BitFenix Outlaw PC Gaming Case ReviewFri, Nov 11, 2011 - 12:00 AM
The BitFenix Outlaw Chassis
BitFenix is an up and coming PC enthusiast parts manufacturer. BitFenix states they would like to blur the line between the man and the machine. Let’s see how this statement holds up as the Outlaw mid-tower case is reviewed. BitFenix has five models of cases and the Outlaw is the entry model.
The BitFenix Outlaw presents an interesting and unique item into the entry level mid-tower cases. From the outside the first thing to be noticed is the SoftTouch front bezel that Bitfenix has been using on many other models. What a PC enthusiast will notice next is the unique architecture of the inside. The case’s main side is on its right side, not its left side. This just begins the uniqueness of the architecture. The first thing I thought when I saw the inside was, the motherboard mounts upside down! True enough if you watch the video you will see what I mean. I will go into more detail about this feature in a little bit. Ample 5.25″ and 3.5″ bays are available with one 2’5″ mount for SSDs. There are eight possible 120mm fan (two upgradable to 140mm) mounting points or even optional liquid cooling points. Of course there are also four USB 2.0 ports, audio ports, power button and reset button on the top bezel. The good people at Bitfenix have also allowed me to know that two of the USB ports will be replaced with USB 3.0 ports.
The Bitfenix will hit the US market at an MSRP of $49. European markets looks to get this item at 39 Euros. The case will only be featured in black. The case comes without a logo on the SoftTouch front but now with a sticker to place where the builder wishes.
Of course, whatever you end up buying you always want assurance of your purchase. The Outlaw warranty will cover basic coverage for 1 year. The case is designed for those who are looking for a value or entry level case. Also, those looking for new innovative designs in cooling may want to take a look at the inverted motherboard tray design. It’s is a steel and plastic case that converge into a nice mid-tower. The interior paint almost looked like metallic paint under good lighting. The case weighs 6.9kg or just over 15lbs.
BitFenix Outlaw Case Specifications
- Materials: Steel, Plastic
- Color(Int/Ext): Black/Black
- Dimensions(H x W x D): 438 x 180 x 478 mm (ATX Mid Tower)
- Motherboard Sizes: Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
- 5.25″ Drive Bays x 4
- 3.5″ Drive Bays x 4
- 2.5″ Drive Bays x 2
- Cooling Front: 2 x 120mm (optional)
- Cooling Rear: 1 x 120mm (included)
- Cooling Top: 2 x 120mm (optional)
- Cooling Bottom: 1 x 120mm (optional)
- Cooling Side Panel: 2 x 120/14F0mm (optional)
- PCI Slots x 7 I/O
- Front Ports: 4 x USB2.0*, Audio Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
*2 x USB 2.0 ports are to be replaced by 2 x 3.0 USB ports