Hardware Canucks reviews the LOUQE RAW S1

Josh Spires | April 6, 2021 | Cases

Hardware Canucks RAW S1

Dimitri from Hardware Canucks has taken a look at LOUQE’s RAW S1 in his latest video, sharing his thoughts and a few concerns he has with the case.

Taking a look at the case, Dimitri was overall happy with the case and its design, noting that the case continues to the minimalistic and sleek look of the Ghost S1 with the same great build quality. Dimitri mentioned the build quality because sliding the case in and out was a little tight, something that can definitely be fixed with a revision.

Something else he pointed out was the inclusion of plastic on the top and the bottom. While it does lower the case’s expensive look, it was a requirement to keep the cost of the case to what it is. On the other hand, Dimitri was pleased with the inclusion of a Gen 4.0 PCIe riser cable that actually works and is more than strong enough.

Be sure to watch the full video below to find out more about the case.

The case is expected to launch in a little over a month and will cost around the $329 mark. This number could go up or down as we near the release. The main tweet also tells us that the case will be 12 liters and fit three-slot graphics cards. The exact dimensions aren’t known, though. It will also ship with a Gen 4.0 riser cable and be easy to build in! We hope that the outer shell slides off and leaves a bear bone case to build on easily.

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There is also a USB-C port on the rear right corner of the case, with LOUQE saying it was added to allow external gaming libraries or peripherals to be connected. This seems to be the only USB port on the case. Some will hate this, but we love this!

The new image gives us an angled view of the front and right sides of the case. On the front, there is a single power button. On the right side, the full length of the case looks to have the airflow pattern, allowing fans and possibly a radiator to be installed.

The image once again has a hint of red, this time from an external light to continue the black and red theme of the case.

In the replies to the tweet, LOUQE shared some more interesting information on the case. It is a vertical unibody SFF case with a 12-liter capacity, including the core base, possibly suggesting top hats or something similar coming in the future.

The reply also shared that it will support triple-slot GPUs, is built in Sweden, and has a bead-blasted hard-anodized aluminum finish.

Taking a look at the first image posted, we get a great look at two of the case’s sides. Both panels have an almost random vent pattern to allow air to be pulled in or pushed out by fans while keeping to the gamer aesthetic the case is going for.

Looking at the left side of the case, we can see what looks to be two light rings from two fans. Rather than having sharp edges, the case has a fairly large chamfer on the vertical axis, with a much smaller horizontal axis. The case looks to be made out of sand-blasted aluminum.

The next image of the RAW S1 case appears to be of the bottom. Straight away we can see the power plug, suggesting the graphics card cables will also come out of the bottom of the case. The motherboard ports will likely still be on the rear.

From the images, it appears that the LOUQE RAW S1 is a similar design to the Corsair One, with the tall by compact form factor with a minimalist but gamer design.

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