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.
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