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Riotoro CR480 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 18, 2017 4:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: RIOTORO

Riotoro CR480 Mid-Tower Chassis

 

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The CR480, when viewed from the front, shows that the front I/O panel is fitted in at the top of the bezel. Just below that, we run into a pair of plastic bay covers which will expose the 5.25" bays behind them. The rest of the panel has round holes drilled in it for airflow, and in red letters across the bottom, we find the Riotoro name staring back at us.

 

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The front I/O panel starts off with the power button on the left side. It is then followed by the USB 3.0 port, a pair of HD Audio jacks, another USB 3.0 port, and ends with a much smaller reset button on the right.

 

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The top panel matches the face of the chassis with its various size round holes drilled into it. We can also see eight holes to install a pair of 120mm fans into it, but unlike the CR240, in the CR480, there is not a dust filter found here.

 

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The left side of the chassis offers a relatively big window which is tinted a bit but affords a view inside of the chassis. We can make out the T logo near the top of the panel, and there is a red racing stripe which goes along with the name on the bezel.

 

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The back of the chassis is ready to accept an I/O cover and has a 120mm fan mounted in the exhaust location next to it. There are seven expansion slots which are accessed by removing the plastic cover, which leaves room at the bottom for the PSU.

 

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The right side of the CR480 is dressed for the party too. The racing stripe at the front is on this side, as well as another T-logo near the top of the panel.

 

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Hard rubber feet are used to support this chassis, and at the front, we see it is drilled for passive ventilation. There is an optional fan location in the middle, which supports a 120mm fan, but the back has a dust filter in place blocking the view of the ventilation the PSU will draw air through.

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