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Raijintek Asterion Classic Case Review

A Look Inside
Getting inside the Asterion Classic is pretty easy, just remove the four screws on the side panel and carefully remove it. Once inside you can see we have a pretty open design, with exception to the power supply cover. The interior is all black, having matching silver would have been nice. While the panels of the case are aluminum the interior section of the case is SPCC.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

Starting at the front of the case there are two more 120 mm fans included, giving us a total of three 120 mm fans included with this case. You can also fit two 140 mm fans here or watercooling radiators up to 360 mm. This section of the case can be completely removed from the for easy installation of fans or radiators. I am a little concerned about airflow here, while there are vents on the side of the case, they are actually covered up by the tempered glass side panels. The only real access to air for these fans is the bottom of the case and that is very limited.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

As I mentioned most of the case is pretty open so you won’t have any issues with longer graphics cards. The motherboard tray supports motherboards all the way from Mini-ITX to E-ATX. You’ll also see a very large CPU cutout and four large cable routing holes.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

There is a large power supply cover that extends most of the bottom of the case. It is cut a little short to make room for thicker radiators or push-pull watercooling setups. The power supply cover isn’t simply just a cover, you can also mount two 2.5-inch drives, or a combination of a 2.5-inch drive and 3.5-inch drive. There are also three cable routing holes down here to connect all of the cables that go to the headers on your motherboard.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

At the rear of the case we of course have that 120 mm exhaust fan and we can see our expansion slot covers. Since this case supports E-ATX motherboards we have eight here. They do not have thumbscrews and they have to be accessed by removing the security cover on the back of the case.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

At the top of the case we can see the mounting holes for either three 120 mm fans, two 140 mm fans, or watercooling radiators up to 360 mm.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

Removing the opposite side panel and taking a look at the back of the case we can see a few more features. There are mounting point for two more hard drives, one sits below the CPU cutout and the other one is towards the top left corner. If you do happen to use this one you will lose one of the larger cable routing holes.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

As far as space behind the motherboard tray you have just under an inch, which should be more than enough room to route cables. There are also a handful of cable tie-down points, but I feel there could have been more.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

At the bottom oft he case you’ll find where you mount your power supply. There are two rubber spacers that will lift your power supply off the bottom of the case for proper airflow.

Raijintek Asterion Classic

There is a small hard drive cage hidden under the power supply cover as well. It has two plastic removable trays that support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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