The Raidmax Galaxy-988.
During a recent discussion with Kyle Felstein of www.aacdirect.com , he complained to me that THG did not pay sufficient attention to cases that are actually used by system integrators on a regular basis. After this discussion, I invited Kyle to send us one of the cases that he regularly uses to build many of his low-cost systems. Kyle shipped us the Raidmax Galaxy-988 for our review. The typical case that a system integrator might use to reach a particular price point is, in many instances, different from the case a buyer would choose to build a new system. The main reason for this, in our opinion, is simple dollars and cents. The Galaxy-988 provides an interesting point of comparison with the cases that a consumer would consider. The truth is actually quite shocking.
|Number Of Internal 3.5" Bays||2|
|Number Of External 3.5" Bays||2|
|Number Of External 5.25" Bays||4|
|Number Of Case Fans Supported||1 60 mm rear fan included, mounting for 1 60 mm fan in front, fan not included - 1 80 mm fan mounted in side panel window center|
|Power Supply Included||Optional|
|Special Features||Front-mounted USB behind flip-down door; optional knockouts for 1394 and front panel mounted audio; connectors and wiring not included with sample case|
|Size (HDW)||419 x 483 x 229 mm(16.5" x 19" x 9")|
|Sample Case Provided By||www.aacdirect.com|
|Estimated Cost||$47 US|
|Cooling Potential Rating||4|
|Construction Quality Rating||4|
|Overall Case Rating||4|