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DEEPCOOL STEAM CASTLE M (BLACK) MATX / ITX Unique Steam Punk Style with120mm Fan(Front) + 120mm Fan (Rear) + 4 Magic Controllable LED Lights (Top)
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Looks (it's different, that's for sure)
Solid build
Easy to assemble
Cool LEDs

Cons: Zero cable management
Doesn't go far enough in the looks department (imo)
No optical drive with a 240mm radiator installed (doesn't bother me but you should be aware)
Side LEDs are waaay to bright. (a little nail polish would solve that pretty easily)

Other Thoughts: I bought this case with the intentions of an mATX build with a lot of case modifications. Mine now has an externally mounted cylindrical liquid cooling reservoir nestled in one of the front vents along with a full copper plumbed liquid cooling solution using green Mayhems aurora coolant. I also have a hole cut front and center for a 120mm fan and am using an mnpctech overkill fan grill to give the front a bit more depth. I have cut a lexan window into the GPU side for visibility and some added ventilation for my 980ti hybrid and a large passive vent cut in the other side for more ventilation. Overall, it's an easy case to throw your components in as long as cable management isn't a top priority. It's got a different look, but I'd say Deepcool didn't go far enough with it.

RAIDMAX Orion ATX-809B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great value when on sale 05/11/2013

This review is from: RAIDMAX Orion ATX-809B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Price, features, space, cable management, fans

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: While I haven't listed any cons, it would be good to point out that this case is not perfect. I do not like the "handles" built into the case sides. They cover ports while in their folded positions. The fan and led controller knobs are also a bit cheap feeling. Other than that, this case is pretty impressive. I got it on sale for $40 after a rebate and am happy with my decision for this particular budget build for my brother. I was looking for a case of decent size with some good options for cable management with rubber grommets. with the added fan and led controller, this case was pretty much a no-brainer once I stumbled upon it. No regrets. I've built with Raidmax cases before. Most recently with a Raidmax, Aolus. The Aolus feels cheap compared to the Orion. Not sure I can really put a finger on it, but the build quality seems to be a bit better here. Again, this is a very decent case option at a good price picked up on sale. At full price, I would be looking at other options in the same price tier. I am one to suggest not going cheap on your case. Good chances that it will outlive most of the components you decide to put inside. This will hold them well. :-)


Aaron F.'s Profile

Display Name: Aaron F.

Date Joined: 11/28/10

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 05/11/13
  • Last Review: 08/13/16
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