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GameMax Starlight PC Case – £51 for ALL this ?

Rating: 8.0.

Brand new for 2018 Game Max announced the Starlight RGB, an ATX Mid Tower gaming case. It features a full tempered glass side panel, Halo Rainbow RGB fan and a Rainbow RGB strip on the front. With a recommended price tag of £65 is it a budget case worth buying? 

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Specifications:

  • Form Factor:  Mid Tower
  • Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
  • Supported Radiator Size: 280mm
  • Supported Radiator Positions: Front, Top
  • Body Material: 0.6mm SPCC steel
  • Front Bezel Material: ABS plastic
  • Side Panel: Tempered Glass
  • Internal Cable Management Depth: 28mm
  • Internal Bays: 2 x 3.5” Internal, 2 x 2.5” Internal
  • Expansion Slots: 7 x Full Size
  • Cooling Front: Space For 3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm Fans
  • Cooling Top: Space For 2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm Fans
  • Cooling Rear: Space For 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm Fan (1 x 120mm Halo Single-Ring Rainbow RGB Fan inc.)
  • IO Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio, 1 x Microphone
  • GPU Max Length: 370mm
  • CPU Cooler Maximum Height: 179mm
  • Unit (Product) Dimensions (mm): 218mm x 465mm x 472mm (W x H x D)
  • Packaging Dimensions (mm): 275mm x 510mm x 520mm (W x H x D)
  • Net Weight (KGs): 6.2 KGs

Test build components:

  • Intel i5-7400 Processor
  • FSP Windale 4 CPU Cooler
  • ASUS Strix Z270F Gaming Motherboard
  • ASUS Dual series RX 580 graphics card
  • Patriot Viper DDR4 16GB 2400MHZ
  • Seasonic Prime Titanium 750W PSU
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Cooling performance:

Idle temperatures are just what we expect with the fans running quietly and everything staying very cool. Under maximum load after running AIDA 64 for 10 minutes we saw the CPU reach a high of 58C and the GPU reached a high of 77C.

It’s a little warmer than some cases we have tested with these components but also cooler than others. The cooling is about average and the components are well within safe limits.

The Gamemax Starlight PC case can be found for sale HERE for £51.75 inc vat.

Pros:

  • Attractive to look at
  • RGB Lighting with plenty of control
  • Tempered glass side panel
  • PSU shroud
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Build quality isn’t great
  • No HDD or SSD trays
  • Narrow cable management space
  • Fan controller only works with specific fans

Kitguru says: The Gamemax Starlight case certainly lives up to its name with it’s beautiful lighting but at this price point you do have to deal with some compromises due to the competitive pricing. It is ultimately let down a little by the build quality and some sharp metal edges.

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Rating: 8.0.

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