Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition

 

Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition

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The bottom section of the case has the slot for the power supply along with a slot for optional 140/120mm fan. As seen in the picutre there are two USB-male connectors in the cable bunch. These are the USB3 cables which need to be connected in to the motherboards I/O panel as none of the current motherboards have internal USB3 pin headers. Extension cards are held in the case using toolless clip system.

Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition

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On the back of the case there’s a slot for an optional 140/120mm fan. As seen in the picture, there’s a hole in the backpanel of the case so installation of most aftermarket coolers is possible without removing the motherboard. Colossus Venom Edition is also compatible with most watercooling solutions as there are four holes in the backpanel for water tubes.

Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition

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Installing hard disks in the caddies was easy and completely tool-less. Just push the hard disk in the caddy and ensure it is properly seated and you’re good to go. These sidepanels on the case require power cabling for the lights in them, therefore you have to connect small two pin power connector to the front section of the side panel.

Testing:

Following setup was used during our tests:

AMD Phenom II X4 975BE @ 4GHz

4x2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600MHz CL7

2x1TB Hitachi HDD in raid0

Asus M4A785TD-M EVO

Asus Radeon HD6850 DirectCU 1GB

Installing the parts in the case was straight forward process. There was enough space for all parts to fit in without problems and good cable management systems helped a lot to make the airflow optimal in the case. Connecting the power cords to side panels was a bit tricky – but in the end it worked as expected. You just have to be careful not to let the power cords to be between the sidepanel and the case structure.

After installing the parts we were surprised how well the sidepanels and the case structure absorbed any resonating noises from the hard disks and fans. This definitely seems to be one of the best built cases I’ve encountered so far!

Conclusion:

Bitfenix has most definitely put a lot of effort in this case! Being well designed, cool looking, and making no resonating noises at all – it is one of the best cases I’ve ever encountered. The only thing which may cause one to be hesitant about buying this case is the looks of it. Some of us enjoy having all kinds of lights and fancy widgets in their cases – while others have more conservative approach. However if lights, extreme quality, and geekish looks are the things for you – then go and buy this case, you won’t be disappointed!

Pros:

+ Looks

+ Well designed

+ No resonating noises

Cons:

– None

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