Raidmax was founded in 1988 with the mission of providing the best solutions in computer design and performance. Raidmax had success, although it was not until 2003 that the “Scorpio” case made a huge splash propelling it as one the most popular chassis ever built for the gaming community.
Known across the globe, Raidmax prides itself on delivering quality products at budget prices, earning respect from the gaming community especially for delivering well-designed cases for the last two decades. Raidmax recently released their next generation case, the “Cobra”, built to specifications for increased gaming performance.
The Cobra may look like any other typical case from afar; it is anything but. Raidmax’s signature straight cutting lines and bold green LED back-glow propelled the Cobra’s aggressive design. Although with thousands of different types of chassis available throughout the world, it is sometimes difficult to pick the diamond in the rough. Well, you found it; the Cobra is available worldwide for $75-$80 and under review today.
PACKAGING AND EXTERIOR
The Raidmax Cobra is shipped in a standard cardboard box; it is nearly indistinguishable as a case, with only the Raidmax name and a few specifications on the side of the box. Once opened and remove, the packaging includes the case and the following contents: an installation guide, a plethora of mounting screws, lock mounting clips for the 2.5” and 3.5” drive trays, and two zip ties for further wire management:
The Cobra features a newly patented wide-body design, which allows for increased airflow and better wire management than previous Raidmax cases and majority of the chassis currently on the market. The patented wide-body design allows for the Cobra to possess a bowed frame, where the middle of the case is wider (240mm) than the ends (top and bottom) of the chassis (210mm).
As we had previously described, the Raidmax Cobra possesses the straight cut design lines and green LED back-glow that is known of Raidmax – an absolute plus about this design. The Cobra’s chassis face resembles a gladiatorial helmet, with the addition of louvers and a 120mm greenish-cyan 120mm LED fan, giving it a menacing “transformer” look to it especially in dark environments: