BitFenix Aegis Review

Are we now in the age of the "Aegis"?

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The Build

Building in the Aegis was, I’m pleased to tell you, a straightforward and easy job. Cable management afterward is a bit more time-consuming, but the aesthetic you get once is done is pleasing to look at.aegis-built (13)

The hardware on display inside Aegis.

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Cable management in the bottom is good. I had to route the 24-pin away from the pack but still looks neat and tidy.

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A better view of the PSU cable management.

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Here we can see the PSU cover mounted. However, the cables are still on view. With the hard drive cage on the bottom removed the cables are still clearly on show. I think BitFenix should have made the PSU cover the length of the case to cover the cables and HDD cage on the bottom. The bottom HDD rack would still be cooled by the fans installed on the front of the case when they are installed.

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A view of the top HDD mount locations. Here I’ve mounted a single SSD in the top and two mechanical hard drives from my daily use system. They are a tool-less design implementation with sliders installed onto each side of the drive which lock it in place. The usual affair from most case manufacturers today.

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The front bottom quarter of the case is left quite bare. Again another reason why I think a full sized PSU cover would have been nice.

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Finally a picture of the top cable management options. The Aegis has you covered here.

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