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BussTheMartian | June 8, 2022

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The PONOS TG4/MS4 by Raijintek

What’s up, everyone! Buss over here with Hardware Meta today, and we’ve got a review on the PONOS TG40/MS4 case from Raijintek. Let me say that if you’re looking for a case that’s easy enough to build in, this is the case for you!

I recently made the decision to build another rig and was looking for a new chassis capable of cooling a video production computer. I knew I would need some nice airflow inside whatever chassis I chose, due to the capture card creating heat from recording high quality content 24/7. Read on to find out how I really feel about this chassis!

The PONOS Design & Aesthetic

The PONOS MS4 is covered with a black coating. This chassis consists of a sporty mesh front panel as well as a beautiful 4mm tempered glass covering the side panel. I really love how the front panel has these sweet curve indentions! I love curves! There are magnetic dust filters equipped on both the top and side panels.

Cooling the PONOS

If you are a liquid cooling enthusiast like myself, you will find that this chassis will allow you a few different options. The chassis comes equipped with three fans in the front and one fan in the back, giving you the ultimate air flow configuration preinstalled. The front panel supports up to 120/240/280/360mm radiators. The top panel supports up to 120/240/280mm radiators. The side panel supports up to 120/240. Now, that is a ton of options! I personally used the side panel option and placed a 240mm there.

Space for everything!

The chassis also has removable hard drive cages and SSD install slots on the back of the motherboard tray. There was a box inside of the hard drive bay that had all of the screws and zip ties all in one place neatly! You can fit a graphics card with a max spec of 390mm.

With regard to motherboard options, you have support for EE-B (305x330mm), E-ATX (305x330mm), Standard ATX (305x244mm), Micro-ATX (244x244mm), and Mini ITX (170x170mm). The PCB control board included six 5V ARGB connectors in total. The overall build quality of this chassis is AMAZING. Solid, beautiful, icy!

Building Inside the PONOS MS4

PONOS build

Components:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte X750 Elite
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
  • Cooler: Pacific W4 ARGB CPU Water Block
  • RAM: Patriot Viper Steel 32GB (4x8GB) 288-pin 4400
  • Hard drives: 250GB SSD Windows drive, 1TB Seagate, 2TB Seagate
  • PSU: FSP Hydro GE 650-watt 80+ Gold Certified
  • OS: Windows 11

The build process was not difficult at all. Components went in easily. I went with the side panel option for the radiator, placing a 240mm fan. I installed the ATX motherboard and used both the HDD enclosures. Everything was very simple and straight forward.

Final Thoughts:

The PONOS TG4/MS4 is a mid tower chassis designed with love to accommodate all pc builders, no matter the builder’s knowledge. I have been using this stream rig for about a week now, and I have not run into any issues at all. I am very impressed with the aesthetics of the chassis as well as the noise level of the fans. This is truly an amazing chassis. Well done, Raijintek!

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