The Raidmax Vampire is a great case and had a great time looking over it. If you’re in the market for a case ranging from $125-$150 which comes with a 2 year manufacture warranty; The Raidmax Vampire should be on your short list. The case includes several great features such as excellent cable management with plenty of tie down points and grommeted cut-outs, provides support for external water cooling and a 30w fan controller. The hot-swap 2.5” SSD exterior bay is a great feature for those on the go drives that are often dismounted for storage.
Although the 3.5” bays are not modular like most cases, the Vampire is still fully capable of supporting the largest graphic cards on the market while supporting up to 330mm in length. Installing the test system was nothing but a breeze and found a lot of room for expanding for a larger system or a better loop. With the entire motherboard tray extended out from the rear, it allowed enough space to mount the 120mm radiator in an abnormal position.
Unfortunately, the largest radiator this case supports is a 240mm unless you want to step up to the 200mm on top, modifying the case and pulling the hard drive bays will be necessary in order to have a front mounted radiator. The biggest Issue that I saw with this case was the left side panel catching, a simple 1-2mm shave on the top or bottom would do the trick and open flawlessly. Another minor detail was the second USB 2.0 port was not functional while the rest were in perfect working condition.
On a positive note, the large window gave us a full view of all our components when installed in the case and gave a slight blue glow from the installed blue LED fans installed during the build. Although this case has a few minor technical issues, this is an excellent case in the full tower category. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Raidmax Vampire Full Tower Case an 8 out of 10 score.
– Large window
– Cable anagement
– Great airflow
– Included fan controller
– Hot-swap SSD bay
– Doesn’t support larger custom water cooling without case modding
– Single USB 2.0 port doesn’t function
– Left side panel rubs against side
Feb 26, 2015 0