Conclusion: That being said, if your next system-build budget is very tight, then by all means consider this chassis. It's a good value, and the left-panel mesh design and interior lighting makes this case look pricier than it is. If you want to build a good-looking, luggable desktop rig that isn't a hulk yet has enough room for almost any logical expansion inside, put the Seiran on your consider list.
Pros: Nicely priced for feature set, Nine interchangeable drive bays, Handsome side-panel mesh "window", Lots of room behind right panel for cables
Cons: No top ventilation, Could use better layout of cable cutouts
Overall the Raidmax Seiran is a pretty decent case. While it’s not my first choice in terms of cases, it certainly can appeal to a wide audience. It’s available in multiple colors and can is easily adaptable to most setups. While it doesn’t fit well with large height CPU coolers, it does offer a wide range of cooling options from the three included fans to the largely mesh design.
Summary: The Raidmax Seiran has a few things that make it imperfect, but the good features far outshine the bad. If the sample GDN received was the red version, then I personally would be using it as my primary case.
Excerpt: Introduction Often when you are shopping for a case you are confronted with the reality that the models you like the most are also the farthest out of your price range. At that point you can either prune down your budget for other parts in your build, OR you can try to find something that has the same features you want but at a more acceptable price. If you take the second route, then you will undoubtedly find yourself looking at some of RAIDMAX’s products eventually.
Summary: On paper, the features of the Raidmax Seiran seem great. But after a closer inspection, the construction quality is not on par with its price tag. It would be a good USD 60 case, but at USD 90 we can’t recommend it. We believe there are better products in the same price range, such as the
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Conclusion: The Raidmax Seiran is definitely a step up from the Blade mid tower I reviewed earlier this year, but that's expected, since the Blade is a budget case. There are some nice upgrades and innovative design improvements too, such as drive caddies, tool-less lock downs for both sides of the drive, a completely open front end that is comprised of unique and nice looking filtered bay covers, and a very roomy interior, boasting almost a full 12" of video card space (Thanks to...
Pros: Video card space, Cooling tower space, Front bay covers, Aesthetics, Functional, Painted Interior, Lightweight
Cons: Back mounted drives, Adequate, but not great cable routing, Total of three fans, Side panels a little tinny
Conclusion: I was impressed to see a high quality case coming at a budget price and I really like the aesthetics of the case. Personally I prefer the black model, but your tastes might differ. The water cooling outlets are convenient as it is the tool less operation, the high number of storage bays made it instantly my favorite case and I have to say RAIDMAX really stepped up its offering with the launch of Seiran. The MSRP is $79.99 and should be soon available.
Pros: good looking with elegant but fairly subtle design, tool less operation, large number of storage bays, attractive and easily removable front drive covers, enough space for the largest ATX motherboards, USB 3.0 port in the front, bottom ventilation hole with removable dust filter, price
Excerpt: Reviewing PC enclosures is always difficult. Of course, there are hard performance numbers to go by: Did the case provide adequate ventilation, did my temperatures increase or decrease, and so on. They can be measured on features; oh, does it have enough hard drive slots, is it big enough, did it have sharp metal edges that sliced my fingers, and whatnot.