Raijintek Coeus Evo Review – Glass Midi Tower with USB Type C
The Raijintek Coeus Evo TC Midi-Tower has everything you’d expect from a case today. In addition to the generous use of tempered glass, four 120 mm fans with LED lighting were fitted to the case in this version. The front panel has a “Type C” USB port – however, it must be connected to the back panel of the motherboard via a cable if the motherboard does not have a USB port on the PCB. The biggest weak point is the small distance between the chassis and the glass, so that the airflow is not optimal.
The design is quite pleasing with the use of tempered glass, even if this of course depends on the viewer. I would deduct points for the rubberized “carrying handles”. Since the tower stands on two identical feet, these were probably added for a uniform look. The tower is solid and heavy. At first glance, the tower doesn’t look as long as other midi towers, but is slightly higher than other cases in this segment. This is mainly due to the fact that the tower offers a lot of space for radiators in the lid. This means that even large RAM kits can be installed without these being concealed or even completely preventing the installation of a heat exchanger.
What I personally don’t like are the fans – visually this class looks good and the white lighting makes a good impression. However, they are supplied with power via Molex and have an on/off switch. A possibility to use this option by button on the housing or by software would be much more practical.
Another drawback of the Raijintek Coeus Evo is the small distance between the tempered glass in the front and the top, so that air can hardly be drawn in. With a trip to the hardware store you can probably solve this with the help of spacers and new thumbscrews, but the otherwise very good tower will be devalued in my opinion.
Scope of Delivery
The well packaged tower comes with relatively ample accessories: In addition to four thumbscrews for the power supply and various other screws, five self-adhesive cable ties that can be attached as required and a motherboard alarm “loudspeaker” are included.
The Raijintek Coeus Evo TC is made as you would expect from a case in this price range: Top! The combination of steel, aluminium and tempered glass makes a particularly high-quality impression and I could not notice any defects.
|Name||Raijintek Coeus Evo TC|
|Materials||Aluminium, tempered glass, steel, plastic|
|Dimensions||235 x 544 x 444 mm (W x H x D)|
|Form factor||E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|2.5″ / 3.5″||4|
|I/O Port||2x USB 3.0 Type A
1x USB 3.0 Type C
1x each Audio In/Out
|Pre-installed fans||Front||3x 120 mm|
|Rear||1x 120 mm|
|Possible fans||Top||2x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm|
|Front||3x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm|
|Rear||1x 120 / 140 mm|
|Radiator mountings||Top||1x max. 240 / 280 mm|
|Front||1x max. 240 / 280 /360 mm|
|Rear||1x max. 120 / 140 mm|
|Clearance||CPU cooler||175 mm|
|GPU||350 mm (400 mm without front fan)|
|Power supply unit||1x Standard ATX|
System Construction in Raijintek Coeus Evo TC
The system construction in the Raijintek Coeus Evo TC is fun, but you have to keep in mind that due to the Tempered Glass cable management is mandatory. Here the cable holders help, which one can attach as desired, however, I would advise to remove the drive cage, if one does not need this necessarily. So the cables can be hidden on the ground. The area above the mainboard should be especially emphasized. Here radiators with fans can be installed without getting problems with the main memory or coolers of the mainboard.
HDDs or SSDs can be mounted behind the mainboard tray. Simply screw the four rubberized screws to the data memories and then insert them into the tray at the appropriate positions. There are various cable bushings around the mainboard for the connection cables. Unfortunately, these are not rubberized in the lower area and may be placed unfavorably depending on the mainboard. Unfortunately, additional cables are needed for the LED lighting of the fans, as these are supplied with power by Molex. At the same time you have to hide the on/off switches, which are attached to the fans by short cables.
The option to switch off the LED lighting is good, but unfortunately poorly implemented. When the system is finished, however, the white lighting looks very good and is not too bright. The hardware is installed as usual and you don’t have to accept any restrictions. Graphics cards with a length of up to 35 cm can be installed, if the fans at the front are omitted, even 40 cm of space remain. The space in the lid can be used for radiators of AiO water coolers. Of course you can also show a custom water cooling in the case.
I like the tower. In addition to the Raijintek Coeus Evo TC in ATX form factor, there is also the Raijintek Coeus Elite TC Micro-ATX case. I wouldn’t recommend the Midi Tower for high-end gaming PCs, at least not without small modifications. The airflow is in need of improvement in my eyes, but this is a trend that can be seen in many cases. The fans look good and are relatively quiet, but Molex connections don’t really have to be there. Optically the case makes a good impression and is very valuable and well processed.
Raijintek Coeus Evo TC
Water Cooling Support
Value for Money
Interesting midi tower with great design, good water cooling support and USB type C in the front panel. A slightly better airflow would certainly upgrade the case, but a good case for the price.