BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Case - Closer Look at the Raider

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BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Case
Closer Look at the Raider
Features and Specifications
Testing and Installation
Final Thoughts
 
 
Closer Look:

We will start by removing the left side panel.  After this is out of the way, we can see the Raider has two 120mm intake fans pre-installed that are located at the bottom - in front of the HDD bays.  Moving up, we find a box inside the 5.25" optical drive that contains all the accessories.  Next, we can see the large motherboard cut-out for installing an aftermarket heatsink.

Left Side Off
Left Side Off
Right Panel Off
Right Panel Off
 

 
In the rear, we find a 120mm exhaust fan pre-installed.  Moving down to the bottom, we can see the power supply support system.  The supports are a little small in my opinion, but should do the job just fine. 
 
Next, we remove the right side panel to reveal ample room to run all the required cables.  We also find the 4pin Molex connector that powers the built in fan controller which can control up to four standard 3-pin case fans.

Front Off
Front Off
Power Supply Area
Power Supply Area
 
    
 
The front and top of the raider can be easily removed by simply pulling up on rear of the case.  Please be cautious of the control panel and fan wires so that you don't get over zealous and ruin this feature.  The top rear does have an opening for mounting an extra exhaust fan.  The front can be removed by pulling forward on the bottom the front case bezel.  It locks at the bottom and slides up into the top.  Once it is removed you can pull out the blanks for your optical drives.  This is also where you access the front case fan screws and blanks that are in the chassis.
 
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On the next page we'll take a look at the specifications before we jump into testing.