BitFenix Neos Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

BitFenix Neos Review

Introduction

Since they hit the stage a few years back with the simply mould shattering looks of the Colossus, BitFenix haven't exactly sat back and taken things easy.  Far from it, with nearly thirty distinct case models in their catalogue they are fast becoming one of the most prolific case manufacturers in the modern market place, and certainly one of the fastest growing.  It is perhaps a sign that as for most consumers, times are still hard, BitFenix have decided to bring out a new low price case.  Of course being BitFenix the Neos isn't exactly a shrinking beige box.  No-Sir-eeee, they offer the case in either a white or black chassis with options for Blue, Red, Black or Silver front mesh grills.  Opt for the window version and although you may pay a few more quid than the simply staggering £30 asked for the non window and you can select from Purple and even Gold for your front mesh.  Looks of course are one thing.  But no matter how cheap the case, it still has to be well made and get the job done, so with that in mind let's take a look at those all important Technical specifications before we jump into the guts of the review.

 

Technical Specification

 Materials Steel, Plastic
 Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black, White/White
 Dimensions (WxHxD) 185 x 429 x 470
 Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
 5.25" Drive Bays 2
 3.5" Drive Bays 3
 2.5" Drive Bays 3
 Cooling Front 2 x 120mm (optional)
 Cooling Rear 1 x 120mm (included)
 PCI Slots 7
 I/O 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0, HD Audio
 Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
 Extras / Features Front Dust Filter, PSU Dust Filter, Tool-Free Drive Locking
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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2014, 05:30:00

tinytomlogan
With more colour combinations than you can shake a stick of RAM at, join us as we take a look at the Neos, the new budget case from BitFenix.

18-08-2014, 08:39:13

Wraithguard
No link Guv? >>Review<<

18-08-2014, 09:03:16

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
No link Guv? >>Review<<
My bad, busy bunny today!

18-08-2014, 10:41:46

RizeAllard
Not bad budget case. I have made a look around at 30-35 pound cases and I see that 4 or 5 manufacture use the same bone. Just the outfit differs from each other. It will sold by its colour themes.

18-08-2014, 12:18:15

SieB
Not bad for 30, shame it doesn't have AIO support in the roof though. Would of made it that little bit better and given people more of a reason to buy it over the competition if it did.

Still a good little case though, it does the job

18-08-2014, 12:23:03

Wraithguard
I was rather impressed by it for the price, but the shear lack of cable space and tie points behind the mobo just cripples it in my book.

EDIT: completely understand Guv, reviews and preparing for i52 busy busy busy.

18-08-2014, 18:11:11

mapegl
It is a good budget case, just a little more space behind the mobo would be nice. My buddy got the case and he has trouble pluggin in his HDDs with regular SATA cables.
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