Raijintek Styx Aluminium MATX Case Review
Published: 22nd October 2015 | Source: Raijintek | Price: £64.99 @ OCUK |
The Styx can take CPU coolers up to 180mm in height, and GPUs up to 280mm long. It's worth mentioning though that the full 280mm can only be achieved once your GPU has cleared the rear of the PSU and the assorted cables that sprout from it. What this means is that if you want to use a full length GPU you're going to have to mount it in the distal PCI slot. This in turn puts something of a crimper on the room available for a water cooling rad up in the roof. And when we say crimper, we mean it. The old EN8800 GT we have in our test rig is only a piddling 35mm think, which leaves only 45mm of space to fit both a rad and fans, which, we're afraid simply isn't enough for it to be a valid proposition. yYs you could get something up there, but the GPU and the rad would be fighting each other for air and it really wouldn't end well
On the board we have the PCI socket closest to the CPU would only allow for a GPU of less than 250mm, Granted our PSU is 170mm long, but even if you used a 160 or 150mm model you'd still be fighting the cables. As it is, we can't actually get or EN880GT to plug in without flexing it slightly, which isn't exactly a great idea.
If your GPU is less than 250mm and has its power sockets on the side then you could use it. Doing so opens up the roof for a 240mm thick rad with plenty of airspace between it and the GPU. Depending on the position of the Sockets on your Motherboard and the thickness of your GPU you're going to have in the region of 100mm of space to play with, which isn't at all bad.