The Raidmax Scorpio V is a great looking computer chassis at an affordable price with all the features you need including space for water cooling and USB 3.0 connections.
Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 5/5
Recommendation: 5/5 Stars
The Raidmax Scorpio V is a great looking case that has a lot of features you could expect in a more expensive case but at an affordable price. The Scorpio V has room for eight hard drives and 3 optical drives while the case can hold an ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX and EATX motherboard.
The top of the case has a slanted spot and connection for a 2.5” HDD that is hot swappable while the top also holds the power, reset buttons, indicators and USB connections. The top USB connections include two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 connections leaving the front panel for the optical drives and grill.
The top also has the usual front panel audio stereo and microphone connections as well as two fan speed switches for the two internal fan controllers. The front panel has a right hinged door to hide the three 3.5 inch optical drives bays with a black grill with the front fan behind it.
There is also a rear fan but spaces inside for other fans include space on the top panel for fans or water cooling like a 240mm radiator. The top panel does come off easily for installing fans and radiators which is a nice feature for installing a system.
The motherboard area has plenty of room for longer video cards and there is plenty of space for installing your motherboard as well as other components. I put my Asus Sabertooth 990FX with a Noctua NH-D14 cooler that just fits the case with a little room to spare.
The larger CPU cooler has enough room for you to close the side panel and the interior fans kept the system cool during gaming and testing. There is more room for fans if you need additional cooling and with the top and side spaces there should be enough if you fill the system with more hard drives or video cards.
The bottom mounted PSU space has a bottom filter screen at the power supply space as well as the empty spot between the PSU and the drive cage. There is plenty of space when I have my system installed and even an Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus would fit with enough room for the extra-long cooler on a video card.
The Scorpio V does have enough room but things would get a bit crowded if you installed three video cards or other cards on an ATX or EATX motherboard. I had no problems fitting the Sabertooth ATX motherboard but a few features make the motherboard installation nice.
There is a large 6.5 by 5.25 inch hole behind the CPU area so you can access and remove the CPU cooler mounts on an ATX motherboard without removing the motherboard. There are three rubber grommet holes on the motherboard tray so you can get your top panel wires and hard drive cables routed without worry.
There is also a smaller slot without a rubber grommet near the top rear for passing the wires for a water cooling radiator if that is where the wires need to be routed. The Scorpio V does have a lot of nice features and installing a system is pretty easy as well as good looking.
The mid-sized tower has performed well and even at full load using both CPU and video card load programs I did not have any temperatures above normal. The two fans offer enough cooling for a single graphics card system but if you do install more cards you may need more fans.
The two fan controllers each have connections for two fans apiece so you can control four fans using the two controllers with decently long cables. The top panel USB 3.0 cable is the usual newer header cable for connecting directly to a motherboard and easily reaches the motherboard header.
I had no problems using the Raidmax Scorpio V and the stunning white color inside and out really highlights this enthusiast quality case at the affordable price of $70. I highly recommend the Scorpio V from Raidmax as a fantastic computer case with plenty of great features.
Mid-sized tower with room for water cooling
Room for extra-long video cards
Nice cable management
Top panel connections and controls
Top panel 2.5” HDD slot
Only comes with 2 fans