Ra for Radical - IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid


Space Cowboy - Exterior

Space Cowboy - Exterior

When it made its debut at Computex 2008, show-goers were wowed and stunned by its futuristic looks. While the insignia of Ra on the casing does look as if it was inspired by ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, that's just about the only thing about this casing that shares any connection with Ra or Egyptian culture. That's because its extensive use of brushed and diamond-blasted aluminum makes it look more as if it came from a sci-fi movie set. In short, the Ra X10 Liquid looks very much ahead of its time and we love it.

Despite its immense mass, the IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid was surprisingly light, relatively speaking of course. For that, we have to thank IKONIK's decision to use only aluminum in the casing's construction. Yes, no nasty SECC steel thank you very much. There are some bits of plastic here and there of course, which is unavoidable. Even so, the plastics used are of high quality, as they don't convey the usual cheap "plasticky" feel that you get from some other casings. Overall, the build quality of the Ra X10 Liquid is top-notch.

The front of the Ra X10 Liquid cuts an imposing figure, thanks to its brushed aluminum, diamond cut and diamond blasted surface finishing. It oozes class. (And no, it does not come with an LG ODD - that's just us testing the case out.)

As you would expect from a high-end casing, the IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid has a front I/O panel that features a wealth of ports. Situated at the top of the case, there's four USB ports, two for eSATA, an additional FireWire port and a microphone and headphone jack. The fan-like thing below is your water flow indicator (just to let you know that the liquid is circulating fine through the water cooling system).

The IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid looks good even from the top. The removable rubber strip you see secures magnetically to the casing and protects the front I/O panels from dust.

As the photo shows, the front bay covers are highly reflective. Thankfully, they are can be easily removed since they operate by a spring-lock mechanism.