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Raidmax Alpha Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2017 4:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Raidmax

Inside the Alpha Continued

 

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The PSU cover has a bit of styling added to the side viewed through the window, but the top has a few more things to cover. There are two locations for 2.5" drive trays, a large hole for the front I/O and VGA cables, screws holding the top of the HDD cage in place, and we can see the hole at the front as well.

 

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In the back of the Alpha, we find a 120mm fan with a black frame and gray blades, which is powered via either a 3-pin fan connector or a 4-pin Molex connector. There are seven slots with ventilation next to them, but the lower six slot covers have to be broken out if intended to be used.

 

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Behind the motherboard tray, there is a minimum of 20mm for wires, and we see the front I/O wiring bundled over the pair of 2.5" drive trays. We also finally located the hardware, which is sitting inside of the HDD cage.

 

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The HDD cage supports only two trays, but each is made to have pins slip into a 3.5" drive, or with the use of M3 screws, you can also mount a 2.5" drive into them. Keep in mind too; this whole assembly can be removed, should you need more room for the PSU or possibly a pump and reservoir combo kit that is compact.

 

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At the back, still under the PSU cover, is where the PSU is to be installed. The PSU is supported with dense foam pads, and this area is short, requiring a compact PSU if you plan to keep the HDD cage in the Alpha.

 

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In this image, we have all of the connections that need to be made from the chassis to the motherboard or PSU. On the left we see a 4-pin Molex connection which is used to power the RGB LEDs, there is a native USB 3.0 connection, there is an HD Audio connection, and smaller connections for the power button, reset button, and HDD Activity LED.

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