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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!



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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