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Raijintek Asterion: Spacious E-ATX Case Reviewed

Exterior Appearance

The case is available in two colours: black and silver. Aluminium was used, which is provided with a Brushed look in the colour black. At the side, two tinted tempered glass panes allow a view of the interior, which only becomes visible when the lighting is switched on – and not really well either, you can rather guess what is inside. The dark tint also ensures that the cables laid on the back are not visible. To keep the glass intact, the screws are underlaid with rubber washers. Typical is the white printed “R” on the front, which stands for “Raijintek”. In the upper front area is the power switch, which is marked with a clearly visible LED ring.

I/O-Panel des Raijintek Asterion
I/O-Panel des Raijintek Asterion

The well-equipped I/O panel is then located on the top: four USB 3.0 ports as well as audio in and out. By the way: Two of the USB 3.0 ports have a USB 2.0 crossover. This is well thought out, because many motherboards only offer one USB 3.0 header. A mesh grid can also be found on the top. It expands the ventilation options. The remaining housing material consists of anodised and brushed aluminium.

All classic connections are found on the back:

  • one output for mainboard outputs
  • a space that can accommodate a 120 or 140mm fan
  • eight PCI slots

The upper section still leaves plenty of room for the installation of thick radiators, and four rubber feedthroughs are also available. The lower area is reserved for a classic ATX power supply. A 120 mm fan is pre-assembled on the rear. The highlight: a lighting effect.

The underside is equipped with four rubberized feet and two dust filters. The dust filters are located under the power supply unit and under the hard disk cage. Altogether a successful ensemble, one could simply pull them out – but unfortunately they are screwed together.

One thing remains to be said: The side panels are susceptible to dust and fingerprints, so care must be taken during assembly.

The workmanship of the Asterion Midi-Tower is not always of high quality, as you can see for example at the dust filter on the underside (where fortunately it is not noticeable). It can also be criticised that the side wall rests directly on the aluminium frame of the lower part, which over time causes scratches. This can be improved with foam strips or another solution. However, the entire housing is screwed and not riveted. For Casemodder it is therefore easy to dismantle the case without having to drill blind rivets.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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