Legit Case Reviews
BitFenix Colossus Full Tower Case Review
|Date:||Wed, Sep 01, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Inside the BitFenix Colossus
Pulling the side panel off the Colossus we can get a look at the inside. The whole interior of the Colossus is blacked out. The motherboard tray has one of the biggest CPU cut outs I have seen. The only other case I can think of that is close is the 700D from Corsair.
The Colossus has five 5.25" drive bays. The bays are all tool-less. The BitFenix logo is the button for the tool-less mechanism. To work it, you push in the button and slide it forward to lock the drive in place.
The Colossus has room for seven hard drives. Each drive tray can hold either a 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive. In front of the hard drive cage is a 230mm intake fan.
The drive tray can hold either a 2.5" or 3.5" drive. The mounting of a 3.5" drive is tool-less, but the 2.5" drive will need to be attached with screws to the bottom of the tray.
In the bottom of the case we have the power supply mounting area and a spot for an additional 140mm or 120mm fan. Both the PSU area and the bottom intake have screens. The PSU screen can be removed from the back of the case without tools. The bottom mount screen is installed with screws.
The retention mechanism for the expansion card slots is beefy, but it holds really well. The slot covers are all mesh to allow for ventilation.
At the top we have the rear exhaust vent. Colossus shows in the specs that a 140mm or 120mm fan can be installed here. At this time the only mounting holes the vent has is for a 140mm fan. In the very top of the case is the top exhaust 230mm fan.
Pulling the right side panel off we can get a look at the back of the motherboard tray. The tray has plenty of wire management holes with grommets. There is a fair amount of space behind the tray for routing wires.
Next Page - Installing Parts into the BitFenix Colossus
Page 1 - Introducing the BitFenix Colossus
Page 2 - The Packing
Page 3 - External Impressions of the BitFenix Colossus
Page 4 - Inside the BitFenix Colossus
Page 5 - Installing Parts into the BitFenix Colossus
Page 6 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion