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Building a small form factor gaming PC is a tricky business. For one thing, there simply isn’t enough room to fit as many components as you would put in a mid- or full-size gaming PC. Multiple graphics cards aren’t likely, and oversized power supplies (not to mention CPU heatsinks) usually present major challenges. The other issue is the heat: with space at a premium, good airflow becomes even more important, but all the harder to preserve. And don’t expect your customers to give you leeway on performance, looks, or (and this might be the toughest target of all) noise. But it’s... Read more...
Building a small form factor gaming PC is a tricky business. For one thing, there simply isn’t enough room to fit as many components as you would put in a mid- or full-size gaming PC. Multiple graphics cards aren’t likely, and oversized power supplies (not to mention CPU heatsinks) usually present major challenges. The other issue is the heat: with space at a premium, good airflow becomes even more important, but all the harder to preserve. And don’t expect your customers to give you leeway on performance, looks, or (and this might be the toughest target of all) noise. But it’s... Read more...
Noise and heat are two of the biggest issues facing PCs, especially when their owners are trying to enjoy an HD film or blowing up newbs in the battlefield. BitFenix’s latest chassis, the Ghost, is designed to alleviate those issues with quiet construction and liquid cooling capabilities. The Ghost is built with Serenitek silencing material that coats the inside of the front and side panels, and anti-vibration HDD trays, rubber grommets on the PSU, and quiet 120mm Spectre fans all contribute to the noise-reducing effort. By removing the top fan filter, users can access the compartment designed... Read more...
We’ve seen firsthand how tiny motherboards can pack a serious punch, and BitFenix appears to feel the same way. The company announced the Prodigy mini-ITX chassis, which is designed to accommodate five HDDs or SSDs, a removable 5.52-inch drive bay, up to five 120mm fans, and with the FlexCage removed, a 240mm radiator for liquid cooling. The case is long enough to fit graphics cards up to 320mm long, and the dual PCI slots enable you to squeeze in a bigger card, too. The motherboard tray is set to allow for taller CPU coolers, and you can use a standard ATX PSU inside. There are a pair of... Read more...
There are fan controllers and then there are fan controllers, and it’s always fun to see some that are a bit tricked out. BitFenix has a pair of them, the Recon and the Hydra Pro. The Recon’s primo feature is that you can control it over the Internet via a Web browser. The controller features five channels, a touchscreen interface, dual microprocessors for real-time status updates from the motherboard, and the ability to set and recall presets on the fly. Recon BitFenix built a fan controller that does double duty as an LED controller with the Hydra Pro, which has five thermal channels... Read more...
It’s something you bump into all the time: You’ll be testing out a nice case only to find that the front I/O panel has just USB 2.0 ports, with no USB 3.0 to be found. It seems like a smallish detail until you plug in a USB 3.0 device and find you’re limited to USB 2.0 performance. BitFenix gets it and is upgrading more of its cases to USB 3.0 (while leaving a couple of USB 2.0 ports for good measure). The BitFenix Shinobi, Shinobi Window, and Colossus Window cases will now all ship with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Yes, it’s a slight upgrade, but it’s a welcome... Read more...
When it comes to PC cases, the choices are endless. You could hunt for days and days and not run out of options, but only a few really rise to the top in terms of flexibility and design. BitFenix is hoping to join that elite group with the new Colossus Venom and Windows cases. These are two new variants of the Colossus full-tower PC chassis, and they've definitely got style. The Colossus Venom Edition was actually just a prototype a few months ago, but after lots of demand from those at Gamescom 2010, the company decided to commercialize it. Colossus Venom Edition uses the same design as the original... Read more...