Published on Monday, 19 May 2014 16:50
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People on a tight budget may not pay much attention when looking for a PC case but gamers, enthusiasts, overclockers and professionals alike tend to spend countless hours online checking reviews and specifications sheets before they finalize their decision. Ever since the beginning of the 90's when i first started working with personal computers i have used and tested countless towers from entry level budget models and up to ultra-high end ones that cost almost as much as a complete system. However at the end of the day although all of those were designed by a very large list of manufacturers in the market i can't really say that I’ve had the pleasure of cooperating with every single one. Raidmax is amongst the oldest PC Case manufacturers around and although not a complete stranger to me this is the first time after many years that i have one of their latest midi towers called the Viper GX on the photo bench.
Raidmax was founded in 1988 with the mission of providing the best solutions: specifically, meeting your requirements for innovative designs, excellent performance and quality products. In early 2003, Raidmax was the first to debut the design "Scorpio": an alien eye shape on its general front panel. At the time, it was the best ever hit in the gaming case business and almost every factory had owned at least one similar design back in China. Two years later, Raidmax released another cutting-edge design, Samurai, and people who had seen the case itself instantly fell in love. After numerous global feedback, Raidmax is known all over the world. It is said our company is not only a case designer but also the perfect budget keeper. You can simply spend a little but you receive higher quality than you expect. It has been more than 10 years since Raidmax began its work on its unique product lines and market position. The name of Raidmax is synonymous to gaming design and budget cases. In the United States, Raidmax is considered to be the best second tier brand; in Asia, it is said that only Raidmax can offer the budget cases with great designs; in Europe, with almost no brand management, Raidmax' followers are still showing their loyal support in many ways.
Just by taking a quick look at the box of the Viper GX midi tower you know that it's target audience is gamers since it features a pretty weird sci-fi like design (reminds me of vehicle designs found in some PC games) which you will either like or hate, i don't think there's really a middle ground for that. That being said the Viper GX is one of the smallest midi towers I’ve ever come across but that didn't stop the people over at Raidmax from outfitting it with an external hot-swap 2.5" port, three 5.25" bays, seven 3.5" HDD trays (3 of which can also be used with 2.5" drives) and room for up to six 120mm fans for superior airflow levels. So we are basically talking about a great looking midi tower (especially if you happen to be a gamer) with a good number of features and what seems to be a spacious interior so let’s take a closer look and see if that's really the case.