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Akasa Venom Toxic Case Review

Akasa designed the interior of their Venom Toxic case to be almost entirely black but painted several parts with the same striking yellow paint, creating an interesting theme. This might feel like a waste to most since the case does not have a windowed side panel and internal aesthetic enhancements are pointless. The motherboard tray is cut behind the CPU area, allowing the installation of large CPU coolers without having to remove the motherboard from the case. There are numerous holes, large and small, covered by rubber grommets for routing cables from and to the back of the tray.

Here we can see the massive 230mm fan which Akasa installed at the top of the case, aided by the 140mm exhaust fan at the rear which looks tiny next to the 230mm behemoth. The rear exhaust fan has yellow blades, the top exhaust fan is entirely black.

Most of the case’s bottom has been perforated to allow the PSU to draw cool air from the bottom of the case and for the installation of the optional 120mm fan. Both holes have dust filters installed, although the fan’s filter requires opening the case and removing the fan in order to reach it. A PSU too long will block the installation of the optional bottom 120mm intake fan. The PSU will sit on rubber studs which should keep it scratch-free and absorb any vibrations.

The six 5.25” devices are being locked with plastic locking mechanisms but they can be secured with screws if necessary. The locking boards are another part which is painted bright yellow.

The case offers six 3.5” metallic trays for installing internal hard disk drives. A massive 230mm intake fan with white blades is responsible for the cooling of the drives, as well as serving as the major air intake point of the Venom Toxic case. This fan also features white LED lighting.

The black metallic trays feature rubber anti-vibration grommets for the silent operation of mechanical disk drives. The installation of 2.5” drives is possible even though there are no rubber grommets over the installation holes, which is reasonable given that solid state drives produce no vibrations at all.

Our ICTT system is nothing short of tiny inside the Venom Toxic case and plenty of room is being left to work and to route cables. Long PCIe cards of up to 330mm in length will fit inside the case and will not be blocked by the drives. Installing a system inside the Venom Toxic should be an easy job even for people who rarely build their own computers. It really is a shame that this case has not a windowed side panel.

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