Raidmax Monster II Case Overview
The Raidmax Monster II has a really cool and unique look to it like most Raidmax cases. While the case does have a cool look, sadly the front and top of the case are made of plastic. The rest of the case is made of steel. The case is all black and that seems to be the only color Raidmax is offering the Monster II in currently.
If we take a look at the front of the case we can see that plastic front bezel. They are hard to see, but there are two 5.25-inch drive bays here. I like that Raidmax was able to hide them so well.
The front of the case easily pops off by pulling from the bottom. Once removed we can see there is a large fan filter and 140 mm included blue LED fan. There is room for a second 140 mm fan there as well.
Moving up to the top of the case we have our front panel connections that are made up of two USB 3.0 ports, HD audio connections, as well as a power and reset button. Now the top of the case does have handles on it, but they are made of thick plastic, I would not recommend trying to pick up your system by these once you have your hardware installed.
The top part of the case can actually be removed as well, although it is not specifically mentioned in the manual. You need to have the front of the case already off and you slide the top towards the front and it will come off. Once removed we see another fan filter and room for 2 more 140 mm fans.
The main side panel has a smoked side panel window that will show off your motherboard and graphics card.
Moving around to the back we find an included 140 mm fan, it is a normal fan not a LED fan. This being a mid-tower we have 7 expansion slots and our power supply will be mounted on the bottom of the case. Interesting that there are thumbscrews on each side panel, but not on the expansion slots, which use normal screws.
There is a pull-out fan filter at the bottom of the case. Sadly this is the only fan filter on the case that can be easily removed.
Looking at the bottom of the case we can see that it has the same design as the top of the case. This will actually lift the case off the ground for better airflow.