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RAIDMAX Announces the AGUSTA Gaming Chassis

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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.

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Me gusta.

Sorry, someone had to say it. Anyway this case is ugly as hell! :p
 
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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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Raidmax is still in business so they must be doing something right.
 
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Ahh, Raidmax, the poor mans Thermaltake
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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Remove that white $hit from the front and above, and we can call it a decent case
 

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*Otaku* fans will surely love this,.. dont know for the rest
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RAIDMAX, un-announce this case and we'll forget we ever saw it, or hold it against you.
 
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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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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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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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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.