BitFenix Colossus MITX Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX

 

Introduction

To call such a compact case, able to accept the smallest mainstream motherboards a Colossus is we think something of an oxymoron, like "Brave Frenchman" or "Fluffy German" its contradictory in its self.  The cognoscenti amongst you though will know that it takes its name from the giant statuesque full size case that is the original BitFenix Colossus.  Like the Phenom before it, the innards of the Colossus are based on the well-established and rarely bettered Prodigy, and like both of its forbears the Colossus is also available in mini-ITX and m-ATX versions. 

As we've spent quite a bit of time in the past looking at the m-ITX and m-ATX internals both in video and written reviews we're going to assume that you are by now quite familiar with their strengths and occasional weaknesses, and of course the chassis’ ability in mini-ITX format to take more radiators than you would think possible.  We shall instead concentrate on the aesthetics and whether the changes made to the exterior will have significant effects on performance.

 

Technical Specification

 Material Steel, Plastic, SofTouch
 Colours Black
 Dimensions 250x330x374mm (WxHxD)
 Motherboard sizes Mini-ITX (M-ATX version available)
 5.25" bays  1
 3.5" bays 5
 2.5" bays 8+2+1
 Cooling

 Roof:  2x120mm (optional)

 Front:  2x120mm (1 included) or 1x140,180,200,230mm (optional)

 Rear:  1x120mm included (1x140mm optional)

 I/O 2xUSB3.0 HD Audio in/out
 PSU Standard ATX, Not included

  

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Most Recent Comments

20-02-2014, 03:53:53

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...170210369l.jpg

BitFenix meld the aesthetic of the Colossus with the established strengths of the Prodigy chassis


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20-02-2014, 07:17:00

dark-D
just watched the video. i have noticed that in some of the latest videos, there is a static noise coming from the audio, i am listening on headphones.

20-02-2014, 18:23:49

luongo27
I'm not a huge fan of the design, looks a little awkward to me. Don't really don't like the original Colossus either, so i guess it's not for me. Was going to mention the airflow but I own a Xigmatek Nebula so i can't really go there

24-02-2014, 03:00:34

suimui
i don't like this Case. i've tried to play a simple game (star trek online) with the case complete closed on both sides and yeah my GPU was heating up like a oven. just after only 2 mins. playtime i hit 65 degress which i never ever did before on my gtx770 dcII/oc.

This Case isn't a good choice for actual "HighEnd" Equipment. Well would be, with a modded side panel for the GPU , maybe.
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