Legit Case Reviews
BitFenix Colossus Full Tower Case Review
|Date:||Wed, Sep 01, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Installing Parts into the BitFenix Colossus
The Colossus comes with everything that is needed to mount your components. They include a 5.25" to 3.5" face plate, stick on wire management brackets, wire ties, and mounting screws.
BitFenix also includes a bay adapter that will convert a 5.25" bay to hold a 2.5" device.
Installing parts into the system was easy. There was more than enough room to work. The space for hiding the extra power supply wires was a little difficult, but that can be fixed by using a modular power supply.
There was more than enough room to run cables behind the tray. All the front I/O port cables, except the audio, were long enough to get to their intended spots and routed behind the tray. The font audio cable was a few inches short when being routed behind the tray. When I ran it in front I was able to reach the audio header on my motherboard.
The CPU cutout in the motherboard tray cleared the socket on our Intel DX58SO motherboard, which is rare given the odd arrangement of the socket.
With the system powered up I started to play with the lighting. I like the red more so over the blue. The blue was a little bright for my taste.
I then made a video to show the different modes for the lights. Starting in the off, blue pulse and solid. I then repeated with red.
By getting some wires crossed we found that you can have the panels and the front be opposite one another. So if you were to cycle the LED color the panels would always be the other color. This is due to the way the panels are wired. Sending power one way gets one color, and vice-versa.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusion
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