BitFenix Unveils Survivor White Portable Mid-Tower Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2012 - 01:11 AM |
Tagged: white, portable case, case, bitfenix, atx

BitFenix recently announced a new mid-tower computer chassis aimed at gamers and enthusiasts that want a portable PC that easily hosts a full ATX motherboard. Specifically, BitFenix has taken its Survivor case and made an edition clad in white that it has dubbed the Survivor White. 

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The case features a carrying handle that folds down into the top of the case when not in use, making it easier to carry to LAN parties. It is completely white minus a blue LED-lit BitFenix logo on the front, and features curved edges. There is space for two 200mm fans or three 120mm fans around the case. Also, the new Survivor has three 5.25” expansion bays, holes for passing water cooling tubes though the back panel, a bottom mounted power supply cutout, dust filters, and a hidden IO panel. The front IO includes the power and reset buttons, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, microphone and headphone jacks, and a single eSATA port. It also has on/off controls for the LED light for the BitFenix logo and for any BitFenix Spectre Pro LED fans (not included).

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On the inside of the Survivor-series chassis, you will find a removable hard drive cage, CPU cutout on the motherboard tray, and cable management grommets. The inside of the case is the same white color as the outside, and the hard drive cage features tool-less mounting brackets. These are all things that are coming standard on enthusiast cases these days, but are nice to see nonetheless (especially for the price). With the hard drive cage installed, the case can hold up to seven 2.5” SSDs or six 3.5” hard drives.

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BitFenix has stated that the white colored Survivor case will be available at the end of November for $109 USD or 99€ (including 19% VAT).

What do you think about the new Survivor SKU?

 

Source: BitFenix
November 28, 2012 | 07:56 AM - Posted by windwalker

That carrying handle looks painful.

The handle alone doesn't make the case portable. It also needs to be as small and light as possible.

November 28, 2012 | 08:09 AM - Posted by Robert123 (not verified)

Looks good.

The retractable handle is a nice touch, but as Wind pointed out it doesn't look very comfortable. Esp when that case is loaded up with a full Atx Sli/XF setup.

Personally I added a Fender Guitar amp handle to the top of my SG05. Comfortable and it looks good too.

November 28, 2012 | 12:13 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Heh, yeah I was having flashbacks of carrying my mid-tower case with a 360mm radiator and custom water loop on CPU+GPU down three flights of stairs. Not fun :-p.

November 28, 2012 | 03:00 PM - Posted by Mr. Old School (not verified)

If they did this in a micro ATX size I would bite, but I don't need a handle on a full ATX case, I need wheels on a full ATX case.

November 28, 2012 | 07:44 PM - Posted by Devil 2 U

I had hopes for this case as a carry on. Alas, it is still too big.

"Southwest Airlines limits carryon bag dimensions to 10 x 16 x 24 inches."
This case is 9.06X19.76X20.08 inches.

I have a full ATX mobo and need a case smaller than the SWA dimensions.
I fly to QuakeCon each year, so it would be really useful!

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