A few months back a company called Riotoro was born, which was started by folks who worked at Corsair and Nvidia. At first, it only operated in Latin America, but for CES 2016, the company announced a case that it will use to enter the U.S. market – the Prism CR1280. The interesting thing about this case is that it is fully RGB-lit.
Lighting aside, the case features a relatively straightforward design. Inside, there is room for an E-ATX motherboard, four dual-slot graphics cards up to 400 mm long, CPU coolers up to 180 mm tall, and PSUs up to 220 mm long. There is also room for four 3.5” hard drives and four 2.5” drives. The hard drives and PSU reside in a separate compartment at the bottom of the case so that they have their own airflow channel for noise isolation.
The case’s frame is made from steel, but also has bits of aluminum and plastic, and it measures 478 x 250 x 577 mm with the feet installed.
For cooling, the case can hold two 120 or 140 mm fans at the front, three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans at the top, and a single 120 or 140 mm fan at the rear exhaust port. On all these locations, the corresponding radiators for water cooling can be mounted, too. Included as standard kit is a single 120 mm exhaust fan and two RGB-lit 120 mm intake fans.
The RGB lighting in the case lights up a ring around the front I/O, the Riotoro logo, and the two fans on the inside. The lighting can be adjusted to any one of 256 different colors with the switch at the front. Next to that are also two switches to control the fan speed, along with two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and the usual pair of HD audio jacks.
Pricing will sit at $139.99, and Riotoro plans to launch the case in the U.S. in February.
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Not a bad case for $140. To bad they didn't build in a USB connection to the led controller and get some software out to change the lighting.Reply
The title is a bit misleading. The case is not fully RGB lit.Reply
It consists of two RGB intake fans, the little RGB border around the I/O, and an RGB logo. The lights near the rear are all on the motherboard, and the waterblock has its own LEDs. That is not fully, nor is it worthwhile.
Ill take an Enthoo pro with separate RGB lights any day.
I'll hold back on any comments until I see a full review of the above chassis. There may be changes during production as well as most case makers have done from prototype to launch date.Reply
How are fans going cross direction, "streamlined airflow"?Reply
How are fans going cross direction, "streamlined airflow"?ASSUMING ( cuz we all know how that goes) based upon the feet there is a air mess vent bottom streamlined from the bottom air would come in there, to just the top fans.
but that's ASSUMING, as i said.
i like the user interface on the front panel, wish more case manufacturers would make this exactly these amount and specific type of ports and buttons the minimum standard feature once a case hits the $100 price point. ( altho i see no reason to even make usb 2 ports any more and at $100+ cases or m/b don't even dare cite cost i'd rather have 8 usb3.0 4 rear 4 front than 8-16 usb2.0+4/6 usb3.0)