I must make a note here that in order for us to get this review to you sooner, Ironside went ahead and shipped this in minimal and non-standard packaging. Ironside's packaging is undergoing a revamp and sound be available by the time this review goes live. We'll have to visit the new standard packaging during our next Ironside review.
What we see above is a simple Ironside-labeled cardboard box, inside of which we find the RAIDMAX case box surrounded by some packing peanuts. I detest packing peanuts, but they really do a good job of protecting items in shipping.
As you can see above, Ironside makes use of the industry-standard vacuum foam to protect the internal components from the various bumps along the way. It clearly works well as we have yet to receive a broken desktop from any company that has made use of this packaging method.
The following pictures are of the system:
This is the front of the system. In the picture, you can see the power and reset buttons (left and right) and the audio out/in ports flanked by two USB ports.
Here's a close up of the I/O. As you can see, we have the old PS/2 style keyboard and mouse ports, a D-Sub (VGA) port covered by a label advising users to use the GPU's output instead, two USB 2.0 ports followed by two more USB 2.0 ports and a gigabit Ethernet connection. Finally, we have the 5.1 channel audio connectors.
This is the left side of the machine and is the panel you would remove in order to gain entry to the system's main components.
After pulling the side panel, it's easy to see how little room the internal components take up in this mid-tower case. We see a clean job of cable management, despite not making use of a modular PSU. The excess cables are tucked away in the HDD rack.
The backside of the motherboard very neat, with very few wires as there are not very many power-hungry components in the system. You can see where Ironside tucked the excess cables away in the HDD rack.
Above, you can see one final look at the system from a different angle. The window is tinted, making viewing the internals slightly harder than a clear window.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Configurations and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Bundle & System Pictures]
- Page 3 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - CPU Tests]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Storage Tests]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - System Tests]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Gaming Tests]
- Page 8 [Temperatures and Noise & Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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