Game Max Onyx RGB Tempered Glass Chassis Review

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Game Max Onyx

Today is a very exciting day here at eTeknix HQ, as we’re taking a look at our very first Game Max chassis! The Onyx is already a popular product, having sound quite well, we’re eager to see what all the fuss is about. With a focus on competitive prices, while still delivering the high-end features you would expect from most brands premium products, it’s easy to understand why it’s so popular, but we’re here to take a much more in-depth look that the specifications table doesn’t let you appreciate.

“Game Max Onyx is made with a very simple and classic design but the tempered front panel and the attractive tempered glass is on both sides of the case. There is one button at the top to control your LED’s freely, 3 x RGB 120mm fans included make the Black Onyx an ideal solution for the gaming enthusiast and an excellent cooling solution to help keep the computer temperature low. There is 1 x USB3.0 and 2 x USB2.0 located on the top giving the user easy access, The I/O ports allow you to connect to most media storage devices.”

Tempered glass front and side panels, three high-quality RGB fans pre-installed, an LED lighting control switch, room for an ATX motherboard, high-end graphics cards, a built-in PSU shroud, and much more, it’s certainly ticking all the right boxes for a great chassis. Of course, one of the most appealing aspects is that all these features come included in a chassis that costs just under £80!

A Closer Look – Exterior

Right out of the box, this is one fantastic looking chassis, with tempered glass on both sides, as well as on the front panel, it certainly makes for a stunning display case. Of course, with the system lights off, it’s quite reflective, but you can still see through the tinted glass.

All of the glass panels are easily removable, with four thumbscrews and rubber grommets on each panel, allowing you relatively easy access to the interior.

The front panel looks pretty featureless with the lights off, but as you’ll see shortly, it’s really not!

Located at the top front of the chassis, you’ll find a tidy I/O panel, with three nicely designed buttons for LED control, power, and reset. There’s a single USB 3.0 port, HD audio jacks, as well as 2 x USB 2.0 ports.

Down the right side, more tempered glass, so you’ll need to take a little care with your cable routeing, but at least the chassis will look great from all angles.

At the back, things are pretty standard, with a fan mount at the top, expansion slots in the middle, and a PSU mount at the bottom.

The fan mount is a 90mm fitting, although no fan is included here; it’s unlikely you’ll need one, but you can add one if you wanted to.

There are seven expansion slots, each fitted with a reusable ventilated metal cover; more than enough room for a multi-GPU configuration.

At the top, a magnetic fitting dust filter for the top fan mounts; very easy to remove and clean.

You’ll find room for 2 x 120mm fans here, although space is limited on the interior, so you may not be able to mount a radiator here unless it’s very thin and there’s no hardware on the motherboard that would conflict.

there are two full-width feet on the chassis, giving it excellent stability, but also some extra ground clearance for the PSU air intake, which comes fitted with a slide-out and washable dust filter.

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8 Responses to “Game Max Onyx RGB Tempered Glass Chassis Review”
  1. Sic Semper Beats says:

    Knock off 805

    • Peter Donnell says:

      £40 cheaper and just as good build quality… you make the similarities sound like a bad thing.

      • Sic Semper Beats says:

        I only said three words bro. I doubt the quality is as good because this is full steel and plastic as the 805 is entirely made of sandblasted aluminum. I said knock of because the case has a shameless copy of the honeycomb front design from the 805.

        • The ShadowWw says:

          and it has a basement and rubber grommets, there is also a case called Segotep SG-K7 and Omega Rgb X, so in term of estetics it’s better then all of these

          • Sic Semper Beats says:

            Aesthetics is subjective and up to tastes. So it’s no way it can be better it’s up to the user. If you have custom cables some people like to show that off without a basement. And rubber from Kenya aren’t necessary when the aluminum is soft around the edges and you have good cable management. Grommets are ugly

          • George Pearl says:

            it has no plastic on it. I own this case and am very impressed with the build quality, worth a lot more than it costs.

  2. Aidan Morris says:

    Over here in Australia we have a case that looks very similar and I have tried to research and find it but it doesn’t seem to exist. It is called the ACase Glaze RGB Gaming Case, is this the same case? It is being sold for $149 AUD and has very similar but not identical features, anyone know if its the same?

  3. Richie b says:

    I have this case and got it from maplins at £95.

    Its has a few flaws like fitting the radiator, unable to fit 2 fans underneath the rad as the asus motherboard is to wide and has 12volt plug in the way and the ram sticks are also to in the way.

    So hardy any head room for attaching any fans on my cooler master rad.

    Little issue, The rubber feet mounts are rubbish and fall off, the sticky pads need better glue, so moving around the pc case move with ease and place case carefully om a surface.

    The usb 3 adapter don’t fit on my board as no plug socket for it, so is useless to me and I do have 2 usb 3 sockets. So I would of liked 2 front usb 3 sockets and possible extension leads with fitted usb adapters. so I could of plugged in round the backend from the motherboard to the usb sockets.

    But guess you get what you pay for. May chop the lead and solider a usb lead on instead…

    The front glass has hardly any air flow sucking into the case and suppose they could of made a small wide plastic top air flow filter and a bottom one attached to the glass panel. made the glass a tiny bit smaller. Guess I’m the one for ideas..

    Mounts for Dvd player, blueray, burner, they are in the case for fitting two drive bays. What the hell. They is no way of fitting any drive bays unless that you want to dremel and cut away front metal and remove one fan. Then have to cut the glass to size and make 2 new mounts fit glass back.

    So you’ll have to use extenals drives unless you don’t mind bit of diy.

    I prefer a case where you can mount in drive bays and over digital mounted bays for controls of fans and temp, ect. User choice, what You able to afford.

    All in all not a bad case and looks great..

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