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RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black/Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB2.0, 2 x Audio Top Mount Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Whether you're looking to build a new system from the ground up or you want to move your existing system to a better home, the Raidmax Tornado mid tower is a solid value. The Tornado is conveniently built with color-painted front panel, 7 expansion slots, and an easy-access front I/O panel with 2 USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks.

Inside, there's space for your ATX/Micro ATX motherboard, four 5.25" external drives, one 3.5" external drives, and five 3.5" internal drives. Your components will all have plenty of airflow with dual blue LED 80mm fans and a 120mm rear fan. The Tornado ATX-238WU covers your gaming needs, and packages it all in style!

  • newegg Transparent Side Panel Window The Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WU’s transparent side panel window provides a direct view of the inner system. The brilliant blue fan lights add stylishness and eye-catching fun.
  • newegg Efficient Cooling The Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WU boasts dual 80mm blue LED front fans (one for CPU cooling) and one 120mm silent rear fan along with large front in-take fan grill for efficient ventilation and system cooling.
  • newegg Great Expandability with 10 Drive Bays Featuring four 5.25" external drive bays, and six 3.5” drive bays (one external and five internal), the Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WU provides great expandability.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WU features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Raidmax ATX-238WU

Model

Brand
RAIDMAX
Series
Tornado
Model
ATX-238WU

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black/Blue
Case Material
SECC Steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB2.0, 2 x Audio Top Mount

Cooling System

80mm Fans
2 x 80mm Blue LED fan
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm rear fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.50" x 8.00" x 16.50"

Features

Features
Large Front In-take Fan Grill
80mm Blue LED front intake fan
120mm Silent Rear Exhaust Fan
80mm blue LED fan for CPU cooling
Large See-thru Side Window
Color painted front panel
Front access USB and audio ports

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • William V.
  • 2/10/2014 4:40:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIf you are buying this case read this!!

Pros: Cool design, nice LEDs, USB 3.0 header, acrylic viewing pane, efficient cooling, and many drive slots!

Cons: Drive slots sit in a way that if your motherboard has the 24-pin connector by the edge you can't use a couple bays, the front fan makes it practically impossible to use some of the 3.5 bays. This leaves us with about two-three bays. :/
Rear fan is mounted in a bracket so if you want to mount a radiator for a liquid CPU cooler you can't, more on that later... Expansion slots break off and can't be replaced unless you braze them back on.

Other Thoughts: As said before the 3.5 slots can easily be blocked... Let's just say my rig has my SSD sitting sideways in the bays and my hard drive is hanging oh so comfortably in the bottom 5.25 bay. Also the rear fan! It has a bracket to hold it in place so if you were thinking of putting a radiator for your CPU cooler right there think again!! The bracket can't hold any radiators, at least none that I have tried. So if you want to put one in, you either can replace the case or get out those metal clippers and destroy your I/O port panel holder!! It's what I did and although the I/O panel is taped in and there is a hole where the radiator doesn't cover and I can no longer expand hard drive wise and the expansion slot screw holes don't line up with anything I put in it. This is a pretty ok case, but expect a whole lot of work trying to fit everything in there. But when you do it's gonna look b**tchin!!!

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  • Tyler U.
  • 12/24/2013 1:28:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery disappointing

Pros: Blue

Cons: Poorly constructed
USB 3.0 on front panel won't connect to most motherboards

Other Thoughts: I wanted a blue case for my computer. This was the only one I could find in my price range and I was very excited. Within a month of getting this case, the circuit board for the front panel broke off inside the case due to a slapdash glue job. The USB ports on the front no longer align with the holes in the plastic, so I have to open the case to attach any USB peripherals.

To top it off, the front panel has a USB 3.0 connector which uses an unfamiliar pin connector that doesn't work with 90% of the motherboards I've worked with and zero of the ones I have lying around. Very disappointed in this case.

But hey; at least it's blue, right? I'll be replacing it as soon as I can afford to.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We're sorry that this case may have caused some inconvenience for you.
If you like, you can send the case in for another replacement.
If it was the glue, or some other manufacture defect that caused all these problems for you, please send it in for replacement.
Please email rma@raidmax.com or call for live support at (909)623-6789 from Mon~Fri 9AM to 5:30pm pst.
Thank you

-Raidmax Support Team

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  • Justin G.
  • 11/6/2013 10:38:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks good, cooling seems amazing, but the case is painful if you aren't careful

Pros: cooling seems great, if you enjoy blue led's this case is fabulously bright, enough so that it can (and will) light up your entire room. case looks really neat.

Cons: the back panel is sharp. and I mean really sharp, first one of these I put together cut me up pretty good, so if you get this case, I strongly suggest being careful with the back panel. I got it as a combo deal but the shape isn't exactly great for a mid sized motherboard and doesn't come with nearly enough raisers. unless you take off both the front and back panel, the location of the sata ports is kind of inconvenient and a pain to maneuver around. I strongly suggest putting in your hdd and dvd drive in first so you don't have to weirdly maneuver it in there after having your mobo in. the case while not terrible is not very easy to work wtih

Other Thoughts: if you know what you are doing, it's great. if not... prepare to cut yourself on the back panel

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  • Ethan H.
  • 11/5/2013 5:40:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBlue and cool

Pros: Sweet looken case, seems to be built sturdy enough and lots of blue and black. Come with all the hardware to mount your motherboard and other accessories. Has enough room to mount most things in there, has enough to route wires and such decently. Has two intake fans, a 120 mm on the back and a 80mm on the front with a filter, and a exhaust fan on the side. And lets not forget the blue led fans, makes for a epic looking case.

Cons: Case was a tad to thin for my cpu heatsink, had to remove the side exhaust fan and carefully cram the side cover on. But I managed to put the fan on the outside to make use of the exhaust right above the cpu. Installing the CD drive was a bit of a pain since the screws holding the front panel on were in a tight place.

Other Thoughts: I wish it was just one inch wider and was built a little bit more sturdy, but all in all it's a great buy at a great price, can't get any better at this price point.

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  • John S.
  • 10/31/2013 8:53:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsN/A

Pros: Worth the money. Great use of space

Cons: Had a broken disc driver cover when arrived. No need to take an egg away for that.

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  • Huan T.
  • 10/10/2013 2:12:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCheap case, rebate not honored

Pros: Mobo fit, comes with fans, so far all the fans seems to be running fine (~ months). I am a light user -- i shut the machine down during the day, at night I averaged about 4-5 hours use per day.

Cons: 1. Felt really cheap, I meant really really cheap
2. Be aware of sharp edges, you will cut yourself if not careful. I guess this is to be expected given the low cost
3. The HD mount did not align properly, i had to jam my ssd mount in there

Other Thoughts: Even though many posts warned about the company does not honored the rebate, i still got lured into it.

It's been over 6 months, even on the site it says rebated processed, i have not seen the check. I guess I won't be getting it.

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  • DeLing L.
  • 9/17/2013 7:26:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever Receive Rebate

Pros: Cheap if the company honor their rebate.

Cons: I purchased the case with promised rebate ( as advertised) However, I never received the rebate check/card from the company after entered all the info from their rebate web site after 10 weeks,. I sent the filed rebate form, bar-code and receipt to the address on the rebate form as they requested.

I sent 2 emails to the rebate center for status of the rebate after 10 weeks, however, no reply from them. BTW, this is only contact I have. They do not a phone number list on the rebate center web site as I had dealt with other companies.

The used material on case is not very good as other viewers point. You can buy a better case if you are willing to pay with the regular price.

Other Thoughts: I give the case one star since price reflect the overall value and expectation of the case. And I never receive the rebate check.

The company has no credibility!

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  • Dominic M.
  • 9/12/2013 9:27:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: This item has very few points to commend for. The case came with yellow goo everywhere inside the frame, the front jack wont work because the wiring was defective, and the side panel 80mm fan's wire was completely ripped. The connector for the 80mm fan fell out of the case as soon as I opened it.

Cons: -bad wiring
-no space
-power supply on top

Other Thoughts: Would have been tolerable, even with the small work space, if it had not come with defective wires.

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  • Jordan H.
  • 9/11/2013 1:11:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent Case

Pros: Decent size case with removable sides at a cheap price. I have not had any space issues with any builds that I have thrown in this case.

Cons: I purchased this case little over a year ago, when it arrived the front panel cable was cut and I was unable to use my front USB and front audio ports which was no big deal. The side fan cord was loose causing the fan to turn on and off and I had to solder it back in place, It worked fine after that. The rear fan has never seemed like it was running like it was supposed to. My computer kept turning off due to over heats for some reason well the rear fan had actually stopped. It doesn't work at all anymore and I'm not really sure how long it hasn't been working because I've had no reason to pop my case open for the past 6months except to turn it off and to clean it. Very upset with the quality of the fans.. I went and purchased a 12 dollar fan that seems to be running 100 times better then the rear fan that came with the case ever did.

Other Thoughts: Raidmax is still a decent company.... Will not rely on the fans sent ever again.

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  • Nic R.
  • 9/1/2013 9:29:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSmall

Pros: Sweet LED's
Design is alright

Cons: Way too small
The inside isn't the easiest to put your components in

Other Thoughts: I bought this thinking it would be a perfect mid sized case for my computer. Not knowing too much about computers and components (first computer built) I didn't look at the dimensions of the case and the components I was putting in the case. It was too small for my water cooler and I had to find a way to jimmy rig it.

All in all, it is a SMALL mid-sized tower with a pretty sweet design.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We thank you and value your opinion/feedback.
We do have many other cases that are more roomy/spacious than our Tornado case.
We're sorry that this case didn't fit your rig.
Again, we thank you for choosing Raidmax.

-Raidmax Support Team

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