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Raijintek Ophion Review: Mini Case with Glass Window

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The Raijintek Ophion offers space inside for a complete ITX system with graphics card and drives as well as a maximum of three case fans. In contrast to normal housings there are however several limitations to consider, which are caused by the small dimensions.

As already mentioned, the installation height of CPU coolers is limited to a maximum of 90 millimetres, according to Raijintek. This means that, apart from water cooling and server coolers, only top blowers are used. Since the glass pane lies above the base, users should consider whether they really want to get too close to the maximum height: If there is only a few millimeters of space left between the fan and the glass pane, the cooling performance is likely to deteriorate significantly.

The graphics card is limited to a maximum length of 330 millimeters and the dual-slot format. The graphics card is connected to the mainboard via a PCI-E-X16 riser cable (3.0), which is already installed in the case ex works.

The housing accommodates a standard ATX power supply unit for which the entire height is available. However, you should not fully plan for them, as the drive and cable still have to be accommodated above them. But the usual midrange power supplies with a length of 160 millimeters have no problems with space. The power supply can be aligned in both directions so that it sucks air either from the glass window or from the direction of the graphics card.

A single 2.5-inch drive can be installed directly behind the front, with a maximum of two 2.5″ drives or a single 3.5″ drive in the lid. However, these can only be installed if the front 120 fan in the lid is dispensed with.

No fans are fitted as standard in the Raijintek Ophion, a maximum of three models are possible: two 120 fans each in the lid and another in the base. The latter, however, is limited to a maximum installation height of 15 millimetres.

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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 Berlin.

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