BitFenix Pandora Review
Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof
As well as being available as a plain or windowed side panel, the Pandora is also available either with or without the ICON display (more of which later). Add in the option to have either Black or Silver side panels and you have a grand total of eight cases within the Pandora range. Whichever you choose we think you'll agree that the single piece curved brushed Aluminium side panels look simply stunning. If this was anything else but a PC case you'd be unzipping your pants and reaching for the tissues.
Even the addition of a window does little to spoil the lines. But why the little cut out at the bottom? Well it just so happens that the other side of this is a mount for a 2.5" drive, so you can show off not just your Mobo and GPU but all your uber fast SSD goodness also.
The Aluminium side panels lip up very slightly along the entirety of the edge giving the roof a slightly recessed look. The roof panel itself being a single piece mesh grill which should give excellent heat dispersion to the interior. At the front there's a simple yet elegant curving I/O area offering power and reset along with 2xUSB3.0 and HD audio.
A push, click and release enables the filtered roof panel to be removed, affording a view of the included 120mm fan set to extract. Although it might look like there's room for additional fans up here there are no mounts. Instead at the front there's a bracket and pads to hold a 3.5" drive.