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BitFenix Raider

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Posted April 27, 2012 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Features and Package

Below are the features and specifications for the BitFenix Raider:

Four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
As the first chassis to offer four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, Raider is ready for the future. Use the two internal 19-pin connectors to enable up to four USB 3.0 ports, or use the included 9-pin connectors for USB 2.0 – plenty of connectivity for all your high-speed USB devices.

Maximum Airflow Design
The smooth mesh styling of Raider is more than just looks. The combination of an all mesh front and top with 5 fan locations means maximum cooling for your components. And for those who demand even more airflow, the Raider can also be outfitted with up to two huge 200mm fans for unmatched air-cooling.

BitFenix Spectre™ Cooling
A premium chassis deserves premium cooling. That’s why Raider comes loaded with three BitFenix Spectre™ 120mm fans for superb cooling performance and quiet operation.

Integrated Fan Controller
Power is nothing without control, which is why Raider comes equipped with an integrated fan controller. Watching a movie or listening to music? Turn your fans down for the sweet sound of silence. Ready to get into the game? Turn your fans up for maximum cooling performance. With Raider, you’ve got total control over any situation.

Superb Expansion
Offering four 5.25" bays, six 3.5"bays, and space for up to seven 2.5" drives, Raider can accommodate a bevy of hardware. Have an extremely long graphics card? No problem. Simply remove the specially-designed hard drive cage wall and install graphics cards up to 38cm in length!

BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment
Raider features signature BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment which gives an elegant matte finish and one-of-a-kind feel. Best of all, SofTouch™ even resists fingerprints and stains, keeping your Raider looking great.

Trouble-Free Installation
Working with your system shouldn’t be a headache. With a large CPU cooler cutout, tool-free drive locking mechanisms, rubber grommets and 23mm of clearance behind the motherboard tray, Raider can get your system up and running in record time. And to keep your system clean on the inside, dust filters on all intakes are also included.

Materials: Steel, Plastic
Dimensions: 210 x 500 x 493mm (ATX Mid Tower)
Motherboard Sizes: Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bays: 4
3.5" Drive Bays: 6
2.5" Drive Bays: 7
Cooling Front: 2 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 200mm (optional)
Cooling Rear: 1 x 120mm (included)
Cooling Top: 1 x 200mm (optional)
Cooling Bottom: 1 x 120mm (optional)
PCI Slots: 7
I/O: 4 x USB3.0, HD Audio
Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi-direction)

The Raider sports the usual brown cardboad packaging and black print. Front and center we have the sci-fi-esque BitFenix logo image and artistic design, followed by the logo again, on the right. On the left face we see a top front view of the Raider and around the back we have a stylish design outlining key features. Of those key features, we see that three high performance Spectre pro fans are included. Upon unpacking we find the typical Styrofoam seat cushions providing protection against the clumsiness of packer, shipper or consumer. The Raider is also wrapped in a plastic bagging to avoid moisture damage.

Accessories include a detailed quick installation guide, 12 small black zip-ties, a system speaker and various case screws and standoffs. One surprise here was the addition of the correctly-sized socket for installing the motherboard standoffs.

Also included are four “sticky” case feet. This was the biggest letdown that I encountered with the case. Since they only attach to the bottom of the case via an adhesive, folks that like to slide their case will be so frustrated that they will just take these off and throw them away. If your tower sits on top of your desk it might not be that big of an issue because it is easier to lift and not slide. I have to slide my case back into its spot beneath my desk and this causes the feet to slide as well making them virtually useless.

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