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Bitfenix Colossus Micro ATX Case Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. External Impressions Part 1
  4. External Impressions Part 2
  5. Internal Impressions
  6. Installation Experience
  7. Conclusion


Bitfenix sent us a Micro-ATX version of their Colossus case. Seeing that mATX and miniITX cases are designed y to accommodate as many hardware components  with as little space as possible, I am curious to know how good this case really is! This is the first smaller-than-ATX case that I am reviewing, so I curious to know how good these case designs really are!! It’s not really a secret that I am a fan of inverted motherboard case design, especially with low-cost case like BitFenix Outlaw.

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Like many brands, Bitfenix has a straight-forward packaging- logo and case name at the front, features mentioned in the rear and the specifications on the side.

The unit that I received was with a torn box and couple of cartons from another case filled in. But despite that there is not damage to the case, aside from the slightly bent PCIe cover.
bitfenix_colossus_matx_0017 The specifications are as follows:

ModelBitFenix Colossus mATX
MaterialsSteel, Plastic, SofTouch™
Colors (Int/Ext)Black/Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)250 x 330 x 374mm
Form-FactorMicro-ATX, Mini-ITX
5.25″ Drive Baysx 1
3.5” Drive Baysx 4
2.5” Drive Baysx 3
Cooling Top120mm x 2 (optional)
Cooling Bottom120mm x 2 (1 included) or 200mm x 1(optional) or 230mm x 1 (optional)120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional)
PCI Slotsx 5
I/OUSB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
Power SupplyPS2 ATX (bottom, multi-direction)
ExtrasLiteTrak™ lighting system, SofTouch™ surface treatment, magnetic heat shield

The case’s frame is of steel and BitFenix uses its signature sofTouch coat for the front and the top.

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