Raijintek Aeneas Review 9

Raijintek Aeneas Review

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Value & Conclusion

  • The Raijintek Aeneas in black or white goes for 70 euros including taxes, while the windowed variants add another 5 euros to the price.
  • Excellent use of space
  • Cooler of up to 180mm in height will fit
  • 3 fans included out of the box
  • Removable motherboard tray
  • Switchable blue LED elements
  • Five expansion slots for motherboard
  • Can hold up to a 280mm radiator setup
  • Tool-less 3.5" HDD assembly
  • Magnetic dust filter for PSU
  • Unobstructed airflow for fan in front
  • External 3.5" drive bay present
  • Symmetrical design in front
  • Available in black or white and with a window
  • Use of any fan or radiator toward the top of the front will block off ODD bay
  • Larger than other mATX cube cases out there
  • No reset button
  • A bit of a cable mess when fully assembled
  • Not all openings in the motherboard tray are covered by rubber grommets
  • HDD trays a bit soft if empty or when populated with a 2.5" drive
  • Top metal-mesh cover takes a bit of work to remove
The Raijintek Aeneas is one of the larger mATX cube cases out there. While many other brands offer smaller variants for such boards, the Aeneas manages to give users the best of both worlds when it comes to size and compatibility. This is where the Aeneas manages to score big, allowing CPU coolers of up to 180mm in height and long GPUs without having to sacrifice any cooling in front. That said, the enclosure is clearly aimed at air-cooling users, though it still allows for radiators if you sacrifice the optical drive bay in the process.

Overall, the Raijintek Aeneas is easy to assemble and comes with some nice functionality while also sporting a few visual elements, like the blue LED lighting elements you may toggle on or off with the button at the top. With the choice between a windowed and solid chassis and white or black, the Aeneas is a great albeit somewhat large chassis capable of impressing with its very good price-to-performance ratio and solid build quality.
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