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BitFenix Design Lab Officially Announces the Colossus PC Chassis

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  1. btarunr

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    Today, the BitFenix Design Lab has officially announced its highly-anticipated PC chassis. Dubbed Colossus, this full tower E-ATX PC chassis is built specifically for gamers and PC enthusiasts from the ground up, making it the ideal enclosure for the most colossal gaming rigs. "With Colossus, we focused on how gamers and PC enthusiasts were interacting with their computers on a daily basis, and crafted a PC chassis that actually helps to enhance their computing experience," says David Jarlestedt, BitFenix Product Manager. "What we've been able to do is create a case that not only looks striking, but delivers novel features that truly benefit the user in terms of security, control, and performance."

    Inspired by one of the wonders of the ancient world, Colossus brings PC chassis design to a new level. Whether in Monolith Black or Glacier White, Colossus combines an aggressive futuristic design with clean modern lines. Its top and front surfaces are coated with proprietary BitFenix SofTouch coating, which not only looks great, but protects the surface from stains and lends an amazing feel. The LED lighting system adorning the front door and side panels provide even lighting for a stunning look, and users can select either red or blue lighting with the touch of a button. The lighting also has three selectable modes, including on, pulse, and off, giving users complete control over the ambience of their computing environment.

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    But Colossus is about more than just good looks; it packs a bevy of features and innovations that make it the most advanced chassis for the gamers and PC enthusiasts. Located at the very top of the chassis is the BitFenix S3 - a combination storage and security system in one. With S3, users can place their mobile phone, hard disk, USB drives, or other valuables in S3 and easily lock them away for safe keeping. S3 also deters would-be thieves from stealing your peripherals like mice, keyboards, and headsets while you are away from your desk. Inside S3, users will find two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports ready to connect to an ever-growing ecosystem of USB 3.0 devices.

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    Designed for the PC enthusiast, Colossus keeps you in complete control. Aside from the light controls, Colossus also features a PWM fan controller that grants users more precise control over their fan speeds without the need for proprietary fans. Colossus is the first chassis to feature both internal and external cable management. Users can keep cables from cluttering the inside of the chassis with Colossus' strategically-placed cable holes, and prevent cables from getting caught in ejecting optical drives with the unique cable-routing front bezel. Even Colossus' front door can be easily switched to open to the left or to the right, depending on user preference.

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    To accommodate the latest gaming hardware, Colossus gives users incredible expandability. Users can install a wealth of hardware with Colossus' 8 PCI slots and enough room to fit up to seven 2.5" SSDs or seven 3.5" hard disks. To keep all of this hardware cool, Colossus can be outfitted with up to two 230mm fans, three 140mm fans, or three 120mm fans for huge cooling potential for all system components. Of course, all air intakes are equipped with dust filters to make clean up quick and easy, and with friendly features like a motherboard CPU cooler cutout on the motherboard tray, specially-designed motherboard standoffs, and an almost completely tool-free design, Colossus is a joy to set up.

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    Bundled with Colossus is the BitFenix Lockdown, a hardware stabilizer that helps prevent accidental damage to graphics cards due to excessive vibrations during system transport.
    BitFenix Colossus will be available on retail shelves mid-September with an estimated retail price of 159 € (incl. 19% VAT) and $169.
     
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    Almost TPU case!
     
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    Nice looking case:)
    I just wonder what kind of rads you could install in it???
     
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    Shit looking case if you ask me..
     
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    From what I'm hearing it doesn't have space for an internal radiator, but I could be wrong...
     
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    I don't think that this screw holes thing is a fail. Especially since they are dented of sorts, I guess it depends on type of screws that are supplied(?)/used with it (flat-headed?). Thumbscrews would likely be a FAIL. :banghead: :D

    But, I must admit, when I counted HDD slots, I wuz like: this is my next case! It seems great for home storage server. Although I like black case the most, must admit that the white ones look pretty, though.
     
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    Can't think any other way of doing it... :eek:
     
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    Man that lighting would be annoying.
     
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    So long as it's at least 8 3/4 -9" in depth it would be good...That screw snafu wouldn't be visible unless you were looking at the back, but it does look sloppy. Instead of using a wider peice of metal it looks like everything was moved to the right a little bit to accomodate cable routing behind the mobo tray?....That works, it's just miserly of them not to go for that little 1/4" of extral material (Regarding the pics of the rearview)
     
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    If this was black and only black, I'd prefer it.
     
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    I don't know panther... white with a hint of black is the new black with.. black.
     
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    all that waiting and those things are so ugly.... Its a shame too cause what a waste of a cool logo the bitfenix logo is cool.... too bad anything they make looks like garbage
     
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    look like a white turd if yah ask me, i'd take it for free though
     
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    :wtf: Except their logo?!
    What other product from BitFenix do you know...?! :ohwell:

    Whether it's ugly or not, that is a matter of opinion, and opinions are like as... - everybody's got one. :D But a good thing is that this new case is stirring some "opinions"... I always welcome new players to the game, it's newer crowded... :D

    And for example, I like the black one, especially with LED's turned off. :p Like it so much that I will buy one, when available. Because I care sh.. about LED, transparent sides and other fanciness, when there is so much functionality and when it is so well distributed (7*3.5", 5*5.25"). I never understood why would anyone cram more than 2-3 of 5.25" slots, let alone 7 or 12... :nutkick:
     
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    Fugly. Enough said.
     
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    fugliness = dread of every PC enthusiast :p
     
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    No case is perfect,, they all need some kind of modding in my world,,
     
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    Well I was thinking fail because I run push/pull fans with my H50 and the pulling fan is mounted outside the chassis...so it would be impossible with this case.....OR if you wanted to mount a rad on the outside, fail:slap:
     
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    or those are old pics;) I can tell you it isnt like that at all.
     
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    Sneeky has one????
     
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    shhhhhh, technically I dont have it till the first of October:roll: Also look here..................................................VVVVV
     

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