This case is sort of a mixed bag for me. While there is a lot I like, there is also things that need to be improved. First lets talk about what I liked. The design of the case is just awesome, it really has a futuristic look to it and really is not like anything else that is out there right now. On top of that the case is packed with 6 included fans, that is sure a lot! The Agusta’s dual chamber design puts the hard drives on the bottom, which gets them out of the way of larger video cards and make room for other hardware. There is USB 3.0 support and a fan controller that supports up to 5 fans. All of these things are what make Agusta a great case.
The first thing that really turned me off about the Agusta was the amount of plastic on it, there is a lot. The front door is made of plastic and I can see this being broke over time. I also had the tendency to pick the case up from the door. With just the case this is fine, but add in a full compliment of hardware and it is likely that the door will break. I would have liked to have seen higher quality materials here.
The case also has some fundamental flaws that we never like to see. There is hardly any room at all behind the motherboard tray to route your cables. You will find this out when you try to put the back side panel back on after you have installed your system. On top of that the cable routing holes are not that large at all and it is hard to route more than one cable through them. The routing hole for the CPU power cable actually gets covered up by the motherboard so if you want to route your cable this way you will have to do it before you install your motherboard. With six fans included it would have been nice to have fan filters on this case, there are none to be found.
At the end of the day this is a very attractive case that does have some great features. If you can deal with some of the issues we pointed out then this case could be for you. Right now you can pick up the Raidmax Agusta Case for around $100 at my favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Raidmax Agusta Case a 7 out of 10 score.
– Unique design
– Support for up to 8 hard drives
– 6 fans included
– Fan controller
– Not much of any room behind the motherboard tray to route cables
– Cable routing holes not that big at all
– Lots of plastic