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RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WY Black/Yellow Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 1,USB 2.0 x 1,HD Audio x 2 Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the Raidmax ATX-298WY

Model

Brand
RAIDMAX
Series
Blade
Model
ATX-298WY

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black/Yellow
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

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

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 1,USB 2.0 x 1,HD Audio x 2

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120 mm Rear Fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
20" x 7.5" x 17.5"
Weight
15 lbs.

Features

Features
Screw-less design for 5.25" Devices and 3.5" HDDs

Washable filter for bottom mounted PSU design

Top USB ports x 2 and Audio

Rear retaining holes for Liquid cooling

Quick Info


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  • Connie-Sue G.
  • 6/8/2014 11:14:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap

Pros: Cheap

Cons: When removed from box, there was a scratch through the blue strips on the side panel. Further more when I commenced assembly, I found that the wires for the reset switch were bare, no connectors. I was able to install the missing connectors with parts I had around from a different computer repair job. I will not be RMAing this tower because I cannot be w/o a functional tower, leaving the components just laying around.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for, which in this case, isn't much. 2 quick mount clips (1 for HDD, 1 for Optical) Only 1 case fan, when the standard anymore is 2-3.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
First we like to thank you for your review.
We have heard your response and forwarded over to our production team in our manufacture factory overseas.
If you have any other questions or concerns or need any spare parts, feel free to give us a call or send a email to rma@raidmax.com for faster respond/service.
We appreciate you choosing Raidmax products.

-Raidmax Support Team

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  • Randy S.
  • 1/1/2014 6:22:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: Good looking case.for the price.

Cons: Have to take a egg off for lack of being able to run wires behing the mother board, and it should have a fan up front. Not the greatest on cooling

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  • Wayne B.
  • 12/29/2013 12:00:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsLooks nice but flimsy

Pros: Looks good, nice size display window

Cons: Thin metal & plastic. You get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: For the price I paid this is a decent case. I had a new system in an old case & was ready for a change. This case is made from VERY thin metal and is flimsy. If you are looking for a case that you will transport often this is not it, but if you are looking for a "looks good" case that will sit on or under your desk then it should suffice. I could take my old case and prop my feet on it without worrying about denting or bending it. I WILL not be doing that with this one. I would purchase another for a build if I knew it was not going to be beat around or moved very often.

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  • David P.
  • 12/1/2013 11:46:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAn OK case

Pros: Well, when I bought this case, there were mostly bad reviews that didn't help at all, I plan to change this.

Here are the pros:

Nice looking removeable robot face cover in the front, has 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 with a headphone/mic output.( I encountered problems later on with this, but read cons)

Comes with 4 5.25 Bays that are fully tooless, and very easy to install/uninstall. Thats enough for me, but may not be enough for people who install things like: 2 DVD Burners, a Fan controller, and so on. Also behind it is a piece of metal you have to remove to install any 5.25 item

LED Power light that is green and red RESTART light, the restart light doesn't work on my rig strangely (Z77 Extreme 4) Might be because I tampered with it, since it worked when I plugged it into a spare motherboard I had.

Nice side window with a slot for mounting a fan, if you install any kind of aftermarket CPU cooler, there are 1 of 2 possiblities. 1: It won't fit, 2: It will make you remove your side fan, therefor making airflow alot worse.

Oh and if your graphics card is tall, (unlikely but still deserves a mention) it will conflict with the side fan


The PCI Express slots, be sure to caculate correctly which ones to remove because once you remove them, they are gone, and you get alot more dust in your case

Comes with 4 feet that lift the case a tiny bit of thee ground

Comes with a PSU Fan filter so you know to mount your case downwards, almost tore it out once on accident, don't touch it at all.

The cables that come with the case is very....non wire-managable, partly due to the size and partly due to the case cable management.

This case has 0 cable management, whatsoever. The reviews do not emphasize this, it is TERRIBLE. You cannot hide or route any wires behind this case except 1 really tiny cable you don't use.

Comes with 1 fan,non LED, a cheap blue fan that has a 3 pin fan connector or a molex connector, 3 pin is slightly shorter then molex. Free fan though.

Very thin walls, they like to bounce alot if you touch them, but nice tooless installation, you just slide them off, don't try to ply it off like I did.

Comes with 3 spaces to mount fans, 1 in the back, 1 on the side panel, and 1 in the front where the robot face mesh is.

There is a cutout on the back of the case, to install aftermarket cpu coolers when you already installed the motherboard in.

Now to the cons.

Cons: I heard of a problem where some users can't mount some PSUs inside, I was luckly to find myself a model that can mount in. No way to verify if you're PSU can fit inside, just take a chance.

Theres a large piece of metal seperating the 3.25 and the 5.25 from each other. It will most definitley block a large videocard, my small video card is about 4 inches from it, and alot of cables are routed in between the video card and piece of metal, so if you install a large video card, it will disrupt all cables, be warned. I might have to remove it manually later if I install a bigger card.

No support for top fans, aka no water cooling like H100/H100i, maybe a h50 though, because there is fan slot right on top of the I/O ports.

Now to the front panel audio problem, used it fine for the 1st week and nothing happened. Then the front panel audio started making static noises, then I lost hearing on my right. So I switched it out to the backpanel and it works fine now. Other users might not have a problem, but I did. Not gonna RMA it though, not gonna pay 40 bucks for shipping, and I need my computer now.

No manual, so if you're a 1st time builder like me, you'll be slightly dumbfounded, but don't worry, you should figure it out, its kinda simple.

No space for big CPU coolers, you might have to measure how much space, because I haven't. You will DEFINITELY not mount a Noctua DH-14 in there, for sure, because it won't fit.

Dust seems to be getting in my fans and computer pretty fast, maybe its just because I miscaculated and REMOVED the PCI Express cover slots, that you have to twist off, WARNING: TWIST IT OFF BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE MOTHERBOARD, if you try to twist it off when you have the motherboard installed, it will scratch your motherboard, therefor ruining it. I almost scratched mine, I think I did but my computer works fine. Oh not to mention it will allow dust to get in alot quicker.

Other Thoughts: Thats about it, nothing much to say anymore. Not really worth the 60 dollars I paid, espically since I had to go and buy 2 more cheap fans, making my total for this case 65 dollars. If I bought while it was on sale, or had a rebate (Like now) it might have been worth it, but not now. If you're reading this and its not on sale and/or offers no rebates, DO NOT BUY IT. Dish out a extra 10 dollars and look at better cases with companies like Thermaltake (A REALLY GOOD company, with cases that are 60 dollars and offer alot better cases than these). If you're a 1st time builder, I recommend steering away from this case, due to the problems, if you're a experienced builder, and looking for a case, than buy this, if its on sale or has rebate. Thats all

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  • Kao V.
  • 11/29/2013 7:32:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The price is good and the style was attractive for my little brother.

All the need parts were there.

Cons: The sides are pretty flimsy and the case itself feels a bit cheap but it is usable.

Other Thoughts: For a cheap build, this case held up to my needs. The case is flashy for a youngster. Good for budget builds.

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  • michael p.
  • 11/14/2013 5:22:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeautiful case

Pros: Beautiful case has the design I prefer which is a side window. Now if it is big enough for everything to fit I will be even more exciting. I posted this straight up after I received it. Thank-You

Cons: No instructions. I have washers and screws that I have no idea where they belong.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend Raidmax cases.

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  • SEAN M.
  • 9/21/2013 9:48:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPretty, but not everything fits

Pros: Visually speaking, this is a beautiful case. The idea behind the design is nice, and when things fit properly, it is pretty functional.

Cons: Internally, I had a lot of trouble getting parts to fit properly. Because the metal piece separating the CD bays and Hard drive bays on the front was in the way, the fans on the video card I'm using (Gigabyte GV-N670OC) pretty much had to be jammed in, and that was after unscrewing and shifting the fans over! This same bar is in the way of one of the SATA 6gb ports for my motherboard.

Then as I went to place a PCI TV Tuner in the slot, I realized that a seemingly un-removable (and also seemingly useless) screw between the back of the case, and the bracket, is preventing me from screwing in the card. Thus it's sitting in there but I can't properly secure it.

Yet another problem was that the Wi-Fi Go! adapter that came with my motherboard could not be used, because yet again, the case was in the way of the adapter. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get the adapter to fit, and ended up having to buy a USB wi-fi adapter.

Finally, one of the USB ports on the front of the case does not work. Not horribly worried about it, but still a minor annoyance.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, this is a beautiful case, and is quite functional. If you decide to get it, however, make sure that your video card isn't too long, and that any ports you may need on your motherboard aren't going to be blocked by the case itself.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We're sorry about the problems that this case did not work out quite well for you.
We read your feedback, the misfit, the usb ports.
If you like, we can send brand new USB ports over to you.
Please email rma@raidmax.com or call for live support at (909)623-6789 from Mon~Fri 9AM to 5:30pm pst.
Thank you for choosing Raidmax.

-Raidmax Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2013 7:52:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbeware of rebate fraud

Pros: The case I love but more importantly my child loves it even more. large spacious. Glad i bought it

Cons: Came with a $20 rebate which it appears i will never see. I goggled the company and rebate and there are pages and pages of complaints from people who never received their rebates, so im not holding my breath. I'm surprised newegg allows this to continue to happen

Other Thoughts: thou it hasn't been a long time for the rebate process i already have heard from asus every step of the way. i mailed that rebate 1 day earlier and my card is due at my house early this week

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,
We're sorry that you never received your rebates.
We process thousands of rebates per month, and usually we get most of them out.
We don't know if we ever received your rebates and it probably did get lost in the mail.
Again, we're sorry that the rebate didn't go through.
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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  • Ronald B.
  • 8/17/2013 10:50:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood features

Pros: 1- Toolless feature works better than others I have used
2- The flimsy PSU filter is so much better than no filter & will be replaced later with aluminum screen (if necessary)
3- Front bezel comes off easy but not necessary. When adding hardware to Ext. 5½" Bays , just push the button on the 5½" bay cover to the left , cover pops off & you slide hardware in. (2 thumbs & 2 big toes up on that breakthrough).

Cons: 8 Bays X 2 Locks = 16 Locks
Only Shipped 4 Locks

I would like 12 more Locks to replace the screws I'm using.
Besides being easier than screws, they will balance the visual appearance.

Other Thoughts: If not for those missing locks, I would be 115% HAPPY !

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  • daniel w.
  • 8/7/2013 4:20:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice and cheap

Pros: looks nice, cheap, holds my computer parts.

Cons: the panel with the window would not come off after i took the back screws off, i got the other side off and had to take a screw driver place it under one of the things holding on and tap it a little but after 1-2 taps it came off easy.

has no paperwork or anything.
has a little bubble under one of the blue strips but i don't really care about that.

Other Thoughts: i got it when it had a 15$ rebate sent it in a couple days ago lets see how it goes.

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