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BitFenix Colossus E-ATX Case Review

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Introduction and Specifications

BitFenix debuts Colossus as first prototype into PC enclosure market


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BitFenix is a a new player in the PC enclosure market and their first prototype is a bold and innovative design that should stand out against other high-end cases. The Colossus has its front, left, and right side panels adorned with flowing blue (or red depending on your preference) LED lights that turn this case into something out of the new TRON Legacy movie. The case's deep dimensions allow for two 230mm fans and support for E-ATX motherboards. We get to preview this beast before it is available to U.S. consumers. 


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The Colossus is packed with features many PC builders add on their own like an integrated fan controller, USB 3.0 ports, and an advanced lighting system that can switch between blue and red lighting at the touch of a button. The fan controller, USB 3.0 ports, power/reset buttons are all conveniently located in a lockable storage compartment at the top of the case. They also included a nifty cable management system to route cables to the inside of the storage compartment without having to unlock it. Very cool.


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This case supports all modern motherboard standards including micro ATX, ATX, and extended ATX configurations. It also has enough real estate to support seven 3.5" hard drives and five 5.25" optical devices. The Colossus also has several cable management features to route excess cables around the back of the motherboard tray. All of these features should make the Colossus a very attractive purchase for gamers and enthusiasts alike. 


Technical Specifications taken from BitFenix's website

Materials: SECC, ABS

Color (Int/Ext): Black/Black or White/White

Dimensions (WxHxD): 245 x 558 x 582 mm (ATX Full Tower)

Motherboard Sizes: Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX

5.25" Drive Bays: x 5 (1 x external 3.5"; tool-free)

3.5" Drive Bays: x 7

2.5" Drive Bays: x 7 (using standard 3.5" drive bays)

Cooling Front: 1 x 230mm

Cooling Rear: 1 x 140mm (optional)

Cooling Top: 1 x 230mm (or 1 x 140/120mm optional)

Cooling Bottom: 1 x 140/120mm (optional)

PCI Slots: 8 (tool-free)

I/O: 2 x USB3.0, 2 x USB2.0, eSATA, Audio

Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)


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