Wednesday, February 6th 2019

RAIDMAX Galaxy Lets You Have Infinite Reflection On The Cheap

RAIDMAX unveiled the Galaxy, an entry-level (read: sub-$50) mid-tower case with an infinite reflection RGB light-strip along the front fascia (a concept introduced by the In Win 805). RAIDMAX is using addressable RGB LED strips that take in 3-pin standard aRGB input directly from your motherboard. Measuring 423.6 mm x 191 mm x 408 mm (DxWxH), the Galaxy is one of the narrower cases in the market, highlighted by its rear exhaust fan vent being a measly 80 mm, which is also the only fan-vent available in this case. Tempered glass makes up the front and left side-panels of the case. Storage options include three 3.5-inch drive trays, and two 2.5-inch mounts. The motherboard tray offers room for graphics cards up to 35.5 cm long, and CPU coolers no more than 14.5 cm tall.
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23 Comments on RAIDMAX Galaxy Lets You Have Infinite Reflection On The Cheap

#1
sam_86314
That airflow though...

All I can make out from the pictures are tiny slits along the edge. Is that all this case has for front ventilation?
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#2
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sam_86314, post: 3988511, member: 178042"
That airflow though...

All I can make out from the pictures are tiny slits along the edge. Is that all this case has for front ventilation?
That's all this case has for ANY ventilation:

btarunr
highlighted by its rear exhaust fan vent being a measly 80 mm, which is also the only fan-vent available in this case
Although it does look like there's mounting holes for either a 80mm or 92mm rear fan.
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#3
BakerMan1971
At least they have priced the cheap case right, Thermaltake and Deepcool have taken their cheap cases, added ARGB and priced them in the $80-100 range, of course this puts them in the realms of awesome cases from Fractal Design and NZXT with which their cheap case bases cannot compete on quality or capability.
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#4
_Flare
"Worst Case Heat-Chamber"-Edition
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#5
lexluthermiester
Without more pictures to show us the detailed functionality of the case, it seems clear that this is a show case, not intended for performance focused system configurations.
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#6
lZKoce
How is this "mirror effect" achieved in the front? Some kind of plastic lens?
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#7
BakerMan1971
lZKoce, post: 3988608, member: 102554"
How is this "mirror effect" achieved in the front? Some kind of plastic lens?
here is one technique
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#8
lexluthermiester
BakerMan1971, post: 3988637, member: 183184"
here is one technique

This is brilliant! The Mrs and I just watched that video together. I'm going to make one of these for our home! Going to do mine a bit bigger for the living room.
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#9
Digital Dreams
SInce when did it become the norm for PC cases to resemble multicolored disco balls with so much RGB?
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#10
ArbitraryAffection
sam_86314, post: 3988511, member: 178042"
That airflow though...

All I can make out from the pictures are tiny slits along the edge. Is that all this case has for front ventilation?
Yup seems like its form over function but honestly so is my current case (I love the appearance so much I dont mind the worse thermal performance xD)

How cool does this look though? And not even with RGB or tacky windows. Stealthy Portal :3

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#11
XXL_AI
WHY? I mean WHY anyone in their right mind wants to buy this crap!? enough gimmicks. bring pci-e v4 v5 or v6, wireless usb, 100 core cpus, ddr6 memory, 100GB/s ssds, 100Gbit Eth on normal motherboards!
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#12
notb
lexluthermiester, post: 3988648, member: 134537"
This is brilliant! The Mrs and I just watched that video together. I'm going to make one of these for our home! Going to do mine a bit bigger for the living room.
No offense, but do you really find this attractive? I always thought it's a bit cheesy.
And that case is just awful...

Anyway, mirrors with this effect are ubiquitous in stores. No need to do anything yourself.
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#13
Turmania
I got effected by the rgb fewer. Spent a fortune on them. And I really mean a fortune, could have bought Rtx 2080, for the amount I spent. I know tempered glass is cool and we want to show off. It is absolute garbage, you get dizzy, you lose focus and get distracted. Setting up is a nightmare, tons of extra cables and buggy software and at the end of the day, no extra fps.in fact your performance suffers. I have mine now set at fixed colour or I turn off. Next build would probably be back to basics.keep it simple save your hard earned money.if you really want to add some lights just get 2 light strips. Way better, cheaper and simpler.just my 2 cents on this topic.
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#15
lexluthermiester
notb, post: 3988680, member: 165619"
No offense, but do you really find this attractive?
Yes, we really do.
notb, post: 3988680, member: 165619"
I always thought it's a bit cheesy. And that case is just awful...
To each their own..
notb, post: 3988680, member: 165619"
Anyway, mirrors with this effect are ubiquitous in stores. No need to do anything yourself.
Ah, but you don't understand. Now that I know how easily it's done, I want to build my own. I have all the tools and more needed, the Mrs and I are already working out the design and color scheme we want to use. I love designing & building things. And I'm betting that I can make a custom PC case like this and maybe even better than the case in this article. I'm very grateful @BakerMan1971 posted that Youtube vid. Thank You sir!
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#16
BakerMan1971
lexluthermiester, post: 3988751, member: 134537"
Yes, we really do.

To each their own..

Ah, but you don't understand. Now that I know how easily it's done, I want to build my own. I have all the tools and more needed, the Mrs and I are already working out the design and color scheme we want to use. I love designing & building things. And I'm betting that I can make a custom PC case like this and maybe even better than the case in this article. I'm very grateful @BakerMan1971 posted that Youtube vid. Thank You sir!
A true enthusiast Sir, I hope to see the results :)
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#17
notb
lexluthermiester, post: 3988751, member: 134537"
Ah, but you don't understand. Now that I know how easily it's done, I want to build my own. I have all the tools and more needed, the Mrs and I are already working out the design and color scheme we want to use. I love designing & building things.
Fine, do as you please. I just wanted to note that these mirrors are easy to buy. It felt like some people in this topic are seeing this effect for the first time.
And I'm betting that I can make a custom PC case like this and maybe even better than the case in this article. I'm very grateful @BakerMan1971 posted that Youtube vid.
Seriously, you didn't know this can be done with a partially reflective mirror? You needed a youtube video to be sure? :p
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#18
lexluthermiester
notb, post: 3988784, member: 165619"
Seriously, you didn't know this can be done with a partially reflective mirror? You needed a youtube video to be sure? :p
Nope, sure didn't. I'm not God, don't know everything. But now that I know, gonna build one. It'll be a fun project.
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#19
lynx29
notb, post: 3988680, member: 165619"
No offense, but do you really find this attractive? I always thought it's a bit cheesy.
And that case is just awful...

Anyway, mirrors with this effect are ubiquitous in stores. No need to do anything yourself.

can you share an amazon link of the parts i need to buy to make it myself?
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#20
Chloe Price
80/92mm exhaust in 2019, nope. I'd like the idea though.
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#21
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Chloe Price, post: 3989339, member: 123719"
80/92mm exhaust in 2019, nope. I'd like the idea though.
I mean, it's not like there's any other way to get a case to be narrower.
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#22
Mayclore
XXL_AI, post: 3988671, member: 182013"
WHY? I mean WHY anyone in their right mind wants to buy this crap!? enough gimmicks. bring pci-e v4 v5 or v6, wireless usb, 100 core cpus, ddr6 memory, 100GB/s ssds, 100Gbit Eth on normal motherboards!
Gimmicky as it is, I enjoy that your entire list has almost nothing to do with the features of a PC case.
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#23
lexluthermiester
Mayclore, post: 3990047, member: 173731"
Gimmicky as it is, I enjoy that your entire list has almost nothing to do with the features of a PC case.
Right? Features for a case would include things like 5.25" bays, 3.5" bays, buttons & usb ports on the front panel(not the top or sides) an actual and functional reset button, again front panel..
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