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Raidmax Scorpio V Mid-Tower Case Review

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The first thing that stands out when looking at the Scorpio V is the large side panel window that will show off all of your hardware.


The reverse side of the case shows an extruded side panel which should assist in cable management, making it very easy to hide away the excess power supply cables. On the left side of the above image, you can also see the hinges for the front of the case, which opens to reveal the 5.25″ optical drive bays.

The Scorpio V has a clean looking front panel, which features a hinged opening front cover. Behind this cover are three external 5.25″ optical drive bays. The Scorpio V features no 3.5″ external drive bays, but who uses those anymore anyway? At the bottom, is a large black panel with a honeycomb design behind it. This section also doubles as a fan filter, which isn’t removable.
If you swing the case around 180 degrees, you’ll see that there are two grommets for water cooling tubing which are directly above the rear exhaust fan. The Scorpio V features a bottom mount power supply, and has 8 PCI expansion slots.
This exhaust fan can be any size from 120mm all the way down to 80mm. From the factory it ships with a 120mm fan installed.


The top of the Scorpio V features a pop up panel which covers your top 120mm fan mounting holes. This panel also doubles as a fan filter, though the filter is not removable. The Scorpio V is capable of support a 2x120mm radiator in the top of the case, for those who may be interested in water cooling.



Near the front of the top panel are two fan controller switches, as well as a pair of USB 2.0 ports. Directly under these is an external SATA hard drive connection, for easily connecting and accessing files without having to pull the computer side panel off. A cover here would keep any damage from happening to the SATA connection as I can see this space being used to store stuff when there is no drive occupying the space.

raidmax_scorpio_v_case_usb3On the opposite side of the top panel are two USB 3.0 ports as well as headphone out and microphone in connections.



Behind the front panel there is a 120mm LED fan with the option to mount a second fan above it. Behind the 120mm fan are the hard drive bays.

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