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Raijintek Thetis and Asterion Plus Chassis Review

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Posted January 8, 2018 by Josh Jackson in Cases & PSU

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $149.00 for Asterion and 89.99 for Thetis
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Professional Aesthetics, Excellent Quality, Unique Feature in Drive Bay on Asterion, PSU Placement on Thetis, Very Easy to Build in
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Panels on Asterion are a bit flimsy, Lack of Accessories like Zip Ties
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Raijintek only needs a little more polish on the Asterion, but the full tower chassis is still a pleasure to build in. The Thetis however, is a great design that would make a great SFF computer with room to build. Both cases are strong offerings though.
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Builds

Once again, we’ll start with the Thetis and see how the PSU installs. The process is basically the same as always, except for the extension cable that needs to be plugged in after the unit is in place.

The build ended up being pretty easy. I did realize that with a micro ATX board, I’d recommend doing the PSU after installing the board for future reference. The space was a bit tight, but nothing that I couldn’t manage either. You also might want to have your hoses on the RAM side when you install a liquid cooler to make plenty of room to fit a GPU inside. The back side gave us some really good space to manage cables for such a small design. There were some good tie off spots, but I would like to see Raijintek include more zip ties in the future. Overall, the build experience was quite excellent, even if we need to use four thumb screws to hold each glass panel in.Moving on to the Asterion, I only found two problems in the build process that wasn’t even a huge deal. There’s a bracket that mounts to the PSU, which should allow you to slide the unit in from the back of the case. However, the cut out wasn’t large enough for my (super fantastic) Enermax MaxTytan. That said, it was really easy to remove the PSU cover, completely negating my issue. On top of that, I want my unit to be shown off so I didn’t put the cover back on anyways.

Jumping to the finished build, the rest of my components slid in with no trouble at all. Full towers are the way to go when it comes to making a computer build much easier.

The Asterion, much like the Thetis, has ample room for cable management. That said, I needed some more tie off spots toward the front of the case to make management a bit easier, especially with the longer custom nature of the Sleemax cables. This would normally be a minor issue, but the panel isn’t rigid enough to keep the cables pushed in. You can see how when I first closed the back panel, the bottom edge was being pushed out. It only took a little more care to make sure that didn’t happen, but more tie off spots would certainly help. Behold! My unholy matrimony of Aorus and MSI graphics cards. I love Crossfire for that though. In the end, the Asterion does a great job of allowing me to finish with a clean build. Let’s move on and wrap this review up.

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