- Category: PC Cases
- Published: Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:14
- Written by garfi3ld
USB 3.0 isn't the only piece sporting the black and blue color scheme, either. Just about any part of the cooling system in the raptor is colored cool blue: PCI mesh slot covers, front in-take LED fan, and the rear exhaust fan blades. The tool-less drive bay clips are also blue, with a black contrast matching the painted interior.
MSI markets the Raptor with an advanced airflow design, which in reality is far from the norm we see with most mid-towers today. As mentioned, the case comes with two pre-installed fans, front and rear 120mm's. Optional upgrades are two 120mm on the side panel, as well as a horizontal 120mm option in front of the hard drive bay. With an up to five fan cooling system and water cooling ready, it does certainly support more than the average budget case. The included fans are also extremely silent, so as long as you invest well you can easily keep the noise to a minimum.
That cooling system compliments the Raptor's capabilities, and thankful so. The case can hold full sized discrete video cards, with a 310mm breathing room between the back panel and the hard drive bay. The power supply bay is slightly raised with four pads on all corners, as well as a mesh base so the unit can be installed fan-side down.
You may find yourself pushing the heatsink dimensions. With a limitation of 160mm in height, models such as the Scythe Mugen 3 and the Noctua NH-D14 right (158mm) may be a tight fit.