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titleWhen looking at cases for your next build, there are several ways that you can go.  On the high end, you have a plethora of options and can spend hundreds of dollars on one.  Then, there is the middle-of-the-road good quality case.  For a budget build, there are is also a litany of options.  When looking at a budget case there are some sacrifices that you make for the sake of price.  Today we are looking at the MSI Raptor case, a budget case with some interesting options.  Does this case’s unique options make up for the shortcomings of being a budget case, or is this another case you should skip even on a budget build?  Let’s put it through its paces and find out.

Product Name: MSI Raptor

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Review by: Wes. Chad, Adam

Pictures by: Wes


Specifications

Interceptor

Raptor

Model

IN-9410

Form Factor

ATX Mid Tower

Color / Type

Black (Steel)

Front Bezel Material

Mesh

Motherboard Support

ATX / MicroATX

5.25" Drive

3

3.5" Internal

6

Expansion Slots

7

USB 2.0 / 3.0

2 / 1 (Front Panel)

HD/97 Audio

Yes (Front Panel)

Card Reader

Yes

Included Fans

2 (120mm Front, Back)

Optional Fans

Up to THREE (3) addtl. 120mm fans

Dimensions (Chassis)

180(W) x 428(L) x 410(H) MM

Warranty

3 Years

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #22336 26 Jan 2012 19:59
A case from MSI? Take a look!
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22338 26 Jan 2012 22:32
How about, no wire management. While it is a cheap case, it doesn't cost extra to cut holes in the motherboard tray. It would have been nice to see this included.

Loving the installed card readers along with the USB3 header. Not sure about the blue but it does stick with the MSI theme.

No fan filters either but again, cheap price, not gonna get many options. Atleast you can buy filters if you ever wanted to go down that road later. Then again, my case didn't come with filters and that was way more than this, lol.

Seems like a stout entry level case. Good to see MSI doing something different.
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Lersar replied the topic: #22339 26 Jan 2012 22:49
Wingless92 wrote:
doesn't cost extra to cut holes in the motherboard tray.
I've got a few mods going right now that need some holes cut, want to come over and do it for free for me?
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22350 27 Jan 2012 03:40
Sure, make it your wedding gift?
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Lersar replied the topic: #22357 27 Jan 2012 07:15
Done, but you can't make them in the shape of mudflap girls. This will have to go in the same room as my soon-to-be wife. ;)
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22360 27 Jan 2012 07:18
BTW take a good look at the space between the motherboard tray and the side panel. There just isn't any space for wiring, holes wouldn't be useful. Size wise its just to small to fit in wire management of that style. Its noticeably smaller than the "normal" mid tower for most people.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22364 27 Jan 2012 07:54
Lersar wrote:
Done, but you can't make them in the shape of mudflap girls. This will have to go in the same room as my soon-to-be wife. ;)

How about

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22365 27 Jan 2012 08:20
how did you guys get a cutout of me?

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