|Raidmax Seiran Mid-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Doug Dallam|
|Sunday, 04 December 2011|
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Detailed Exterior Features
A nice, little, clean I/O panel right on the front. You even get one USB 3 connection. The knobs: one is for fan speed and one is for fan LED control. Not bad. The knobs have a nice positive, dampened feel too them also.
This looks pretty boring. The now standard bottom air intake and filter for the power supply. There is something more interesting, though, that I need to share with you. The Raidmax Seiran shares the same plastic feet as the Blade does. There isn't any rubber on the Blade, but lookie here. Raidmax heard me and installed little silicon rubber-like recessed thingies into the plastic feet. Those would be the white square on both feet you see here. So now we have some rubber/silicon on the feet, and all is well.
Just like the Blade, the Seiran inherits the same DNA for bay covers, and they're really nice. Each cover has a filter built into it. You can't take the filter out, but you can pop the bay cover off and rinse it, then pop it right back on. The novel aspect of the bay cover is that you slide the latch to the left to release it. Since there is nothing else on the front of this case, that's all there is to cleaning the front filter(s). A very simple and clean approach that beats the heck out of prying off or even unscrewing the front face plate to get after the filter or to clean or replace a fan. I mean, these bay covers ARE the front. That's it!
Here's another shot of the top. This is a hand grip and a nice one at that. It makes picking this case up really easy and safe. The hand grip is solid, too.
The back again, just because I think it's sexy. Actually, look at the side panel and follow it back to the rear. Right in the middle we have a little handle. A light tug rear-ward and the side panel pops right off, no fuss, and no foul language. It works well. It could pose a little problem though.
Similar image here, but you can see that the handle is meant to fold over the back so it doesn't get broken. The problem is that is folds over your rear outlets. It's not really a big deal, but of course, it's worth mentioning. Both side panels incorporate these little jerk handles.
I don't know about you, but I could go for some post Thanksgiving pep-pizza and a soda, diet of course. I guess we should finish this review before we get all warm and fuzzy with a pizza, though. Can you smell it? No, not the pizza, the interior section, which is coming up next! Let's crawl into this box and get warm and fuzzy with its internals.