BitFenix Unleashes Colossus M Series For mITX and mATX Board Users

BitFenix Unleashes Colossus M Series

Futuristically-styled SFF case offers unparalleled design and epic flexibility

(BitFenix Design Lab, November 21, 2013) – Today, BitFenix presents two members of the new Colossus M Series: Colossus Mini-ITX and Colossus Micro-ATX. They are the latest creations from the BitFenix Design Lab, a continuation of the original Colossus line that delivers a premium compact housing with a futuristic yet clean style.

The Future is Bright

One look at this chassis makes it instantly recognizable as a member of the Colossus line. The bold lines and angles create an unmistakably futuristic look that’s tempered by our signature luxurious SofTouch™ Surface Treatment.

Immediately catching the eye is the BitFenix LiteTrak lighting system, which enables a continuous streak of light that wraps around the front and sides of the case. Users will be able to not only select between red, blue, and green lighting, but also choose a pulse mode that cycles through each color while adding a pulsing effect – all with a simple push of a button. Best of all, LiteTrak is powered by a single SATA power connection from the front panel – no side panel power connections required!

The ODD bay and mesh ventilated front panel is cleverly concealed by the front door, and the I/O panel, which includes two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, is located on the side panel to maintain a clean look at all times.

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Colossus Mini-ITX

The spacious interior offers two preinstalled 120mm front and rear fans, and includes the option to install up to five 120mm fans for extra cooling boost. Up to five 3.5″ drives or seven 2.5″ drives in total can be installed, or for those looking to run high-end graphics cards up to 330mm, the 3 bay FlexCage™ can be easily removed. Colossus Mini-ITX supports installation of thick 240 mm radiators on the top or front, and the easily removable bottom dust filter prevents from dust accumulating dust inside the case over time. Colossus Mini-ITX is the perfect choice for enthusiasts who are looking for compact stylish case with excellent water cooling support and massive storage options.

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Colossus Micro-ATX

Colossus Micro-ATX adds Micro-ATX motherboard compatibility, which means added expansion possibilities. The included bottom fan can be easily replaced with up to two 3.5″ hard drives, and with the included removable storage rack, an additional two 3.5″ HDDs or three 2.5″ SSDs can be installed for excellent flexibility. The included magnetic heat shield prevents warm exhaust from the PSU from re-entering the case, and also looks great with its uniquely micro-textured surface. Users can also opt to install a single graphics card and a slim 240mm water cooling radiator at the same time. Users who require added PCI-express expansion are going to love Colossus Micro-ATX.

BitFenix Colossus Mini-ITX and Colossus Micro-ATX will be available on store shelves in December.

For more information on the Colossus M Series, please click below:
Colossus Mini-ITX
Colossus Micro-ATX

About BitFenix
BitFenix is the result of the collaboration of several veterans in both the technology and gaming industries. From the same minds behind some of technology’s most venerable products, BitFenix creates hardware and peripherals that grant the user the utmost control, strength, and performance to complete their computing tasks. Combining a deep understanding of gaming and other high-demand computing applications with superior engineering and design know-how, the BitFenix Team is dedicated to creating the go-to computing products and peripherals for those who refuse to quit. For more information, check out http://www.bitfenix.com.

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  • SebRa

    There doesn’t appear to be any ventilation for the GPU, no intake area on the side panel. The intake fans on the GPU would be less than an inch away from the side panel, which seems to be completely solid. They created the same problem before with the windowed side panel for the Prodigy. I’ve read through the product page on Bitfenix’s website, there’s no information about the side panel. Perhaps there’s more to it than meets the eye, but so far it’s not looking good.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      If one has a fan on the front and rear with a dual-rad water cooler up top… That should be pulling in a good amount of airflow… Not sure if you need an additional fan or grill on the side panel. I flipped the side panel on my mITX case as it made it quieter not to have an open grill on the facing where I sit and noticed no temp increase on the GPU or CPU.

      • SebRa

        You’re right, it would depend on what components you have installed, and if acknowledged, might not be a problem. However, I see it as an issue myself simply because it did cause problems on my Prodigy (my friends, too). The internal layouts seem similar between the Colossus M and the Prodigy, and after switching my ventilated side panel for the window, it caused the GPU temps to rise about 6 degrees Celsius when idle, and about 12 when gaming. I was also using a 230mm fan at the front and 120mm in the rear. Though hopefully it will not be as much of a problem for the Colossus M, because overall it looks like a solid case.