I would like to thank BitFenix for supplying the review sample.
BitFenix made a big splash with the Prodigy offering a cube form factor and the ability to hold long graphics cards, and flexible handles for easy transport - all at a reasonable price. Followed by the Prodigy M and Phenom line of cube-shaped cases, BitFenix is now looking to infuse that coolness factor of the original Colossus into the same form factor with the Colossus Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX. We have the Mini-ITX on our test bench today, and this is what BitFenix has to say about the chassis:
Styled after the legendary BitFenix Colossus, Colossus Mini-ITX brings a futuristic yet refined design to the mini-ITX form factor. The top and sides feature our signature SofTouch™ Surface Treatment for an undeniably quality finish, and exclusive LiteTrak™ Technology forms a virtually unbroken line of light across the front and sides of the case that can not only switch color, but also pulsate at the touch of a button. On the inside, users will be treated to an epically flexible interior that can accommodate a long graphics card, powerful water cooling, and multiple storage options. Two USB 3.0 ports enable lightning-quick file transfers, while small refinements such as rolled-edge cable pass-throughs, tool-less drive locking, and a powder-coated interior make Colossus Mini-ITX a joy to build in. Delivering aggressive looks with the flexibility to match, the small yet powerful Colossus Mini-ITX is the next big thing.
|BitFenix Colossus Mini-ITX|
|CASE TYPE:||Mini-ITX Cube|
|MATERIAL:||Steel, Plastic, SofTouch|
|DRIVE BAYS:||1x External 5.25"|
5x Internal 3.5"
8x Internal 2.5" (5 + 2 + 1 )
|DIMENSIONS:||250 x 330 x 374mm|
|FRONT FANS:||120mm x 2 (1 included) or 140/180/200/230mm x 1 (optional)|
|REAR FANS:||120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional)|
|TOP FANS:||120mm x 2 (optional)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
|FAN/LED Controller:||LED Controller button - toggle off/blue/green/red|