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Bitfenix Collosus Mini ITX Review

Lately it seems I have been covering the smaller side of things in reviews. If you read any of them, you will know that I am not a big fan of the diminutive size of Micro and Mini anything when it comes to computing. The bigger the better has been my motto. Huge cases that could fit every feature you might ever want, plus the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, have been my focus for the last few years. Despite this, not too long ago I had the chance to experiment with some of the newer small offerings from Bitfenix and MSI in the form of the Prodigy M and the Z87I Micro ATX Gaming board. I freely admit that I had a change of heart. To my surprise the performance differences between full size and snack size has been erased during this recent resurgence of the minuscule. Bitfenix is now giving me the chance to go even smaller with a Mini-ITX based Colossus M in an effort to fully rehabilitate my aversion to pint size PCs! If it is anything like the Prodigy M, they might just succeed. Let's dig in and find out!



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BitFenix Flo Headset review

There’s a new audio product on the market. Bitfenix has released their new Flo headset. The Flo is supposedly optimized for stellar sound. The claim that its recision-tuned acoustic chambers (equipped with 40mm Neodymium drivers) ensure great dynamic balance. The 40mm drivers are complimented by a detachable microphone and the headset is compatible with PCs, mobile devices and gaming consoles. Continue reading to find out if this headset delivers the audio quality and decibels gamers are waiting to hear.



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Prodigy M

The desktop PC has evolved into a platform for enthusiasts and modders to cram as much gear into a case as they can. Sometimes it is just not practical for taking to a LAN or using as an HTPC due to the size and weight of a custom PC. There has been a concerted effort by some case manufacturers to reduce the footprint of the desktop without leaving the features of a larger chassis behind. We all have grown spoiled to the conveniences of cable routing, drive bays and countless cooling options. This is where the ingenuity and innovation of BitFenix comes into play. BitFenfix, the creator of the popular mini ITX Prodigy case is looking to fill a gap in the small form factor market. Many complained the original Prodigy did not support the larger micro ATX board and felt left out. The Prodigy M with full support for micro ATX and mini ITX boards is said to offer the same flexibility and style of the original Prodigy case with the same small footprint. Let's take a look into how BitFenix pulled this off.



New BitFenix Support Website Launches

On December 26, 2013 BitFenix Design Lab Announced the launch of an all-new support center to even better serve their customers. At the BitFenix Support Center, users are now able to submit their inquiries via an easy-to-use ticketing system. With this new system, end users can quickly get their questions answered and have the ability to track the progress of their request. With the new support system, Bitfenix aims to respond to their customers within 48 hours of submission. Beginning today, users are welcome to head over to http://support.bitfenix.com if they are experiencing any issues with their BitFenix product. Users who currently have open Tickets and are already communicating with the Bitfenix support are encouraged to continue using the old system until their problem is resolved. To see the new BitFenix Support Site, go to http://support.bitfenix.com. For more information on BitFenix, please visit http://www.bitfenix.com.  



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Bitfenix Comrade Mid Tower Case

Introduction Bitfenix just released a case aimed squarely at builders on a budget. The Comrade case delivers high-end features at a very competitive price point. It is available in two classic colors,white and black .The Comrade brings a sleek design that’s ideal for the first-time builder. It comes with dedicated 3.5″ and 2.5″ drive racks as well as room for long graphics cards up to 300cm in length. The tool-free drive locking mechanisms make installation of hard drives a breeze, while dual dust filters allow for quick and easy cleanup. A high-speed USB 3.0 port has also been included. This case comes with powder-coated interior and an aluminum-finish BitFenix badge. The Comrade case is a mid-tower design and an unprecedented value.   Specifications   Materials Steel, Plastic Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black, White/White Dimensions (WxHxD) 185mm x 428.55mm x 470.5mm Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX 5.25” Drive Bays x 3 3.5” Drive Bays x 3 2.5” Drive Bays x 3 Cooling Front 120mm x 2 (optional) Cooling Rear 120mm x 1 (1 included) PCI Slots 7 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0, HD Audio Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction) Extras Front Dust Filter, PSU Dust Filter, Tool-Free Drive Locking



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Introducing the BitFenix Flo Headset

Introduction From the BitFenix Design Lab comes Flo™ – the premium PC headset made to move with you. Combining studio-engineered sound and signature BitFenix design, Flo delivers the audio you need and the styling you want on the road. Flo is optimized for stellar sound. Precision-tuned acoustic chambers equipped with 40mm Neodymium drivers ensure balanced, high definition sound whether you’re fragging the opposition, or listening to your favorite tunes on the go. Simply plug in the flexible microphone to dominate your opponents, and then detach it to rock to your own beats during your victory lap. A headset worthy of being worn on the road needs to look the part, which is why the designers at BitFenix have crafted Flo with a clean, stylish, and modern look. Multiple colors offer plenty of options for a look all your own, and signature BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment lends a premium matte look and soft feel. Flo is also engineered for maximum comfort. The self-adjusting headband contours to the shape of your head and provides optimal support. SoftFeel™ earcups provide supreme comfort during long listening sessions, and aside from providing astonishing durability, the steel frame structure gives optimal pressure for extreme comfort and maximum noise attenuation.   \   Features •Signature BitFenix Design – Clean and modern look you’ll want to wear away from the PC •Superior Sound – 40mm Neodymium drivers with precision-tuned acousti...



BitFenix Colossus Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX

Introduction Styled after the legendary BitFenix Colossus, Colossus Mini-ITX and Colossus Micro-ATX bring a futuristic yet refined design to the mini-ITX and Micro-ATX form factors. 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 multiple expansion cards and storage options. Two USB 3.0 ports enable lightning-quick file transfers, while small refinements such as rolled-edge cable pass-throughs, magnetic heat shield, and a powder-coated interior make Colossus Micro-ATX and Colossus Micro-ATX a joy to build in. Delivering aggressive looks with the flexibility to match, the small yet powerful Colossus Micro-ATX and Colossus Micro-ATX are the next big thing.     Specifications Materials Steel, Plastic, SofTouch™ Colors (Int/Ext) Black/Black Dimensions (WxHxD) 250 x 330 x 374mm Dimensions (WxHxD) Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX 5.25″ Drive Bays x 1 3.5” Drive Bays x 4 2.5” Drive Bays x 3 Cooling Top 120mm x 2 (optional) Cooling Bottom 120mm x 2 (1 included) or 200mm x 1(optional) or 230mm x 1 (optional) 120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional) PCI Slots x 5 I/O USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction) Ex...



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Ronin Case Review

Introduction BitFenix has made some pretty impressive cases in the past, from their Shinobi XL all the way down to the small yet powerful Prodigy. Let’s also not forget about the Spectre series fans, the Alchemy sleeved PSU extensions, and their LED strips. We all have seen one of these cases modded at some point. I’ve seen at least 100 case mods/builds featuring one of BitFenix’s cases. This is because of their innovative thought and design process. Now we’re back with another innovative case design, the Ronin. The Ronin has a feature we usually only see on modded cases, a feature that has to be hand made. It’s BitFenix’s stealth cover. This stealth cover is used to add a great aesthetic look and feel to the case. It also helps hide those unsightly ODD/HDD bays and PSU out of site so we can focus on the actual parts we want to display. We have support for a 240mm rad out of the box, a removable FlexCage, and it includes 2x 120mm fans. One of the new features the Ronin offers that I’ve never seen on a case is its SofTouch™ surface treatment. This adds a classy style to the Ronin. Before we start this review let’s read a little bit about BitFenix.   BitFenix is the result of the collaboration of several veterans in both the technology and gaming industries. From the same minds behind some of technology’s most venerable products, BitFenix creates hardware and peripherals that grant the user the utmost control, strengt...



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BitFenix Introduces Phenom

Elegantly crafted compact case brings beautiful flexibility (BitFenix Design Lab, September 26, 2013) – Today, BitFenix is proud to officially announce Phenom, the newest creation from the BitFenix Design Lab. Featuring clean, uncluttered styling and tremendous build flexibility, Phenom represents the perfect marriage of advanced functionality with next-level SFF design for a case that’s sure to be an instant classic. Engineered to be a sleek modern cube design that suits any environment, fans of clean and elegant chassis are going to feel right at home with Phenom. The mesh accents along the sides of the case perfectly complement the smooth surfaces of the SofTouch-coated top and front panels. In the center is a highly-polished BitFenix logo that contrasts the subtle matte contours perfectly, creating a design that is ideal for any modern décor. And because different systems have different requirements, Phenom comes in both mini-ITX and micro-ATX variants to meet the needs of an even larger group of users. Phenom Mini-ITX: Superior Water Cooling and Massive Storage Compatible with mini-ITX motherboards, Phenom Mini-ITX is a case that’s ideal for both water cooling enthusiasts and storage mavens. The top intake easily accommodates thick radiators up to 240mm in length. The easy-to-use FlexCage™ can store up to five 3.5″ hard disks or SSDs, or removed entirely to accommodate long graphics cards up to 330mm in length, or additional water cooling on the...



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BitFenix Introduces Shadow

Latest BitFenix chassis design delivers modern styling and impressive value (BitFenix Design Lab, August 29, 2013) – Today, acclaimed PC hardware designer BitFenix is proud to reveal the latest chassis in its award-winning lineup – Shadow. Featuring a clean, modern design and a multitude of DIY-friendly features, Shadow represents a trifecta of style, functionality, and value. With a completely uncluttered façade and monolithic design, Shadow fits perfectly in virtually any environment. The magnetic door, which deftly hides away optical drives, is covered with signature BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment for added stain resistance and a premium matte finish. This smooth surface is complimented by a brushed aluminum BitFenix logo, along with a customizable LED accent. Located at the bottom of the front door, this LED accent can be changed to red or blue to match your build, or turned off with the press of a button on the I/O panel. On the inside, Shadow shows it’s more than just a pretty face. This ATX design fits long graphics cards up to 320mm in length, and tall CPU coolers up to 165mm in height, ensuring full compatibility with today’s high-octane hardware. Shadow comes with plenty of storage capacity, equipped with three 5.25″ drive bays and no less than seven 3.5″ bays – perfect for users with massive media collections. To speed the installation process along, each of these bays come with tool-free drive locking, and single 2...



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BitFenix Launches Prodigy M

(BitFenix Design Lab, August 14, 2013) – Known for its clean yet modern designs, premier PC hardware designer BitFenix unleashes the all-new version of its critically and commercially acclaimed Prodigy chassis – the Prodigy M. As newest member of the Prodigy family, Prodigy M represents the most compact and highly compatible case in the micro-ATX segment, setting new standards in terms of mobility, compatibility, and design. Featuring never-before-seen flexibility and styling in the mini-ITX segment, the original Prodigy has garnered over 100 media awards and accolades. Since then, the BitFenix Labs have been inundated with emails requesting a retooled version that accepts micro-ATX motherboards. Today, BitFenix is proud to officially release the Prodigy M – a case inspired by BitFenix fans around the world. Headlining the Prodigy M is full compatibility with micro-ATX motherboards. For the first time, users will be able to build micro-ATX systems inside the same svelte dimensions of the original Prodigy, and enjoy all of the added expandability of the micro-ATX form factor. With two variations of Prodigy now available, users can now choose the one that’s right for their own builds. For storage mavens and water cooling enthusiasts, the original Prodigy is ideal for those types of users. For gamers looking for dual graphics systems with SLI or Crossfire, or for those users that need more than one expansion slot, the new Prodigy M is perfect fit for them....



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BitFenix Unveils Ronin PC Chassis

Known for its signature clean yet modern designs, premier PC hardware designer BitFenix is proud to reveal its latest ATX chassis creation – Ronin. Featuring enhanced cooling capabilities, DIY-friendly features, unique styling, and legendary BitFenix quality, Ronin represents a next-level chassis design that shows your opponents no mercy. Modern, stylish, and clean, with a menacing all-black finish, Ronin is the epitome of BitFenix design. The top and front panels, coated in BitFenix SofTouch Surface Treatment for excellent stain resistance and quality feel, are bordered by micro-mesh strips that not only perfectly compliment the matte black exterior, but also act as additional ventilation. Moving to the side panel, users are greeted by a massive see-through acrylic window that allows enthusiasts to clearly see their hardware payload. Here, BitFenix innovates yet again with the Stealth Cover – an easy to install panel that effectively covers up optical drives, hard disks, power supply, and cabling for a clean and tidy look. The Stealth Cover, adorned in a micro-texture finish, looks incredible on its own, and enables an incredibly clean-looking build even for the most novice builders. But the beauty of Ronin goes much beyond the surface. On top, Ronin accommodates two 140 mm fans or water cooling radiators up to 240 mm in length. Combined with two 120 mm fan locations in front, one on the bottom, and one on the back panel, Ronin offers tremendous cooling potent...



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Experience BitFenix at Computex 2013

(BitFenix Design Lab, May 13, 2013) – Today, BitFenix is proud to announce its presence at Computex Taipei 2013. Recognized as Asia’s largest technology tradeshow, BitFenix will be at the Nangang Exhibition Hall‘s Booth J0409ain full force to show off the latest innovative BitFenix designs. With the aim of bringing clean and modern styling to computer hardware, BitFenix has created a multitude of product designs geared towards gamers and PC enthusiasts alike. This philosophy has brought forth several iconic designs, including the futuristic Colossus, the rugged yet elegant Survivor, and the streamlined Shinobi. In 2013, BitFenix fans will be introduced to several all-new designs, including Ronin, Shadow, and Comrade, filling out an already impressive gaming case lineup. The BitFenix design philosophy extended to the realm of small form factor and living room PCs with the introduction of the blockbuster Prodigy mini-ITX chassis in 2012. This compact yet robust case brought high-end hardware compatibility to the mini-ITX platform, igniting a torrent of high-octane mini-ITX builds in the hardware community, and winning multiple awards and polls around the world as the favorite in small form factor chassis. At Computex 2013, showgoers will not only catch a glimpse of the newest member of the Prodigy family, but also see an entirely new lineup of cases designed to push the limits of what people can expect from SFF. 2013 will be another milestone for BitFenix, ...



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BitFenix Reveals Prodigy Green and Blue

Almost one year ago, BitFenix launched the Prodigy – a mini-ITX chassis that makes no compromises. Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce two new members to the Prodigy line up – Prodigy Green and Prodigy Blue. Sporting two exciting new colors and a window side panel, these two new models take the awesome features and styling of the original Prodigy and revamp it for a new year. New Colors, New Options The flexibility offered by this mini-ITX dynamo sparked the creative fires of builders everywhere, resulting in a virtual avalanche of unique builds. Prodigy Green and Blue, with their standard window side panels, make it easy for users to show off their creations. And with two luscious color options – Vivid Green and Cobalt Blue – Prodigy Green and Blue owners will have no trouble attracting attention at the next LAN party. Of course, these new models come with all the same features that made Prodigy the mini-ITX case of choice for thousands of users around the world. From the clean, uncluttered design to the choice materials like FyberFlex Composite and SofTouch Surface Treatment, Prodigy Green and Blue users will experience the same BitFenix quality that has brought the original Prodigy to the top of the charts. On the inside, users will find plenty of room for up to five 3.5″ HDDs or 2.5″ SSDs, as well as long graphics cards up to 320 mm in length. Removing the BitFenix FlexCage gives room for the thickest 240 mm radiators, and the sta...



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Prodigy Window Side Panel and Alchemy Mixed Cables

BitFenix Design Lab, January 15, 2012 – With overwhelming response from the community, users have requested greater personalization for their BitFenix cases and accessories. Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce the Prodigy Window Accessory and Alchemy Mixed Cable Series.       Prodigy Window Side Panel Accessory   Displaying a clear, non-obstructive acrylic, the Prodigy Side Panel Window Accessory is a hassle free option to obtain a clear view of your full sized video card. Without any clips or tacky mounting mechanisms in sight, your Prodigy Black or Prodigy White can maintain its sleek design while having no compromises to the hardware inside.       Custom individual sleeving is a great way to add flare and cleanliness to a computer. But without the right tools, it can be very time consuming and messy. BitFenix Alchemy Cables proved to be a modder’s favorite when it comes to shrinkless and flexible cables. Featuring our ultra-dense NanoSleeve™ braiding in an alternating pattern of colors, Alchemy Mixed Cables make customizing and color coordinating your system an incredibly simple affair.   Both the Prodigy Side Panel Window Accessory and Alchemy Mixed Cables will be available at the middle of February.   For more information on other BitFenix products and new releases, please visit http:// http://www.bitfenix.com.







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