BitFenix Pandora Review
We're feeling a bit nervous about taking the side panels off the Pandora. You see Greek mythology has it that Pandora was created by the Gods on the instructions of Zeus to be the first woman on earth. The name translates as "the all gifted" or "the all endowed" She was imbued with beauty but wasn't so much a gift from the Gods though so much as a punishment, bringing with her a box (actually a jar) in which all the evils of the world were contained. Curiosity rather than malevolence got the better of Pandora, leading her to opening the box, and well it's been down hill from there on in. Now we don't really mind the chaps over at BitFenix labs comparing themselves to Greek gods (Geek Gods?), but let's just hope they haven't followed through and created a case in which all evil is contained.
Mythological nomenclature aside the Geek gods over at BitFenix do appear to have stayed true to their design spec in crafting a case that sits as well in the lounge as it does on the desk. There's no way the significant other could say this curved Aluminium enclosure was ugly. Beauty is nothing however if there's nothing going on inside (seriously, I challenge you to date a beautiful but truly vacuous lady and see how long the novelty lasts). Let's hope then that the Pandora proves to be as capable as she is charming.
|Material||Aluminium, Steel, Plastic|
|Front I/O||2xUSB3.0, HD Audio|
Top: 1x120mm included
Front: 2x120mm (1 included)
|Water Cooling||Front: 1x240mm, up to 2x120mm|
|LCD Module||2.4" TFT 240x320 pixels|
Brushed Aluminium Side Panels
BitFenix ICON display
124mm Max CPU cooler height
350mm Max GPU length (120mm max height)
180mm max PSU length with cable management cage in place