BitFenix Colossus MITX Review

Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX

 

Up Close:  Exterior Overview and Roof

The style cues of the original Colossus can clearly be seen in the zig-zagging lighting channels that strake across the front and sides of the Colossus mini.

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX     BitFenix Colossus M-ITX

 

With the case powered off, or indeed with the lighting simply turned off the lighting strip appears an opaque milky white, but as we'll see later it has more than a few tricks up is sleeve.

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX     BitFenix Colossus M-ITX

 

The front of the case is actually a door and has a shallow angle so as to come to a slight point, the LiteTrack forming a chevron shape beneath the BitFenix logo badge and marking the extent of the door. 

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX      BitFenix Colossus M-ITX

 

Although there's a 120mm fan intaking air through the front the only actual ventilation holes are the array of slits a the top of the angled door section.  We saw when we looked at the Phenom that although these cases are based on the Prodigy chassis due to the restrictions to airflow they don't share the same thermal profiles.

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX     BitFenix Colossus M-ITX

 

You'll be glad to see that the roof section with its native 240mm rad support is still present and correct.

BitFenix Colossus M-ITX     BitFenix Colossus M-ITX  

 

Popping the doors off affords a better view of the business end of the front I/O but more importantly the inner workings of the LiteTrack system.  There's no actual LEDs in the door section, rather the light travels down what appear to be thick gauge optical fibres spreading illumination as they do.

 BitFenix Colossus M-ITX     BitFenix Colossus M-ITX  

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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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