We’ve seen cases from Game Max before and know that they’re producing some high quality technology, but the Kamikaze Pro Mid Tower Case is brand new for 2019 and really steps up the game in the small case range. I’ve made a 5 minute YouTube video to showcase it. I’m not very experienced with creating video, so any feedback on improvement would be much appreciated and I’m going to add a cheeky request to subscribe to the Welsh Gaming Network YouTube channel as we hope to have more valuable content for you there in the future.
Built with airflow in mind, this is an ideal case for a small, lightweight portable build whether for use at home, in a small room, on a small desk or even at a LAN – and it’s not going to overheat even in a hot, crowded room. Game Max are really making a name for themselves in the RGB sector and the Kamikaze Pro is no exception there; it comes pre-installed with a RGB hub that allows connection of up to 6 synced fans using one 3pin AURA connection. These can be controlled through motherboard software, but this isn’t necessary as you can also control them direct through the case. Pretty nifty.
This is a compact case, so make sure you check your measurements before buying. The case dimensions are 20cm x 42cm x 45cm.The Kamikaze Pro is for use with a Micro ATX or Mini ITX motherboard and a standard PSU. The PSU fitting is at the bottom, with a cut out too should you want to show something off there. It fits up to 393mm in length for your GPU and 162mm in height for your CPU cooler which is a good amount of space for such a compact case. It has 4 expansion slots, space for two 2.5″ HDD slots and two 3.5″ HDD slots so more than ample room for storage.
Should you want to use water cooling with this build, it supports 240mm radiator at front and top, and 120mm to the rear. Just make sure they’re the smaller depth (25mm) radiators, as there isn’t a huge amount of spare space in here and I think it would be a bit of a squeeze, but doable.
If you’re not keen on spending hours on little fiddly bits, it’s a nice touch that the Kamikaze Pro PC Gaming case comes with a pre build cooling system – four 120mm single ring LED halo fans pre-installed, three in the front and one to the rear. This keeps the cost of a build way down, as the cost of fans really can add up, whilst ensuring the case stays cool and looks awesome. And it’s no extra work as they’re already fitted.
The case also comes with two removable fan filters should you need it so I really think the Kamikaze Pro has a high amount of airflow – which is what you want in a small case that’s running high end hardware. The top I\O panel offers everything you’d want, with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, as well as audio and an LED switch as well.
It’s a good looking case, there’s no doubt about that. It’s got some lovely angles and doesn’t look like your bog standard boring rectangle – they’re subtle, but I think with the LED fans running it really looks very stylish. The left side panel is 4mm tempered glass making this ideal for an RGB setup and there’s in built cable management as well. The glass is very slightly tinted and it’s a big surface area and really gives a good field of view into the RGB interior. I don’t want to gush, but ultimately this case has pretty much everything you need.
It’s not perfect, but it’s very hard to criticise it. I personally have cringed every time I’ve typed the name Kamikaze out in the article or said it in the video, because I don’t like the origin of the word and much prefer the other case names that GameMax have chosen – but that’s something that will literally impact nothing, assuming you don’t write a review on it! There’s also the fact that this is a Mini ATX build as opposed to full form, which limits the build – but this is an obvious design choice that they’ve gone with to fill the market for small form builds. I’d personally prefer to have a full form option of the same case and if that is released, I’ll be buying it!
Finally, the only actual criticism that GameMax could have improved upon is the fact that the PSU connector is IDE Molex. This is a very old connection type and I can’t imagine many new builds will use it. I had to grab an IDE to SATA adapter before I could complete this build. It’s only £2.80 with prime delivery on Amazon, so it’s not breaking the bank, but it’s something you do need to be aware of and seems like an odd choice to not include an adapter or a more modern connection.
It also attracted my cats, but I don’t think I can hold that against it!
Finally, let’s talk about cost. At just £65 on Amazon right now, this case really offers some premium features for the money and I think you’ll be hard pressed to find another Micro ATX PC case of this quality at this price. 4 RGB fans and an in built controller, 4 USB I\O, tempered glass sides, great airflow and filtration system, in built cable management, these are features associated with much more expensive cases. The Kamikaze Pro is limited by the motherboard size, but that’s a feature in itself for those looking for a lightweight, compact build.
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