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Raijintek Paean Case/Bench Table review

Rating: 8.0.

The Raijintek Paean is a case/test bench aimed at the enthusiast watercooling market. I say ‘case/test bench’ as it is a halfway house between the two – it can be laid horizontally, allowing easy access to the motherboard, or vertically, as with a traditional chassis. Either way, the Paean is an open frame chassis as it makes use of  just two side panels, meaning the front, back and top of the case is open to the elements. In this way, it is reminiscent of the ThermalTake Core P5.

Whatever type of chassis it may be, the Raijintek Paean is definitely a looker, thanks to its aluminium construction and tempered glass side panels. It does come at a cost, though – £149.99 here in the UK. Whether or not it is worth the money is something we will investigate in this review, as we look at build quality, practicality and cooling performance before giving a final verdict.

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Specification

  • Colour: BLACK Hair-silk anodized
  • Internal Colour: Matte Black
  • Dimension chassis body (D/W/H): 586*286*417mm
  • Carton Dimension: 655* 485*150 mm
  • Body Weight (N.W.): 14 KG
  • Body Weight (G.W.): 16.5 KG
  • Material: Aluminium 4.0mm + SGCC 1.0mm
  • M/B Type: ATX/MICRO ATX/MINI ITX
  • Graphic Card Support: Yes
  • Power Supply: PS-2
  • Power Supply Integration: Internal Bottom PSU (vertical), DVD Device, Slim DVD *1
  • 3.5″ Device: 3
  • 2.5″ Device (option/removable): 3
  • I/O Panel: USB3.0 *4
  • Hot Swappable: n/a
  • PCI Slot: 8
  • PCI Slot Tool-free: Yes
  • ODD & HDD Tool-free: Yes
  • Graphic Card Length: 310mm
  • Side Panel Style: 5.0mm Tempered Glass
  • Cable Management: Regular
  • Front Cooling Fan: 120mm*2G120mm*3 ; 140mm*2 fan or 240/280/360mm radiator

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  • JohnD

    So dust isn’t a con?!? I think it is. A big one.

  • Andrew Moore

    Well, I own both a Corsair Carbide Air 540 and a Thermaltake Core P5.This case is their lovechild 😀