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World's First Four Superspeed USB 3.0 Port Chassis Delivers Relentless Performance

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Today, premier PC hardware designer BitFenix is pleased to announce our latest mid-tower ATX chassis design - Raider. Unlike other competing chassis that bundle run-of the-mill fans, Raider comes equipped with no less than three premium BitFenix Spectre fans for unmatched cooling performance. As the world's first chassis to offer four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, Raider combines advanced features with a sleek maximum airflow design for an unstoppable combination of aesthetics, performance and function.

    "Our Raider is about all-out aggressive cooling," says BitFenix Product Manager David Jarlestedt. "With features like four USB 3.0 ports, integrated fan control, Spectre cooling and an all-new design, Raider is ideal for users who require the ultimate in air cooling performance."

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    Like the unstoppable warrior it is named after, Raider is relentless when it comes to getting the job done. It begins with a sleek mesh design that not only promotes maximum airflow to your installed components, but also exudes the BitFenix design philosophy of clean and modern styling with signature BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment. Adorning the top of the case are four USB 3.0 ports, ideal for connecting an ever increasing variety of SuperSpeed peripherals. To keep components cool in any situation, Raider comes loaded with three premium 120mm BitFenix Spectre Fans for excellent cooling and low noise. And for complete control, the integrated fan controller gives you control of up to five fans with a convenient slider.

    Moving to the inside of Raider, users will be treated with numerous expansion possibilities with space for up to four 5.25", six 3.5" and seven 2.5" devices. The specially-designed removable hard drive cage wall allows gamers to install extra-long graphics cards while maintaining Raider's structural strength. And if even more cooling is required, users can utilize the Raiders five fan locations, with two of these able to accommodate huge 200mm fans. Best of all, all fan intakes are equipped with dust filters to let cool air in and keep dust out.

    Working with your system should be a no-nonsense affair, which is why Raider is loaded with DIY friendly features to help you get your system battle-ready in no time. Tool-free drive locking mechanisms make it easy to secure your drives, while a large CPU cooler cutout allow users to swap out CPU coolers without removing the motherboard. Raider also comes with plenty of cable management features, and rubber grommets to protect your cables and reduce air turbulence inside the chassis. And to keep noise in check, the power supply area features anti-vibration pads to help absorb vibrations from the power supply fan.

    As a BitFenix product, Raider is crafted with the utmost quality and exacting attention to detail that BitFenix is known for. From the brushed metal BitFenix logo and mesh PCI slot covers, to the fully coated interior and all-black cables, Raider users will be able to experience the BitFenix difference.

    BitFenix Raider will be available on store shelves beginning December 2011 with an estimated MSRP of 79€ (incl. 19% VAT) and $89.

    For more information on Raider, go to: http://www.bitfenix.com.
     
  2. qubit

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    Thanks to Jack Doph for the tip. :toast:
     
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    Looks quite good, thanks for post. Great idea the built in fan controller.
     
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    The pictures are just loading thumbnails for me.

    As for the case..."bulbous". It looks kind of frumpy and I don't really like it. Functionally it sounds pretty good though.
     
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    Yeah, sorry about the small pictures. It's what came with the press release.

    It's on their homepage though, if you wanna check it out there.
     
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    All the Raider pr0n you could want for now.....:laugh:

     
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    That is the best place EVAR for front I/O ports.
     
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    In my eyes it's like taking idea from different manufacturers, binding them into one, and not making it too showy, I'm not one for really "sublime" cases, but this one I like.
     
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    Seems like a nice case with a nice price.
     
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    I find it too bland and minimalist for my liking and the port connections on the top at the side look kinda funny. I prefer the looks of my HAF 922 any day. :rockout:

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    I would have gone for a 922, but went for the 912 PLUS since it has a black interior and a 2.5" drive cage.

    Come to think of it, with those ports in that position, I won't be able to even access them properly as I'm restricted in available height.
     
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    Too bland for me as well
     
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    the things people will say in their press releases never stop to amaze me.
    "comes equipped with no less than three premium BitFenix Spectre fans"
    so it has 3 small 120 mm fans. big deal.

    in the three client builds i did in their survivor cases we had to replace the fans because they were noisy and useless. what you mean "premium BitFenix Spectre fans"

    and on their website the cables are nicely hidden so you can not see what the usb 3 cables look like.
    how many motherboards are there with two 20 pin usb 3 connectors?

    and as usual with bitfenix NO dust filters.

    i am not impressed, period.
     
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    You prefer something like this? Tell me how many sales they would get...

     
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    When I see it sitting there relentlessly.......I know it can't be stoped.....
    Nice case....even better marketing.
     
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    No more and no less than what they were going to get anyway, but everyone saves time with the "revised" release. :)
     
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    oh really? so you think Apple would have gotten so many sells with crappy marketing?

    The great success of Apple can be thanked in a part by their brainwashing marketing... Besides, it isn't like they were lying, the case DOES have 4 USB 3.0 ports. It isn't their fault not everyone knows you need 2 connectors for that
     
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    That's bit of a straw man switch, no? The question posed was how many sales BitFenix would get, with a different product, market, and angle than Apples.

    Sure, the revised listing still contained elements that can ultimately only be determined by the individual reader (usefulness of features), but it was shorter and I could boil it down to what really mattered in more timely manner :)

    Few of us here are swayed by PR or comments about a product. We see the specs, the pictures, and make up our mind quickly. No amount of praise or vileness I could summon about this case would sway more than a percent of the people viewing it. Same goes for the company. If they used your revision I'd only see fan count and size, USB type and port count, board size, cost, and the rest.
     
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    I can see how it is more to the point, but if I company ain't proud of their products and insult them, I ain't buying them. Can you really trust a company that doesn't trust themselves?

    And more to the point, even if it took all the PR BS, and you aren't swayed by PR, doesn't mean others aren't. Sure I might not have a different opinion with a straight to the point description, but it doesn't mean Mr.Joe 18 years old @ tomshardware won't be influenced by it. Doesn't mean Bob that is looking to build a computer for his son @ some shop that sells these cases will not be influenced. Doesn't mean even some 1000~2000 post member from TPU will not be influenced, hell maybe sneekypeet or Mussels or erocker might even be influenced

    My point is you can't blame a company for advertising their product in a positive manner. There are lines of exaggeration that should not be crossed, but they haven't been here. My point about Apple was that marketing is important, if Apple were to only list it's specs, they wouldn't have been successful at all. You aren't the center of the world, other people can be influenced, subconsciously or not.

    P.S: I'm just trying to make my point, sorry if my comments seem a bit harsh, so don't take anything personal from this post ;)
     
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    So how are the 4 USB 3.0 ports going to be utilized? Do I understand, from reading here, that motherboards don't support this yet? No second connection?
     
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    I'm sure some have it and with X79 more will have it. Also, perhaps there is a way to split 1 connection in 2 (shared bandwidth)
     
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    The titles of your "News" articles sound like advertising more than news to me. Could you consider toning down the hype a bit?
     
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    I agree a little, put Relentless Performance in quotations and I'm happy
     
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    No, it's good. So few people COME AT ME BRO these days that I'm left without reply many times and the thread dies.

    My point was more 'in the moment' as a direct reply to the question. Here at TPU, regarding case selection (but not limited to it), the number of swayed people I feel is insignificant. This is from years of observation of the forums. However I see your global view as accurate. For every one who cuts through the fat of PR, there's one swimming in it. There's no other way to explain some of the things people buy - like Apple ;)
     

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