As I said earlier on in the review; I albeit rather guiltily hadn’t heard of Element Gaming before I was offered the sample for review. After looking on their website, it’s clear that they offer a range of peripherals and cases at gamers and media creators. Only being able to find the Raidmax Hyperion case on Google search, meaning this is an OEM case made for Element Gaming by Raidmax, it certainly explains the fans.
However, it’s not a problem as far as I’m concerned, but worth a mention. PC manufacturers use OEM’s to make their components all the time. The PSU and CPU AIO market is littered with them.
Performance wise, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to note that the Hyperion did well in the cooling duties. It is well stocked in the fan department boasting 4 out of the box. Running them at 12v straight from the PSU meaning they pushed a fair amount of air and subsequently heat out of the case in Bristol fashion.
Coming in at £54.99, I think the Hyperion is excellently priced. It boasts a lot of features and cooling options as well as, and this is a matter of taste, gamer orientated features such as LED fans and the nice blue accent along the top of the case. The front IO is well positioned and easy to access and the actual footprint of the case is quite small and compact for an M-ATX case when compared to other tower shaped cases on offer.
However, the Hyperion did have some things I didn’t agree with. The dust filter material in the top of the case should be a removable filter. With the fans in the stock exhaust settings they come out of the box the filter will trap dust inside the roof of the case.
Secondly, the hard drive caddy in the bottom left of the rear chamber would be better positioned above the PSU or tilted 90-degrees so both grommet holes can be used simultaneously. However, with that being said, being able to remove the outer HDD mount bracket or the caddy with screws give you the option to use either or to your benefit.
- Silver Award – If you’re looking for a small, compact, cube sized case for your gaming gear and like the look of LED fans in your computer you’ll definitely be pleased with the Hyperion from Element Gaming. It boasts excellent thermal performance, dual chambers to hide cables and hard drives out of sight and comes in at a very attractive price.
Huge thanks to Element Gaming for sending me the Hyperion to review and I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.
– Small form factor
– Large windowed side panel
– Large interior
– Cable management options
– Molex connectors on the fans scream cheap
– Change the placement of the hard drive cage
– Dust filter on top panel should be removeable
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