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RIOTORO CR280 Compact Mini-ITX Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 9, 2017 1:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: RIOTORO

Packaging

 

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As is the trend, Riotoro does not waste money on a fancy box that gets tossed in the bin the day the chassis arrives. In plain cardboard, we find screen printing showing us the RIOTORO name and the T logo, as well as an image of the chassis next to the CR280 naming. In the thick black bar at the bottom, we see that the CR280 is labeled as a Mini Tower ITX.

 

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When it comes to a side panel on chassis packaging, there are not many that are this simple. Riotoro used a lot of black ink on this panel just to have a spot for the large T logo.

 

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The back of the box offers up three renderings of the chassis with views from the top, inside of it, and from the front, while including two fans. While on site the information about specifications is cut short, the lower section of the back panel delivers all aspects of what this chassis has to offer.

 

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The last side of the packaging is back to simplicity. There is a black T logo at the top of the panel, but the bulk of it is used to allow shipping labels to be placed on it. We can also see that at the bottom of the box, not only is the company name there, but also the web address to look at the CR280 or other products in detail.

 

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Sticking to what has always worked in the past, Riotoro ships the CR280 initially wrapped up inside of a plastic bag. Once that is out of the way, the chassis sits in and is topped with thick Styrofoam caps, and Riotoro also adds a panel of it to cover the front bezel. All of these components of the packaging worked as intended. The box looked a bit rough around the edges, but inside we find our CR280 to be safe and sound with no visible damage.

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