusiast brand like Corsair, Thermaltake, or NZXT. Raidmax is however a big player in the budget computer chassis market for more than a decade. The company has since expanded with its line of power supplies and continues to push the boundaries of case design. It is also showing to get into the CPU air cooling arena soon as well.

From the company's "About Us" section:

Raidmax was founded in 1988 with the mission of providing the best solutions: specifically, meeting your requirements for innovative designs, excellent performance and quality products. In early 2003, Raidmax was the first to debut the design "Scorpio": an alien eye shape on its general front panel. At the time, it was the best ever hit in the gaming case business and almost every factory had owned at least one similar design back in China. Two years later, Raidmax released another cutting-edge design, Samurai, and people who had seen the case itself instantly fell in love.

It has been more than 10 years since Raidmax began its work on its unique product lines and market position. The name of Raidmax is synonymous to gaming design and budget cases. In the United States, Raidmax is considered to be the best second tier brand; in Asia, it is said that only Raidmax can offer the budget cases with great designs; in Europe, with almost no brand management, Raidmax' followers are still showing their loyal support in many ways.

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The subject of today's evaluation is the Raidmax Scorpio V mid-tower ATX case.

Specifications:

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Product Packaging

The Raidmax Scorpio V was shipped in its bare product packaging but, except for a few minor scrapes and scratches from the shipping process, the case arrived in very good condition. The box itself is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard with a row of dual staples along the seams. The overall measurements are 23"H x 22"L x 11"W.

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The plain cardboard packaging prominently features a stenciled image of the Raidmax Scorpio V, product information, name and company logo printed in black and blue with product information and a list of features on the back and sides. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by thick Styrofoam inserts.

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