Game Max Starlight Mid Tower Review.
Hello and Welcome to another video, Presently its pretty much about budget gaming because of the success of Battle Royale titles like PUBG, Fortnight and Call of Duty: Blackout, Which all don't need a beefy £800+ PC to be able to run. That said it is becoming ever more popular to create the ultimate budget case to fit your bargain powerhouse into! and this is where Game Max come in. Game Max has had a massive amount of media attention lately and all for the right reasons, For producing Budget friendly Mid-Tower chassis like the Starlight RGB TG edition.
The Starlight ATX Mid-Tower gaming case comes with a fully tempered glass left side panel. One 120mm Single-Ring Halo Rainbow RGB fan, which is included at the back and with room for an extra five fans this case really has something to offer. Not forgetting to mention Water Colling Support and comes with a Pre-installed PWM Hub & IR Remote Controller and can connect up to 9 devices in total, 6-pin fans. The hub also comes with a 3-pin AURA connector giving you unlimited control over your LED lighting via the AuraSync Software. To Finish all this off a Rainbow RGB strip on the front of the case that adds even more colour and flexibility to change the colour of your setup.
The case itself is primarily made from steel and plastic although the plastic is well made and put together, the steel, in my opinion, is quite thin and flexible and more noticeable in certain areas like along the roof of the case for example and on top of the PSU shroud which would really put me off putting my liquid cooling solution on the roof of this particular case. However Looking at the front end of the case there really isn't much in the terms of airflow either apart from all these small holes down the side of the front panel, but that being said my Masterbox 5 lite has served me very well for over 2 years with water cooling. So if you are going to go the water cooling route this is where I would mount my Radiator and fans!
But for those who want to Air cool their PC this chassis can accommodate either 2 times 120 or 140mm fans installed in the top or the front of the case.
The cables included in the case are mainly black braided cables with is excellent and long enough to cable manage and place nicely into their respective connectors, however, the placing of the Cable cutouts for the PSU and device cables really didn't do it for me. Yes, I love the idea of the lip pressed into the steel coming inwards into the case allowing you to easily route the cable through, but made cabling look untidy and too bunched together in one area. I feel if this was maybe done to the full height of the motherboard tray with maybe little cut out so cables didn't slide down or move too much out of place then it would make this case a lot better.
what really sold it for me was the Light bar at the front of the case which just looks fantastic. The way the tempered glass has a black border around it to hide and fittings ect... and the front panel, which consists of a large power button, Microphone and headphone ports, 2 times USB 2.0 ports and 3 times USB 3.0 ports and a LED controller button having almost everything I need on the front panel alone!
What is a bonus is, is that the Starlight can house up to a 360mm GPU and 175mm CPU cooler. Coming in at 39cm in depth, 20.6cm wide and 44.7cm tall makes this a pretty neat compact stylish case with a lot to offer. but imagine if they addressed the issues they have? and still being sold for 60 quid! Id say Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! ahhh huhhh
So apart from me being a fussy old fart and liking everything to be neat and tidy! I still think this case is worth our Gold award. So well done Game Max! you knocked it out the park on this one. I look forward to you sending me the Phantom and Shadow to look at in the upcoming weeks.
Below is a brilliant example of how your PC could look in the Gamemax Starlight all Credit to Andy Ruffell from eTeknix.