Akasa Mirage-62 Review 10

Akasa Mirage-62 Review


Value and Conclusion

  • The Akasa Mirage-62 sells for around $150 in the US and just under £100 including VAT (around £84 excluding VAT) at big etailers like Scan.co.uk in Europe. This may seem a bit high, but the case will definitely outlast more than just one generation of parts.
  • Great look
  • Aluminum to reduce weight
  • Very modular design
  • All drive cages removable
  • Solid, slide out motherboard tray
  • Very good cable management possibilities
  • Incredibly easy to work with
  • Access to power and reset button with closed door
  • Side panel upgrades available
  • Lots of space - enough for QuadSLI and 1kW power supplies
  • All the screws you could ever need are included
  • Four caster wheels are included
  • Air duct included
  • Dust filter for front fan
  • Door opens wide
  • Well packaged
  • Small hard drive cage will not fit with big cooler
  • Plastic front a bit soft.
  • Side I/O did not line up perfectly
  • A bit pricey
The Akasa Mirage-62 can simply be described as the Hummer of PC cases - wide, big, black and a bit pricey. It looks quite indestructible. Even with these looks, the case is quite light, thanks to the Aluminum used. Akasa made a wise choice by going with a steel mainboard tray and frame, but as nothing on this case is quite ordinary, the tray has a mirror finish and the aluminum frame is painted black. Despite its usual midi tower height, the case has a lot of space and thanks to the completely modular design, working with this case is incredibly easy. You can also stick up to seven hard drives, two 3.5 inch drives and four 5.25 inch devices into the case. Akasa offers a window side panel as well as a side panel with a 12cm fan for this case. I can only imagine how beautiful the black interior will look in this case when blue UV cables and the needed UV light are used. This is definitely a case which can handle any current hardware and future graphic cards and monster power supplies without any problems. If I have to point out anything negative about this case it would be the plastic used for the front as it is a bit soft and does not feel very sturdy. But there is simply no way that this case does not deserve an Editor's Choice Award!
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