As is a trend with various computer chassis manufactures they regularly team up with hardware providers to create exclusive versions of popular chassis and other products. Recently at Multiplay Insomnia 51 we here at Play3r got a chance to take a look at the BitFenix Phenom MATX Cube Case – Nvidia Edition – White. This case is officially endorsed by NVIDIA. The BitFenix Phenom is a popular chassis amongst gamers not only for it’s sleek design but also it’s smaller foot print.
Making it an excellent choice for those with less space on their desks, and is an excellent choice as a LAN Rig. The Phenom can accommodate all kinds of system hardware – Featuring no less than five expansion slots, Phenom Micro-ATX accommodates micro-ATX motherboards to enable dual graphics capability such as SLI or Crossfire, or added expansion cards.
– Materials: Steel, Plastic, SofTouch™
– Colors (Int/Ext): White/ Green Accent.
– Dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 330 x 374mm
– Motherboard Sizes: Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
– 3.5” Drive Bays: x 5 (4 + 1 using included adapter)
– 2.5” Drive Bays: x 5 (2 + 2 + 1 using included adapter)
– Cooling Top: 120mm x 2 (optional)
– Cooling Bottom: 120mm x 2 (1 included) or 200mm x 1(optional) or 230mm x 1 (optional)
– Cooling Rear: 120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional)
– PCI Slots: x 5
– I/O: USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
– Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
– Extras: SofTouch™ surface treatment, magnetic heat shield
So what makes the Phenom Nvidia Edition any different to the regular Phenom? In all honesty like most special edition cases very little, in regards the Phenom Nvidia Edition sports the ever famous Nvidia Green trim around the front ventilation of the case. There are two variants and we took a look at the White version of the case, there is also a Black version available with the same Nvidia Green Trim. Whilst the Nvidia Green trim looks amazing, there are some things that let the design down. I would have preferred if the ventilation in the roof was also the same colour rather than the standard black panel that comes with the regular Phenom. That could be just me nitpicking at the design choices made and can easily be rectified.
Now one real question to ask is does this special edition case come with a difference price point when compared to the regular Phenom. For that I took a quick look at the Overclockers UK website, Overclockers continue to be the main stockist of BitFenix products in the UK. I am happy to say that the pricing of either version of the case hasn’t changed which is an excellent choice in my eyes. Having seen other manufacturers increase the pricing of special edition limited run chassis.
To purchase either the Nvidia Edition in Black or White you can find them here.