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RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WG Black / Green 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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The TORNADO case is perfect solution for any gaming beginner. It features 10 total drive bays, rhombus power and reset buttons, front mounted USB 2.0 and audio ports a multistage paint job. TORNADO designed side window combines great visual appeal and versatility.

  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Raidmax Tornado comes equipped with two 80mm blue LED fans and one 120mm rear fan for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Transparent Side Panel Window The Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WG’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 Convenient Front I/O Panel The Raidmax Tornado 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-238WG

Model

Brand
RAIDMAX
Series
Tornado
Model
ATX-238WG

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black / Green
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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  • Mike C.
  • 7/12/2012 2:02:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable and Cool

Pros: Still going after 3 years.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would buy it agin if they offered it in front USB 3.0.

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  • Thomas J.
  • 12/2/2011 5:33:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: For what you get, this case is great for the price. I have had it for just over three years, and I have no issues with it. It use it for my gaming rig. Three cooling fans is great.

Cons: Of the ATX mid cases, this one is definitely on the smaller side. My Sapphire 3870 barely fits and its not a large video card at all. The power connector impedes on the hard disk housing. So if you plan on buying this for a gaming rig, note the size of your components (mainly video card).

Other Thoughts: The lights on this case are cool and all but after while they can be annoying. I'm going to retire this case soon, and use it for media server.

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  • Jason P.
  • 10/8/2011 10:41:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSexy!

Pros: Very nice looking, on and off. This is always a plus. Fans are pretty quiet and keep things cool.

One of the 5.25" slot covers was an extension plate sort of thing for an optical drive, but I guess that could be a con if you don't plan on using an optical drive. I actually ended up not using it just so that I could see the indicator light on my drive, but it's just kinda cool (not sure if that's normal - this was my first build).

Cons: My biggest gripe is the fact that the front audio connections don't have detection switches. On the actual MB connector, there's just two loops of wire where the detection switches should connect, so the computer has no way of knowing when there's something plugged in or not. (-0.5 eggs)

Another con is that the motherboard tray did not align perfectly with the main connection slot. It was back into the case more than it should have been, so the actual ports on the MB are offset when they're in the plate by about 1mm, enough to be annoying and put stress on the port blocks. I should note, however, that this was the plate the my motherboard shipped with, not the default one although the new plate seemed pretty centered. (-0.25 eggs)

Both the expansion slots and the connection plate I just mentioned are metal punch-outs, so you cannot put them back in after removing them. Screw-on or snap-in covers would have been nicer so that removing them is not permanent. (-0.25 eggs)

Other Thoughts: Quite nice. Other reviews mentioned that the insides are sharp and easily cut you up, and this is true. As long as you're careful, though, you should be fine in regard to this.

Fans are molex, not an issue if you don't care about controlling their speed.

Also make sure that you're careful not to scratch the acrylic side. I'll probably end up replacing mine because I scratched it up pretty badly. I've also chipped a small piece of the outside paint off.

It's a little flimsy-feeling because the sides are so thin, but this and the latter two of my cons are both things I would expect for a case in this price range.

If this is in your price range, I'd say go for it! Just be careful about scratching it and think before punching things out.

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  • Erick A.
  • 9/8/2011 1:23:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI need a dremel...

Pros: Looks pretty nice and comes with 3 fans for the price.

Cons: Make sure your motherboard matches the ports in the back panel... because IT DOES NOT COME OFF! Most mother boards come with a panel to pop in the back of your computer to match the ports. Ill be using a dremel to make my own spot to pop in the motherboard panel.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Value Customer

Thank you for choosing Raidmax, we are sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact our RMA Dept. at rma@raidmax.com for replacement service.

Raidmax Support Team

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  • Michael Z.
  • 9/6/2011 12:40:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRaidMax Tornado ATX Case

Pros: This is a great looking case with a great price point and good airflow. Because it is ATX you are not limited in expansion.

Cons: Flimsy on the inside, I cut up my fingers pretty good removing plates.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely purchase this case again. Grab a 120mm Blue LED fan for the exhaust. While this case comes with a fan, it is not LED.

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  • Kristina W.
  • 9/6/2011 1:35:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks good

Pros: Combined this with raidmax power supply. The color fans match. The green facade is gorgeous.

This looks great, and the fan in the front is actually chill to the touch! Never had that before.

Cons: Razor sharp insides. But its sheet metal, only in it few times in its lifetime. Just be careful to not loose your digits when inside.

Other Thoughts: The only complaint is that the front USB aren't 3.0

totally not a big dealio but would been nice.

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  • Austin p.
  • 8/19/2011 6:15:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: i just got this case but it looks absolutely looks flawless and the color looks even better in person

Cons: none just got it

Other Thoughts: i will give more info after i get farther in to my bulid

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  • Eric C.
  • 8/8/2011 6:34:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMaybe Not For Everyone

Pros: Good looks, inexpensive, comes with three fans. Cheap enough that you don't feel too bad when you have to cut it to bits to make things fit.....read on.

Cons: With a full ATX xfx750i motherboard installed, my zotac gtx 260 216 core would not fit without cutting the 3.5 drive bays to make room. Depending on your board layout and graphics card used, you may be very limited on 3.5" drive space. Two of my three are in the 5.25" bays. Had to make a custom mesh side window in order to clear my hyper 212 plus CPU cooler. Had to trim down a 15 pin/DVI monitor adapter to get it to plug in because my graphics card used the first expansion slot in the case. Had to order extra motherboard standoffs, was two short of having enough. One of the standoff holes in the case was stripped out. Front panel connectors are practically useless due to wrong color of wires used vs. instructions that come with case. Take a chance frying your board, or better yet, just don't use them.

Other Thoughts: If you're building a very basic system without any "oversized" components, this case should serve you well.
If you're a veteran builder looking for a good challenge, give it a go. Although this was the toughest build I've ever done, it was fun taking on the challenge, and the end result looks pretty tough with the custom made hex mesh window protruding out of the case. Good buy for the right person, all the same, buyer beware.

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  • Jason G.
  • 7/14/2011 12:49:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool Lookin Case

Pros: Plenty of room, Great amount of airflow.. Can use 120mm fans on the front and back..

Cons: None, I havent seen anything bad about the case or had any problems with it..

Other Thoughts: Just swapped my parts over to this case and it all went in the case flawlessly

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  • Mike S.
  • 7/7/2011 8:20:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFlimsy, shard, and poorly made

Pros: Price
Looks good, fun colors (if you're into that)

Cons: Firstly, I find this case dangerous, because even though I am clumsy, I cannot be the only person to have cut themselves on the razor like edges of this extremely thin metal case. It felt like working with a soda can.
Secondly, the mounts for the motherboard created torque on the motherboard, and also positioned the board so that any GPU (in this case ATI 5770 and 6870) wouldnt fit in because it was misaligned and too snug with the PCI slots on the back of the case.

Other Thoughts: you get what you pay for.
No discredit to newegg or raidmax, this product is just made on a pricepoint.

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