Raidmax has put together a pretty good case in the Cobra. The more aggressive look and the neon green LED fan really give it that Raidmax feel.
This case has pretty much everything a system builder would want. You have USB 3.0 support, room for 7 hard drives, 3 optical drives, 2 included fans with room for 3 more, and room behind the motherboard tray to route your cables. One thing that I really liked was both the tool-less systems on the optical drives and hard drives worked great. Having a tool-less system really cuts down on installation time. Also this is one of the first cases that has tool-less installation for 2.5-inch hard drives.
The neon green LED fan really looks great, I really hope the photos and video did it justice. It is not often you see neon green LED fans on cases. While the side panel window is small it does allow you to see inside the case, which will look great if you install another LED fan or another lighting source.
The real issue I had with this case is the fact that there is a cut-out for the CPU power cable, but it gets covered up by the motherboard when it is installed. Almost all motherboards are the same size at the top left corner. They are normally only shorter or longer at the bottom. So why is the hole there if it cannot be used with any motherboard? How did Raidmax miss this? Your guess is as good as mine.
Looking at the price ($75.99 at the time of this review), that just seems a little high for what you get. There are many cases in that same price range that I would recommend over the Cobra as they offer more cooling and better features. At the end of the day the Cobra is a good case that will get the job done, but that is about it. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Raidmax Cobra a 7 out of 10 score.
- Aggressive design
- Neon green LED fan
- Tool-less systems worked great
- Support for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives
- Cut-out for CPU power cable is completely useless
- Only a single USB 3.0/2.0 port
Jul 31, 2014 0