Raijintek Asterion Classic Overview
The Asterion Classic comes in two different versions, silver and black. We received the silver version, which has brushed silver aluminum panels and a black interior. There is a Plus version of the case as well, it has different side panels, a slim DVD bay, and a different front panel.
Starting at the front of the case you have that awesome brushed aluminum front panel. This is real a brushed aluminum panel (which you don’t find that often anymore on cases) and looks great. The panel has curved corners which also give the case as a whole a unique look. At the top center of the front of the case is a power button.
Moving up to the top of the case you’ll find your front panel connections which include four USB 3.0 ports and HD Audio connections. The rest of the top of the case is made up of a large ventilation section. Below this you can mount two 140 mm fans, or three 120 mm fans, or watercooling radiators up to 360mm.
The Asterion Classic has two tempered glass side panels. Each panel has a small darker border around it, but they are full side panels so you’ll be able to see everything inside of your system. While both side panels are tinted the main side panel is not as tinted as the back side panel so you can more easily see your hardware inside. The side panels are held into place by four large screws, which is pretty standard when it comes to these type of tempered glass panels.
Moving to the back of the case starting at the top there is a large section of ventilation holes, a rear included 120 mm fan (a 140 mm can be installed here too), expansion slots, watercooling holes, and the power supply mount at the bottom.
One the bottom of the case there are four rubber feet, which will lift the case off the ground for better airflow. There are also two filters on the bottom of the case. It would have been nice if they were easily removable, for cleaning etc, but they are both held into place by four screws.