The Raijintek Paean Premium is a new enthusiast case especially in terms of custom water cooling. Because this is exactly where this case positions itself best and offers an excellent alternative to Lian Li’s O11 Dynamic XL. With a current price of 249,90€ it is 30€ more expensive than the O11 Dynamic XL but offers much more space, features, airflow and it is made of higher quality solid aluminum. A solid aluminium cup instead of a tinplate can.
Today’s first part shows you the case of the first revision in detail, whereas in the following part 2 a complete water cooling system will be installed. This project is still ongoing, though, and I’m already diligently documenting everything. But it would be too much for a single article and I just split the whole thing. Today we will first get a good appetite, next time we will have the main course with calorie bomber and water.
A few days ago, after many problems with GLS, I finally received the new Paean Premium from Raijintek. Actually I didn’t expect it anymore, until it rang at my front door recently and an older gentleman who lives 50 km away from me finally brought the case to me. Yes, you read correctly the Paean Premium was delivered 50 km away! Or better: put down somewhere loveless. Well.
In this day and age of tracking, this would theoretically be unheard of, but it’s not that rare. And at this point I would like to personally thank the nice gentleman who took this trip on himself and of course I took over the costs for the journey, such a courtesy is unfortunately no longer a matter of course. Gone is actually permanently gone, because you know: That’s exactly what eBay Classifieds was apparently invented for.
Scope of delivery
Raijintek ships the Paean Premium in a plain brown cardboard box with the case pictured on it – nothing else is visible from the outside. Inside the case is well protected as usual with 2 styrofoam blocks and a foil. In the case itself is an accessory box with various spacers, cable ties and screws, that’s it, but is also quite enough. With its 13.10 kg, the Paean Premium is definitely not a lightweight and with 2 glass panes and the massive material thickness, it comes together quite a bit. But more on that in a moment.
Unboxing and technical data
Let’s get down to the bare numbers. The dimensions of the paean are 310 mm x 648 mm x 451 mm (W x H x D) and there is plenty of room for a real custom watercooler. Well, even the longest graphics cards should find their place here unrestricted. As just mentioned, the case weighs a whopping 13.10 kg, even though it is completely made of aluminum.
This is probably due to the solid material thickness of 2 mm (picture above9 and the two thick glass plates, each 4 mm thick.
In the I/O panel in the front we have the on/off button as well as the ports for 2x USB 3.0, 1x HD Audio and, as it should be, a USB Type C. A HDD/Power LED has also been installed. So it all fits.
Now we come to what this case absolutely distinguishes according to the manufacturer are up to 3 x 360 mm radiators possible two of them can be installed separately from the rest in the lower chamber and one in the lid of the case. But if you take a closer look, you will see that 3 more radiators can be installed: once in the back panel next to the mainboard with up to 360 mm length in the rear part of the case a 120 mm or 140 mm radiator and on the bottom directly in front of the mainboard a 240 mm radiator. That makes a total of six radiators.
In the rear chamber either 2x 3.5 HDDs or 2.5 SSDs can be installed and in the chamber also our power supply with the usual standard dimension finds its place.
And for the curious among you as usual the datasheet (uncorrected original):
Raijintek Paean Premium, Glasfenster (0R20A00208)