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BitFenix Introduces Outlaw Mid-Tower Gaming Case

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  1. btarunr

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    Today, gaming hardware designer BitFenix is pleased to launch its latest gaming chassis. Named Outlaw, this mid-tower ATX enclosure offers premium features, innovative layout, and superior styling at a groundbreaking price point.

    "We set out to design a value gaming chassis like no other on the market, and the result of that is Outlaw," says BitFenix Product Manager David Jarlestedt. "Offering features normally found on chassis twice the price, Outlaw is a gaming case that really does break all the rules."

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    One look at Outlaw reveals something truly unique in this segment. The motherboard tray is flipped upside down, placing the graphics card close to the top of the case. By doing so, Outlaw not only delivers enhanced cooling to graphics cards via the top fan vents, but also allows the installation of extra-long VGA cards so gamers can outfit their system with the latest firepower available.

    While priced very affordably, Outlaw comes with many of the same features that are found on more expensive enclosures. On the exterior, gamers can look forward to a handsomely crafted front bezel that's coated with signature BitFenix SofTouch Surface Treatment for stain resistance and a luxuriously soft feel. Four high-speed USB 2.0 ports offer excellent connectivity, while the black coated interior and black cabling lend Outlaw an even more premium look and feel. With Outlaw, users can experience the quality and attention to detail that has garnered BitFenix nearly 200 awards worldwide.

    But looking good is one thing; performing well is another. Outlaw is definitely no slouch in the cooling department. Aside from the stock 120mm fan, gamers can install up to 7 additional 120mm fans for a total of eight, and the two fan locations on the side panel can also be upgraded to 140mm fans for added airflow. For water cooling enthusiasts, two water cooling holes also come standard.

    Outlaw is also designed to give users maximum expansion possibilities. With four 5.25" and four 3.5" drive bays, users have plenty of room to expand their system, and with the included 2.5" SSD mount, users can equip their Outlaw with the latest in SSD technology. Along with the seven included PCI slots, gamers have all the room they need to make their Outlaw a force to be reckoned with.

    When it comes time to put their system together, users will definitely appreciate the DIY-friendly features that are included with Outlaw. A large CPU cutout makes short work of swapping CPU coolers, and thoughtful cable management features make it easy to keep your system tangle-free. All drives can be secured using easy-to-use thumbscrews for added stability and tool-free installation.

    BitFenix Outlaw will be available on store shelves beginning September 2011 with an estimated MSRP of 39€ (incl. 19% VAT) and $49.
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    Am i looking at that correctly is the motherboard mounted upside down?
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    When upside-down motherboards are outlawed, only outlaws will have upside-down motherboards.
    That why they named the case Outlaw, I guess.
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    But isn't that BTX?
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    No BTX had to do more with CPU/northbridge placement on the motherboard.
    This is nice as it gets say a hot SLI/CF up top so heat can go straight up and out, while you’ll actually get to see the stickers on the shrouds of you cards! Though, you probably won’t get to have multiple DVD/CD drives if you have extra-long VGA card(s) I believe those will cause problems. What could really make or break thin case is routing and concealing PSU wires. As a lot of times a regular case has space above the DVD drive to bundle wires out of sight and out of the air flow, this wouldn’t provide for that.
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    No because now you have to open the right side to acces your hardware instead of left side
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    The front is beautiful. I only wish more high-end cases would look that good.
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    Which side the case gains access has nothing much to do with BTX I've seen case both way.
    Google it...
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    wow a reversed case for $50 ! that's a feature you normally only see in cases with $200 + price point
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    So uhh, do heatpipes work as good as designed with them upside down? Usually the "southbridge" is the lightest heatsink and as the pipes snake up towards the VRM's they become more robust and thus dissapate more heat as compared to all ending up at the tiny SB cooler.
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    BIG LOL !! :laugh::laugh:
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    Will TPU be reviewing this?
    If it's as good as a HAF 912 I'll take it (unlikely)
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    I expect this would be more on the level of the CM Elite 430/Centurion 5 II. The Shinobi would probably be a better comparison for a HAF 912.
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    I have seen a case at least 2 yrs ago that had the board flipped like this. My brother bought one for his wife. It was a micro case for around $65. Why all of a sudden is this so strange? Seems to me to be an old idea that didnt take so well.
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    BTX is different from ATX upside-down.
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    [​IMG]TX != BTX!¡¡
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    is it me or bitfenix seems to only focusing on low bugdet market right now? shinobi already impress me, but these trails of low budget case.. hmm, i think they should build at least one high end cases again after colossus.

    between $100-150, there's still some sweet spots they can get..
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    They already have various versions of Colossus and Survivor, and in the pricepoints they are targetting now they're doing well since they offer features that are rarely seen in cases at these prices.

    And usually, their competitors only differ in outside looks and obviously the brand, and the name of the case.
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    about the quality, there's no deniable that they are good, but deep in my mind i want something a little bit bigger and more compact than shinobi case plus front USB 3.0 port, which is lack on their line of budget case.

    if it cost $10 or $15 more i dont mind it if it for the sake of USB 3.0
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    i can assure you, they are working more high end cases
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    The idea for flipped ATX case is pretty much old. In fact I have one of these types. It's a nice idea to see something not standard :) here is a picture of it. But for 50$ a flipped case it's not bad at all, besides mine is much more expensive...

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    looks nice
    solid and if it has good cable management it would be rock

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