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Raijintek Thetis Window Chassis Review

Installation
To start off installation we will be installing our motherboard, which happens to be the ASUS Z170-A. It is a very tight fit getting the board inside the case, but once it is in there you are good. As I mentioned the standoffs are pre-installed so you don’t have to worry about any of that.

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Hard drives are next, I will be installing two solid state drives on the backside of the motherboard tray. This is easily done by attaching the hard drive screws to the bottom of each drive and then sliding them into the back of the motherboard tray.

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Now for the power supply, as I said it mounts vertically next to your motherboard. Getting it in there and holding it up while trying to screw it in was a little bit tricky. I think Raijintek could have done a better job with the mounting system here. Once installed you are going to want to connect the power cable. I did notice that when you have the power cable connected it actually covers the power switch on the power supply, at least ours, which is the Cooler Master V750.

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Now it is time to install our graphics card. Our MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X went in no problem, it is so weird seeing it upside down though. If you notice the graphics card does extend over to where the power supply is. So if you happen to have a longer power supply you might run into clearance issues.

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Now comes the task of organizing all of our cables. There are a decent amount of tie-downs on the backside of the motherboard, but there could have been more. Also Raijintek only included two zip ties, you are definitely going to need more. I was able to keep things pretty clean though.

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With everything installed and the side panels reinstalled you can see that since they are tinted you really cannot see much inside the case. Some people are either going to like this or hate it.

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One we power our system on the rear fan, our CPU cooler, memory, and graphics card light up. Even though it is not that vibrant, I would really suggest getting a RGB LED strip if you are planning on really showing off what you have inside your system.

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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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