I would like to thank Akasa Europe for supplying the review sample.
The Akasa Group of companies was founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei and London. The brand Akasa was launched in 2000. Akasa have been at the forefront of the Custom PC revolution, with the introduction of Extreme Coolers, for the overclocking fraternity, quickly followed by aerodynamic round cables and PAXmate sound absorption kits. These Akasa PC products are retailed through the leading on-street companies, they can also be found at the major e-retailers.
Akasa now has outlets in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Northern & Southern Europe, USA and South America. They have a production facility in China and OEM many products for leading brands.
We are taking a look at the Venom Toxic gaming chassis today. Akasa is positioning the new "Venom" family of products as a gaming line with fans, CPU coolers and two new cases - the Venom Viper and Venom Strike.
|Akasa Venom Toxic|
|Color||Smooth black with killer yellow|
|Drive Bays||External: 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter includedInternal: 6x 3,5/2,5 inch HDD trays|
|Form Factor||Micro ATX / ATX / E-ATX / XL-ATX|
|Case Fans||Fan Controller:Controls 6 fans simultaneously with 40W combined maximum wattageFront:1 x 23cm fan with white LED (included)Top:1 x 23cm fan (included) or1 x 240mm radiator (optional) or2 x 12cm fan (optional) or2 x 14cm fan (optional)Back:1 x 14cm fan (included) or1 x 12cm fan (optional)Side:4 x 12cm fan (optional) or1 x 18-23cm fan (optional)Bottom:1 x 12cm (optional) or1 x 14cm fan (optional)|
|Dimensions||620 x 555 x 232mm (H x D x W)|
|Side I/O||1 x USB 3.0 , 3 x USB 2.0 , 1 x eSATA , HD audio in / out (AC’97 compatible)|
Akasa packages the Venom Toxic in a full color cardboard box with the traditional "Akasa corner". The slogan "attitude = winning" is printed in large letters on the package. The rear goes into great detail about the features of the chassis, but overshoots its purpose a bit. It has images of optional fan placements, including the cooling units which actually are not part of the case. Some may think they get more than is actually in the box.
Both sides list the specifications in great detail and multiple languages. Considering the chassis alone weights 13 kg, I would have liked to see carrying holes here to make transportation easier.
The Venom Toxic is held in place by thick Styrofoam spacers. Our sample did not come with a plastic bag, but rest assured that the retail cases will have one to make sure that you get a flawless chassis.
In addition to the case you will receive a big bag with all the required screws and a good number of zip ties. A fairly detailed manual is also part of the extras.
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