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BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble

BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble

The Colossus looks like a mix of the high airflow Prodigy and sleek Phenom

BitFenix has launched it's new mini case, the Colossus M-series, which comes in mini-ITX and micro-ATX flavours and is available on pre-order for £74.99 at OCuK.

Spiritual successor to the company's first case, the Colossus, We first saw the new Colossus during our Computex coverage.

It features a near-identical layout inside to the popular Prodigy, but loses the FiberFlex feet and handles and has a front door rather than front fascia - a move that some of you will no doubt have some of you jumping for joy.

The case is, therefore, small than the Prodigy, yet boasts similar expansion with support for full-size PSUs and plenty of storage and cooling options.

The main feature of the case is a wrap-around light strip, which can be set to blue, red or green and includes various display modes such as pulsing or colour cycling via a push-button. Unlike the recent Phenom case, the Colossus offers an external 5.25in bay and also sports a vented front section, which should improve cooling compared to the Phenom.

BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble BitFenix Colossus M-series cases on pre-order at OCuK BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble BitFenix Colossus M-series cases on pre-order at OCuK
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BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble BitFenix Colossus M-series cases on pre-order at OCuK BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble BitFenix Colossus M-series cases on pre-order at OCuK
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BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble BitFenix Colossus M-series cases on pre-order at OCuK
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BitFenix Colossus M offers Prodigy-like features without the wobble BitFenix Colossus M-series cases on pre-order at OCuK
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Out of the box, the case supports five 3.5in drives or eight 2.5in SSDs and by removing the middle hard disk cage, there's room for 330mm graphics cards too. In mini-ITX mode, there's room for 175mm CPU coolers, while the micro-ATX case offers additional PCI expansion slots but a slightly reduced CPU cooler height at 160mm due to the fact the motherboard is mounted on its side.

The front of the case still sports the flexible fan mount that offers a home for dual 120mm or single 140/180/200 or 230mm fans (or radiators). Check out the images above and let us know what you think in the forum.

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SchizoFrog 25th November 2013, 19:35 Quote
Nope, still getting it wrong for me. I have really had enough of doors so once again just misses the perfect mark.

Just a couple of questions, with the lighting mode, is it possible to switch the external light off?

Will prodigy accessories such as windowed panels fit this case or will this case be getting it's own accessory extras?

Also, why no image of the case with the door open?
Combatus 25th November 2013, 19:39 Quote
Yes you can switch it off. We weren't sent any images in the press pack we received this morning that showed the door open but you can see them over at the main BitFenix site here
SchizoFrog 25th November 2013, 19:45 Quote
I thought that might be the case... (as it were, lol)

Thanks for the info about turning the light off, but I have another question... Is the plastic covering the light section white (I have a feeling that this will lead to a very patchy look) and am I right in thinking that you can't light that up in a white light?

The more I think about these cases the more I think I would prefer the external sockets on the top of the case.

I know, I know, I'm a PITA.
Combatus 25th November 2013, 19:52 Quote
Can't comment on the un-lit colour as we haven't seen it in the flesh yet but it's likely to be much lighter yes and not you can't light it up white. I think some images floating around since Computex showed it in a white-ish colour but this was just the lights-off mode.

I agree about the ports - I have my Prodigy on the floor and its a long way down!! :D
SchizoFrog 25th November 2013, 20:06 Quote
Yeah, I hear that. Even their own images make it look 'lit up' in white but the fact that you can't tell where the lights are underneath gave it away that they are just enhanced images to make it look better. Still, it's a nice case, if a little boxy.
ya93sin 26th November 2013, 18:10 Quote
I still use the old Colossus White ( + Blue lights & Window). Pretty much as solid as a case can get.

Shame it's also about as heavy and difficult to carry as it can get :)
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