Raijintek Asterion Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
A Closer Look – Exterior
Straight away we can see that the entire left side of the chassis is just a huge sheet of heavily tinted tempered glass. It sits flush into the frame of the chassis too, giving it a flowing design from the edges of the front panel and the curvy top section.
Flip to the other side, and you’ll find the Asterion looks just as sexy from the other side, with another huge cut of heavily tinted tempered glass here! Both panels are mounted on metal pegs with rubber washers, held in place by four aluminium thumb screws for easy access.
The front panel offers up a full-height piece of black brushed aluminium, which certainly gives it a premium quality look and feel. As we said before, this is a very similar design what we’ve seen in the past from Raijintek, but when it looks this good, why change such a great design.
Tucked away at the top, there’s a small power button with LED edge lighting. If you look closely, you’ll also see that the edges of the front panel are cut to give it a silver edge, which just adds a stylish bit of trim to the otherwise black chassis design. There’s a decent front I/O too, with four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio jacks right where you’ll want them.
Around the back, everything looks pretty straight forward, with passive ventilation at the top, a 120/140mm fan mount, 8 expansion slots, four cable/water routing holes, and a bottom mounted PSU cut-out.
The top panel is nice and tidy too, with a clip-in mesh filter cover that sits flush with the aluminium top panel.
Pop that panel out, and you’ll find room for 240/280/360mm worth of fans/radiators, and the same again behind that tall front panel.
On the base, four hard-wearing rubber feet, as well as two slide out and washable dust filters. The rear filter feeds air to the PSU, while the front one is the main intake for the front mounted cooling.