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, the company has now released the Phenom derivative of these cases. Both use the same housing as their Prodigy counterparts, but aim at the crowd in need of storage space instead of portability. The unit on our test bench is the Phenom Mini-ITX. Here is what BitFenix has to say about this enclosure:
The latest BitFenix small form factor chassis, Phenom Mini-ITX combines an elegantly modern outlook with an incredibly flexible internal structure for a cube design like no other. The subtle curves coated in premium BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment offer a luxuriously matte finish, while the clean and uncluttered styling makes Phenom a perfect fit in virtually any environment. Designed for mini-ITX motherboards, Phenom Mini-ITX delivers superb flexibility with support for long graphics cards, tall CPU coolers, and even water cooling radiators. Users can install up to six hard disks or a whopping eleven SSDs, making Phenom Mini-ITX an ideal media server or NAS chassis, and two high-speed USB 3.0 ports ensure lightning-quick transfers of today's high-definition media. Along with a fully powder-coated interior, rolled cable pass-throughs, and filtered intakes, Phenom delivers the quintessential BitFenix experience in an SFF form factor.
|BitFenix Phenom Mini-ATX|
|MATERIAL:||Steel, Plastic, SofTouch|
|DRIVE BAYS:||6x Internal 3.5" (5 + 1 using included adapter)|
11x Internal 2.5" (5 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 using included adapter)
|DIMENSIONS:||250 x 330 x 374mm|
|FRONT FANS:||120mm x 2 (1 included) or 140/180/200/230mm x 1 (optional)|
|REAR FANS:||1x 120/140 mm (1x 120 mm included)|
|TOP FANS:||2x 120 mm (optional)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|