BitFenix debuts the Phenom and Phenom M cases

Posted on Thursday, Sep 26 2013 @ 12:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
BitFenix introduces two new computer cases; the Phenom (Mini-ITX) and Phenom M (Micro-ATX). One of the things that sets this case apart is that BitFenix decided to throw out support for 5.25" devices.
Fifteen years ago Apple released the first iMac - a computer without floppy drive. Everyone were saying “they must be nuts”, but somehow after this event most of people started to throw away their old disks to trash and switched to CD-R. Today well known specialist in case manufacturing sets a beginning of new era. You can get rid of your old CD’s now, cause here comes BitFenix Phenom. Nowadays you can buy everything over Internet and download it very fast - games, music, movies. Even data backup switched to clouds and nobody use for it anymore CD-R or DVD-RW drives just like in old times.

BitFenix Phenom chassis dump external 5.25” slot and allows us to use more space inside your computer in a better way. The model comes in two different versions - microATX and Mini-ITX. In the first version you can install inside five 2.5” drives and two full size graphic cards in CrossFireX or SLI mode. The second one - Mini-ITX version fits eleven 2.5” drives and one long length two-slot graphic card. Despite small dimensions, there is also a place also for a standard ATX power supply and 240mm radiator, so its possible to build inside real gaming monster PC with watercooling.

BitFenix Phenom comes in two stylish colors - Arctic White and Midnight Black. Cover is made from patented high quality SofTouch material, so case looks much more elegant and really modernist.

BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX:
Colors: Matte Black / Matte White
Material: Steel, SofTouch, Mesh
Dimensions: 250 x 330 x 374 mm (width x height x length)
Supported mainboards: Mini-ITX
Supported power supply: ATX (at rear bottom)
Preinstalled fans:
1x Spectre 120 mm (front, <20 dBA, 73.5 m3/h, 1000 RPM)
1x Spectre 120 mm (rear, <20 dBA, 73.5 m3/h, 1000 RPM)
Fan bays:
2x 120mm (top)
2x 120mm or 1x 230/200/180/140mm (front)
1x 120/140mm (rear)
Antidust filters: included
Place for watercooling radiators:
240mm (top)
120mm (rear)
Expansion slots: 2 (ventilated)
Drive bays:
6x 3.5" (internal, 5+1 with adapter)
11x 2.5" (internal, 5+2+2+1+1 with adapter)
I/O Panel:
2x USB 3.0
1x HD Audio Out
1x HD Audio In
Maximum graphic card lenght: 320mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 175mm
Features:
Polished to a high gloss BitFenix logo
High quality SofTouch material
Cable management system
Tool free drive locking


Suggested retail price at Caseking.de: 69.90 Euro (incl. VAT)

BitFenix Phenom microATX:
Colors: Matte Black / Matte White
Material: Steel, Softouch, Mesh
Dimensions: 250 x 330 x 374 mm (width x height x length)
Supported mainboards: microATX, Mini-ITX
Supported power supply: ATX (at front bottom)
Preinstalled fans:
1x Spectre 120 mm (bottom, <20 dBA, 73.5 m3/h , 1000 RPM)
1x Spectre 120 mm (rear, <20 dBA, 73.5 m3/h, 1000 RPM)
Fan bays:
2x 120mm (top )
2x 120mm or 1x 230/200mm (bottom)
1x 120/140mm (rear)
Antidust filters: included
Place for watercooling radiators:
240mm (top, maximum thickness 27mm)
120mm (rear)
Expansion slots: 5 (ventilated)
Drive bays:
5x 3.5" (internal, 4+1 with adapter)
5x 2.5" (internal 2+2+1 with adapter)
I/O Panel:
2x USB 3.0
1x HD Audio Out
1x HD Audio In
Maximum length of the graphics cards: 320mm
Maximum CPU cooler heigh: 160mm
Maximum PSU length: 160mm
Features:
Polished to a high gloss logo
High quality material Softouch
Magnetic heat shield
Cable management system
CrossFireX and SLI support
Removable storage rack


Suggested retail price at Caseking.de: 79.90 Euro (incl. VAT)
BitFenix Phenom

BitFenix Phenom

BitFenix Phenom

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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