BitFenix Portal Mini-ITX case has slide-out dual-frame design

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 15 2017 @ 11:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BitFenix showcases its Portal, a new Mini-ITX case with a unique dual-frame design. The exterior is made from aluminium and the steel interior slides in and out of the housing via a ball bearing runner design.

The case supports two 3.5" HDDs, up to three 2.5" SSDs, SFX form factor power supply, CPU cooler with a maximum height of 125mm and a video card with a maximum length of 300mm. One 80mm rear and one 120mm front fan is included with the case, and there should be room enough for a 120mm radiator in the front. Other features include a I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio ports. With the stand, the case measures 247mm x 395mm x 411mm (W x H x D) and weighs 5.81kg.

The Portal case is offered in white and black color options, as well as with or without a case window. Pricing and availability is unknown.

Portal BitFenix

Portal BitFenix
Transcending from traditional boxy cases, the BitFenix Portal redefines case-design for compact ITX chassis. Striving to balance aesthetics and functionality, the eye-catching shape of the Portal is paired with a unique interior structure.

Premium Grade Aluminum
Premium grade aluminum molded into clear lines and discreet curves form a chassis with a unique compact shape. The convex design is paired with a hovering effect that blends perfectly well into any environment.

Dual Frame Design
Designed for ITX Motherboards, the striking key component of the interior is the Dual Frame Design for easy access and quick installation. The inner chamber, equipped with enough space for high-end components, slides into the housing via a ball bearing runner design.

Compact Versatility
Despite the compact ITX form factor, the Portal provides a versatile scope. Designed as a chassis for Home Theater PCs, it surpasses limitations by further serving as an office system or gaming rig, supporting the latest high-end components from a 300mm graphics card to a 2.5” and two 3.5” hard drives.

Intelligent Cooling Solution
To cool the built-in hardware, the portal is equipped with air inlets at all four corners and the bottom of the housing. The air-permeable inner chamber is further equipped with included 120mm intake and 80mm exhaust fan, for a stable airflow for basic Office and Home Theater PCs.

Water Cooling Support
Supporting high-end hardware components, enthusiasts and gamers utilizing the Portal will need to maximize cooling. To further enhance the cooling capabilities of the Portal, the 120mm intake fan shall be swapped for a 120mm radiator in combination with a AIO or custom water cooling solutions.

Finishing Touch
The optional top window gives the portal a final edge. With the inverted Motherboard tray, the view will be clear on the latest RBG-lit Graphic Cards. The black or white coating gives the Premium Grade Aluminum a smooth touch.

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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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