Thursday, March 15th 2012

RAIDMAX Announces the AGUSTA Gaming Chassis

RAIDMAX, a computer chassis provider, is pleased to announce a Gundam themed chassis with an unique HDD storage design. Designed for ATX and m-ATX motherboards, the AGUSTA is ideal for gamers seeking an aesthetically striking chassis with numerous tool-less features and impressive cooling.

Striking Front Shield with LED Illumination

In front of the five 5.25" bays with pop-off panels is the Gundam themed armor-shield. Opening like a door, this front shield gives the AGUSTA a visually striking appearance. When complemented by the front and top LED illuminated fans, the AGUSTA adds unmatched flash and appeal to your system.


Two Compartments Separating HDDs and the Rest of Your Hardware

The upper compartment holds all your essential hardware including, the motherboard, power supply, two 2.5" SSDs, and up to five 5.25" drives. With the HDDs out of the way, the AGUSTA can house the longest VGA cards on the market. Future expandability is not a problem with the seven PCI slots, and the RAIDMAX AGUSTA even supports water-cooling with three rubber protected holes on the back panel.

Located underneath the main compartment, the HDD bay supports up to six 3.5" or 2.5" HDDs. The HDD bay is easily accessible from both sides. With a simple pinch of the access tabs the honeycombed bottom side panel opens. The HDD trays tool-lessly slide out, allowing users to easily screw their HDD or SSD into the tray. Rubber protected holes on the ceiling of the drive bay makes it easy to connect all the wires to the motherboard in the upper compartment.

Exceptional Cooling

With the separation of the HDD bay and seven fans in total, the AGUSTA is guaranteed to keep your system cool. The front 120 mm LED illuminated fan is specially designed to blow directly on the VGA card. More fans helping to circulate air unobstructed through the top compartment include: dual top 120 mm LED illuminated fans and a rear 120 mm fan. In the bottom compartment, which solely houses the HDD bays, one front 80 mm and two rear 80 mm fans ensure optimal running temperatures for your HDDs and SSDs.

Adding even more cooling capabilities, the honeycombed ventilation design on the bottom compartment and the stylish ventilation area on the tool-lessly removable side panel lets excess heat easily escape.

Cable Management

Out of the box, the AGUSTA provides pre-routed cable management for all the fans, LEDs, USBs, and audio connections. For your other wires, rubber protected holes let you guide all the cables to the roomy 25 mm space behind the motherboard keeping your system neat and organized.

Easily Accessible Connectivity with Adjustable Controls

Equipped with the standard USB 3.0, USB 2.0 slots, audio and microphone connections, the AGUSTA's I/O panel, located at the top of the chassis, also comes with two control knobs allowing you to adjust fan speed and LED brightness.

Specifications:



Product Highlights of the RAIDMAX AGUSTA

- Gundam aesthetic design
- Separate storage of six 3.5"/2.5" HDDs at the bottom
- Additional internal 2.5" HDD support
- Supports ATX/m-ATX motherboards
- Seven fans: three 80 mm and four 120 mm
- Pre-routed cable management
- Easy access I/O panel with fan speed and LED brightness adjustment control
- MSRP: $119.99
- Available in the USA & Canada in May
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20 Comments on RAIDMAX Announces the AGUSTA Gaming Chassis

#1
Quantos
Me gusta.

Sorry, someone had to say it. Anyway this case is ugly as hell! :p
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#2
Yukikaze
Too....much....plastic. This thing was taken out of Thermaltake's book. Also, it uses 80mm fans, why? And the general structure of it is just...weird. HDDs should have been two stacks of three, with the PSU in the lower compartment as well. Maybe it would make the case slightly taller, but separate the PSU from the motherboard and allow for an eATX motherboard tray and rear panel.

I actually love the looks, and if it was fully metal (with alum used for the "gundam" parts) it would've been even better looks wise (also, a lot more expensive), but there's just too many "why?!" decisions in this design.
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#3
BumbleBee
Raidmax is still in business so they must be doing something right.
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#4
HumanSmoke
Ahh, Raidmax, the poor mans Thermaltake
by: Yukikaze
Also, it uses 80mm fans, why?
Theory #1 : The brains trust at Raidmax probably saw the trend in chassis cooling fans going from 80 to 92 to 120, 140, 180, 200, 230...and thought that enough time had passed for 80mm to become retro.
Theory #2 : With minor modification, Raidmax could launch a Special Edition with 4 x 40mm in place of each 80mm. Could be a hit with the pre-teen crowd if they use a different colour LED for each fan
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#5
Vancha
This is silly. Big and silly.
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#6
Prima.Vera
Remove that white $hit from the front and above, and we can call it a decent case
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#7
Jonap_1st
*Otaku* fans will surely love this,.. dont know for the rest
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#8
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: Yukikaze
it uses 80mm fans, why?
Not to be a smart ass but you can clearly see that the 2 80mm fans in the back and the 1 80mm in the front are just for the HHD cage and why did they use 80mm fans? Because the cage is only tall enough for 80mm fans... :nutkick: :cool: :p
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#9
Yukikaze
by: Mindweaver
Not to be a smart ass but you can clearly see that the 2 80mm fans in the back and the 1 80mm in the front are just for the HHD cage and why did they use 80mm fans? Because the cage is only tall enough for 80mm fans... :nutkick: :cool: :p
Yes, I know. My point is why make the cage only tall enough for 80mm fans? Like I illustrated above, if they stacked the HDDs three-high in two stacks, they would've had room to place the PSU in the bottom compartment, and replace the front fan for that compartment with a 120mm one. Or just make it taller and add more drive space and change the fans to 120mm ones.
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
raidmax makes good mid grade budget cases but this one is too OVER THE TOP as you could say. Its like a 16Yr old trying to impress a girl and he goes out and buys a H3 Hummer.
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#11
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: Yukikaze
Yes, I know. My point is why make the cage only tall enough for 80mm fans? Like I illustrated above, if they stacked the HDDs three-high in two stacks, they would've had room to place the PSU in the bottom compartment, and replace the front fan for that compartment with a 120mm one. Or just make it taller and add more drive space and change the fans to 120mm ones.
You asked a question and then stated what they should have done.. I only answered your question.. :rolleyes: ;) I can only guess that they didn't use 120mm fans because of cost. Raidmax is known to provide wild looking cases for a cheap price.. plus with that case making it any taller would put it into a full tower case and it would get eaten alive by all the great full tower cases out there. You have to remember that it only has an MSRP of $119.99. :toast:

EDIT: I read over the specs again and I don't really know what it's class is? Full/Mid...
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#12
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
I just checked there site and the black version doesn't look that bad.. What do you think? Just asking... I would never trade my CM storm for it.. :p

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#13
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Mindweaver
I just checked there site and the black version doesn't look that bad.. What do you think? Just asking... I would never trade my CM storm for it.. :p

http://img.techpowerup.org/120315/agusta535.jpg
Looks too much like a transformer :/
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#14
Dimi
This has to be one of the ugliest cases i have ever seen lol.
I prefer sleek cases, like lian li, although my next case will probably be a corsair 550d which is also very sleek appart from the rather hideous silver front thingy.
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#15
nickbaldwin86
by: brandonwh64
Looks too much like a transformer :/
lol that is what I was going to say... 1st thing I thought of... "why did a autobot turn into a Raidmax case" ... because no one would look there :laugh:
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#16
Jizzler
RAIDMAX, un-announce this case and we'll forget we ever saw it, or hold it against you.
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#17
Vancha
by: Dimi
This has to be one of the ugliest cases i have ever seen lol.
I prefer sleek cases, like lian li, although my next case will probably be a corsair 550d which is also very sleek appart from the rather hideous silver front thingy.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who dislikes the silver front thingy. That case would be so perfect otherwise.
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#18
random
Its good because it's nicely priced, just looking at the layout I think it's a full tower. Or a Mid-tower case attached to a hard-drive rack on the bottom :P. At first look I was pretty disgusted but when I saw the price it gave me a much better impression, the design is ugly but it's definitely not a bad case at the price point. Although the antec P series or CM690 maybe worth a better look at.
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#19
popswala
That black one does look pretty sick. To bad its not a full tower (10 pci brackets). I'd prob get one then.
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#20
wade_zone13
Wad3

I think this case is good at it's design because it's not a common design. It has a good cable routing, as long as your creative. Let's say that you can put the extra cables in the HDD rack because you won't be using all of it. Maybe for two HDD are good enough, one SSD and a HDD.
You can hide front panel connector at the hole of side case in the 5.25 bay. Buy more zip ties or Velcro ties much better and reusable to have better cable management.
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