Bundled in the Box
Now let’s have a look at the items that are bundled with this case. There really isn’t too much that comes with it though. One unusual thing that you’ll find is that the case feet come as accessories and you’ll need to install them yourself. You’ll also get an adapter for converting a 3.5 inch drive into a 2.5 inch drive for SSD support. There is also quick installation guide and a bag full of all of the screws and stand offs that you’ll need to install your hardware.
This is the part of the review where we get to look over the exterior of the case and see what features are immediately noticeable. From the instant that you remove this case from the box you will notice that this is a really classy looking case that will compliment just about any décor.
At the front of the case are a large grilled area that has room for up to four optical drives at the top and a meshed area that provides airflow to the interior of the case. This case is built from steel and plastic and it actually has a very sturdy feel to it. In terms of paint finish and the way it matches the plastic, this case is definitely well designed and looks great.
At the top of the case the meshed area from the front is continued in order to maintain the look of the case and it also helps to facilitate airflow. This is also where you’ll find the connections that are usually found at the front. With these at the top they are actually easier to reach and find. At the left side there are four USB 3.0 connectors and your audio ports. At the right side you’ll find a slider that controls your fan speeds and under this are your reset, power and activity LEDs. These USB ports use motherboard headers and can also be converted to USB 2.0 if necessary.
When we look at the back of the case this is where you’ll find two round grommets for water cooling hoses to pass through and an oblong grommet for wires to pass through. Under this is a 120mm exhaust fan. This case also has 7 standard PCI slots. At the bottom is where your power supply will get installed. One thing to note is that there is a slot at the top to allow for the top of the case to be removed. When we look at the interior we’ll see what this can be used for. So far it looks like this case might have some very interesting features on the inside. BitFenix has become very good at hiding some really good features under a rather unassuming exterior. This case also comes with premium BitFenix Spectre fans that have proven to be great at pushing air without making a lot of noise. There are also filters at the bottom of the case to filter the air being drawn in by the power supply and the optional 120mm fan.