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RAIDMAX Viper ATX-321WR Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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1 out of 5 eggs Cheapest case I've ever owned 12/30/2013

This review is from: RAIDMAX Viper ATX-321WR Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: - Pretty and red
- Decent cable management

Cons: - Cheap stamped metal. The back PCI-E slots covers are permanent until you break them away from the stamped metal frame of the case. If you break out the wrong one, you just have a gaping hole in the back of your case forever, unless you have some leftover covers from older cases.

- Does NOT support graphics cards longer than 10'' (~250mm). The HDD cages are permanent and, despite its claims of supporting up to 12'' video cards, it largely depends on the geometry of the card. Tall cards (such as the GTX 780) WILL NOT FIT.

Other Thoughts: My wife really wanted a nice pretty red computer case for her computer. I managed to catch this one at around $35 (after a MIR) so I figured, what the hey, it can't be that terrible!

It was.

It is hands down the cheapest case I have ever purchased - and I don't mean in cost. Everything about this case feels like its seconds away from bending, breaking, or just plain falling apart. Most of that I could've dealt with simply because of the price (though I have purchased better manufactured cases for less) but the final straw for me was the incorrect, or at least misleading, advertising.

Newegg's specifications on the case say that it will support graphics cards up to 12'' in length, though it may block access to HDD cages. Thats fine - except the problem is you would have to have a very specifically manufactured 12'' card to get it to fit inside the HDD cage. If you have a video card with a rectangular build (ala EVGA ACX cooled cards) then the max length you can fit is UNDER 10.5'' - the average length of ACX cooled GTX 780's.

And its not just EVGA. I also tried to put in a Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz edition which was 11.5'' in length and while it had a much narrower back end that let me attempt to wedge it inside the HDD cage, it still DID NOT FIT.

If you're looking for a cheaply made case that doesn't have to support high end video cards and is a very pretty red color, this case is for you. Otherwise, stay away - there is nothing for you here.

Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Pros: Capacity (somewhat obviously). Other aspects of the drive haven't really stood out as pros or cons.

Cons: Cons: Only bad thing to say is that the first two I had were DOA. RMA'd the drives, got two more that have been fantastic. $13 s/h to replace $300 worth of HDD's sucked though.

Other Thoughts: If you buy these, note how they were shipped. The two I received initially were slapped back to pack in a box without any padding. Probably shouldn't have been a surprise they didn't work.

The second two each had their own box with some fairly nifty attachments that suspended them neatly.


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Display Name: Peter M.

Date Joined: 10/07/02

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  • First Review: 09/16/12
  • Last Review: 12/30/13
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