Raijintek is doing a great job of opening up the market with their new product designs. I feel like the industry desperately needed a bench case like this. Sure, you can use it as a standalone display case, but if you want a bench station that doesn’t look like a standard bench case, I can’t think of an option I can point you to other than the Paean. This is an excellent offering in my opinion.
I did run into the minor hitch of not having quite enough space with the glass panel, but even I would think it’s worth grabbing some thick rubber washers from a hardware store to remedy the issue in what would probably be a rare occurrence. Hopefully, Raijintek can remedy this with a slightly longer design on the four posts of that side of the case. On the other hand, this case is primarily aimed at users with custom cooling loops. I don’t believe a user will have any issues, especially with a system that has blocks instead of air coolers on the GPU.
Currently, the Paean is about $166 on Amazon, which goes to show that using thick material for the motherboard tray and glass panels is going to cost you. On the other hand, you might be surprised to know that this is a middle ground price for display cases in general. This makes for what I would consider a fair price, even if it isn’t a steal of deal either. Considering, in my opinion, how unique this case is and the level of quality employed here, we happily award the Raijintek Paean the Pure Overclock Editor’s Choice Award!