Raijintek Styx Case Review
Today we are going to talk about Raijintek. This young company started in 2013 is expanding its products all over the world. They focus on bringing value products for affordable prices to the market. Their main focus is on air and liquid cooling as well as PC cases. And today we are going to have a look at one of their mATX tower called Raijintek Styx.
There are seven, yes seven color combinations of this clean looking case. The anodized aluminium chassis is pretty stable and has brushed finish. Small side window is easy to remove as it’s fixed with four screws. There is almost no flex at the side panel as the material is 1.5mm thick. Well done!
There is small opening in the sidepanel for slim DVD drive. How many users are using slim DVD is questionable, but you have the option here, at least. For its sleek design, this case can be used in living room as HTPC, then you would really need the DVD port. The case is small, but surprisingly it offers enough space for 3×3.5″HDD +2×2.5″HDD/ 1×3.5″HDD +4×2.5″HDD. Anti-vibration rubber for HDD installation included.
The PSU is mounted in front, and so we recommend to use small/short PSU otherwise it can block space when using bigger/longer graphics cards. Just keep that in mind as you plan your next build. There is no dust filter at the bottom of the case, which would be nice to see. So you will have to clean the case internal of the dust ones in a while.
The top dust filter is easy to remove for cleaning and for it’s easy to install any 240mm radiator of AIO cooler. There are two USB3.0 ports, audio/mic port and power button in front.
Plan your cables very carefully as there is not much space for many cables behind the mainboard tray. Use as much cable ties as possible and keep cables flat, otherwise your side panel will be bent. Whole interior chassis is black coated. The edges are bit sharp, so there is definitely space for some improvement in the future.
Raijintek Styx can handle max. 280mm VGA cards. To prove it, we have assembled quickly a presentation build with exactly 280mm long graphics card ASUS GTX670 . It fits perfectly. We recommend to route the CPU power cable before you install the mainboard. The opening for the cable is very small and it can be problematic to get the cable connector through. If the connector consist of two 4pin then you can quickly separate them and get through easier.
Raijintek Styx Specifikations:
|Product Name||STYX / STYX CLASSIC|
|Product Number||0R200025 ~ 0R200030, 0R200031 ~ 0R200036, 0R200037 ~0R200038|
|Dimension [W×D×H]||210×360×335 mm|
|Weight||3.8 kg [N.W.] 5.2 kg [G.W.]|
|Material||Aluminum 1.5mm [Surface]; SPCC 0.5mm [Interior]|
|Color||Black / Red / Silver / Blue / Green / Gold / White|
|M/B Support||Micro ATX / Mini-ITX|
|Drive Bay||Internal 3.5″HDD×3 + 2.5″HDD×2 or 3.5″HDD×1 + 2.5″HDD×4
|Expansion Slot||PCI Slots [Tool-Free]×5|
|I/O Panel||USB3.0×2, HD Audio×1|
|Power Supply||PS/2 [Internal Bottom-mount]|
|CoolingSystem||Rear Fan: 120mm×1 [pre-installed]
Top Fan: 120mm×2 or 240mm Radiator [option]
Bottom Fan: 120mm×1 [option]
|CPU Cooler Height||180mm [Max.]|
|Graphic Card Length||280mm [Max.]|
|Side Panel Style||Window / Flat|
We are talking here about kind of premium looking case made with 1.5mm thick aluminium shell and steel internal frame. The actual price is around €90 which is not the cheapest, but neither the thick material and the anodization process is. Raijintek did a good job here. Yes it’s not perfect, and there are some details which should be considered at least in future. It is young company and they learn and they listen to users feedback. We like the option of mounting of 240mm radiator on top or 120mm at the back. For an air cooler you got 180mm in height available space. Last but not least, so many color options of one case is also not a standard. All these features count together in our Silver Recommendation.
Nice clean design
CPU cooler height up to 180mm
ATX power supply compatible
Sharp case edges
Not enough space for cables behind mainboard tray