The GameMax M908 Abyss comes with an RGB LED lighting on the front panel with infinity mirror. Front panel comes with tempered glass. Infinity mirror is the most important feature in this chassis. RGB lighting with infinity mirror catches eye of the viewer instantly. We will discuss how this RGB illusion is created, while reviewing this chassis. But for now just imagine how cool it would look on your desk.
At the time of review, the GameMax Abyss M908 Chassis costs PKR 15,499 on PCFanatics and USD 86 on Amazon.
I would like to thank PCFanatics for providing us this chassis for review. Now lets jump into the review without waiting any further.
Table of Contents
|Form Factor:||Midi Tower (smaller than Mid Tower)|
|Motherboard Support:||ATX, Micro ATX, Extended ATX, Mini ITX|
|PSU Support:||Standard ATX|
|Water Cooling:||Water Cooling Ready!|
Supported Radiator Size: 360mm
Supported Radiator Positions: Front, Top
|Body Material:||0.8mm SPCC|
|Front Bezel Material:||Tempered Glass|
|Internal Cable Management Depth:||25mm|
|Internal Bays:||3 x 3.5 Internal|
5 x 2.5 Internal
|Drive Bay Notes:||2 x 2.5″ & 2 x 3.5″ shared|
|Expansion Slots:||7 x Full Size|
|Cooling Front:||Space for 3 x 120mm fans|
|Cooling Top:||Space for 3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm|
|Cooling Rear:||Space for 1 x 120mm (1 x 120mm RGB inc.)|
|Cooling Bottom:||Filtered vent for PSU|
|Fan Controllers:||2 Fan Controllers, controlling up to|
4 fans in total
|IO Ports:||2 x USB 3.0|
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HD Audio (Also Supports AC’97)
1 x Microphone
|GPU Max Length:||455mm|
|CPU Cooler Maximum Height:||165mm|
|Manufacturer Part Number:||ABYSS|
|What’s In The Box:||Case|
|Unit (Product) Dimensions (mm):||210mm x 526mm x 515mm (W x H x D)|
|Packaging Dimensions (mm):||286mm x 579mm x 579mm (W x H x D)|
|Net Weight (KGs):||9.2 KGs|
|Gross Weight (KGs):||10.6 KGs|
Lets jump into unboxing now. The GameMax Abyss M908 comes inside a standard cardboard box with details printed on its sides.
On the front & back side of the box it has GameMax’s logo, M-908 ATX Gaming Chassis and few specs printed. It suggests that m908 case comes with support for water cooling and radiator can be attached to either top or front side of the chassis. GameMax Abyss M908 has extreme cooling performance suggesting that the casing has a good amount of airflow. it comes with couple of usb 3.0 ports. M908 includes a RGB & PWM fan controller and a side panel with window.
The box has image of the chassis itself on the left & right side of the chassis. It also suggests that chassis comes in black and white colors.
On the top side of the box it has branding of GameMax logo and website. M908 ATX Gaming Chassis is also written along with the some basic specifications of the chassis (i.e. Model, Color, Net Weight, Carton Dimensions).
Removing the chassis from the carton, we can see that it comes in a safe styrofoam enclosure. You can easily remove the styrofoam and the plastic covering.
After taking it out from the wrapper, We can see that it is a good looking chassis. As you can see on the front it has a mirror which is reflecting almost everything in the room. On the right side of the chassis it has plastic window so you can see inside the chassis, It looks cool to have a window in a case. Chassis itself looks elegant. Now lets dive in and see how well it goes
This chassis comes with an accessory box. It has an installation guide, screws and some cable ties.
First of all let me explain to you guys that how this optical illusion is created. This optical illusion is created by combining glass front as a one way mirror and a fully reflecting mirror on inside, while the RGB LED light strip is glued to the gap around the sides/walls creating a sandwich. Due to this setup, the light that is emitted from the RGB LED strip is reflected back and forth between the mirrors. Each reflection is partly penetrated to be visible outwards and creates the visual effect, that we can see.
There are four screws on the front glass panel, we can unscrew these and remove the front glass easily. By Removing the front glass panel, we can see that the RGB LED light strip is glued inside the walls and a fully reflecting mirror.
Now I have removed the left panel of the chassis to look inside, we can see that it has a shroud on the bottom so that the cables of the PSU will be hidden. There are motherboard standoffs already installed inside. Chassis include a single RGB fan on the rear side of the chassis along with 7 expansion slots. There are cutouts for cables to go through to the other side of the chassis. Chassis also includes a RGB LED light strip on the PSU shroud.
Removing the back cover, we can take a look at LED & PWM controller, Drive bays & usage guide. On the first glance, I can say that GameMax Abyss M908 chassis has very limited space for cable management
RGB LED & PWM controller is nicely built, it 4 fan headers and 5 RGB headers. It takes power input from a Molex connector which is pretty much old now. I suggest that every new hardware that is being produced should not use legacy connectors.
The drive 3.5″ bays are pretty simple to remove and you can easily install the drive inside
Here I have installed my 2TB Hitachi drive in the drive bay.
We can easily remove the front panel by grabbing from the bottom and pulling it off. There is support for 3x 120mm fans on the front side of the chassis. You can see that it has 2 fan cutouts, but the third fan can be placed behind removable cutout that looks like 5.25” drive bays. Which is kind of weird that this chassis has such cutouts but it has no proper drive bay installed and the front panel is pure glass which makes it impossible to use such cutout.
On the rear side of the chassis we can see the fan, expansion slots, cutout for motherboard backplate, and cutout for the power supply.
On the top, GameMax Abyss M908 has a easy removable air filter.
It has 4 USB ports on the top, 2x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0 ports along with Power and Reset button. It also has 3.5mm Audio in and Audio out ports and 2 fan control switches one for front and one for the top fans.
I have installed 2x Noctua’s NF-A14 140mm fans facing up on the top side of the chassis, to get best air pressure and flow.
Here you can see I have installed 3x Noctua NF-A12x25 120mm fans, 3rd fan is hardly visible. I am sure the airflow of the fan will be disturbed due to this removable grill. Once you remove this grill, you cannot attach it back and you cannot even install the fan due as its only screwable on this grill. It is wobbly while installing the fan so be careful to not break the contact.
Here is the fan. I have only installed 2 screws of the fan before taking this picture to show you guys how its screwed. Only 2 screws of the fans are on the chassis rest of the 2 are going to be on the grill,
Now moving on to the installation. Its pretty simple to install the motherboard, cooler and rest of the parts as its the regular job for any pc building. nothing special here.
I am using an Antec HCG 750W 80+ gold standard PSU for this build.
Now lets move on to the complete build of the system, to show you how amazing it looks on the table.
I am going to use my regular build for this chassis.
|Chassis||GameMax Abyss M908|
|Motherboard||ASUS Crosshair VI|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 1700|
|RAM||Patriot Viper RGB 3200mhz|
|Fans||2x Noctua NF-14 140mm & 3x Noctua NF-12×25 120mm|
|GPU||Gigabyte GTX 1080|
|Power supply||Antec HCG 750W|
|Drive 1||Samsung 960 evo 500GB|
|Drive 2||Hitachi 2TB|
The building experience was smooth and very easy. The chassis has ample room to facilitate a user-friendly building experience and the modular design made sure that there was no compatibility issue regarding any other components that can be used for the build. After the completed build the PC can be seen in all of its glory thanks to the tempered glass side panels. This casing is a perfect choice for enthusiasts that want to showcase their PC in all of its glory.
Building a PC in this chassis was smooth and easy to do. GameMax M908 chassis itself has enough room to facilitate larger GPUs. The only thing lacking in this chassis was that there is not enough room for cable management & front fan has to be screwed on the removable grill. However, After I completed the build, I was mesmerized due to the beauty of infinity mirror on the chassis.
Overall building experience was great. I enjoyed taking photos of this beauty after I completed the build. If you are planning to buy a case right now, I would suggest to give this case a look as it has great looks and amazing features in cheap price.
Here you can see the how amazing it looks in different light settings.
As long as you won’t mind showcasing a decent sized PC case on your desk or table, this is one of the best, tempered glass cases, to go through our review lab. Despite the fact that the View 71 lacks a PSU shroud and has no adequate dust filter or dust control whatsoever. With a price tag of PKR 21,300 available at Shing Point, this casing is a great choice for enthusiasts that are looking for a see-through casing in this price range.
GameMax Abyss M908 chassis comes is amazing in terms of look and feel. It is a decent sized & well built case. The only thing lacking as i said earlier is not enough room for cable management and slightly build quality. I would easily recommend this chassis to any one who is planning to step up their PC game. It looks fantastic and does what it is advertised for, a magic mirror RGB illusion.
Lastly I am going to say that, GameMax has done amazing job designing this case with respect to consumer’s point of view. Even though being an enthusiast PC guy, it felt that it was built with little low quality material. But I can easily say that it has one of the most amazing looking for panel lighting setup, which made me forget about the build quality. I am hopeful that GameMax will come up with more amazing computer components in future.
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