BitFenix Aegis Review

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

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Conclusion

Jumping right into the performance of the Aegis and I’m disappointed to say out of the box the cooling is quite poor. With the one included fan, it gets warm quick, so I would hope it would be a lot better when more are installed. The Hard drives installed quickly became hot and under load, around 50°c. Should you get the case and plan on air cooling, you’ll quickly need to acquire some additional fans to aid cooling.

The design of Aegis is excellent, it looks amazing with it sleek curves and sexy lines. The black and blue accents are in good proportion and suit each other excellently. The blue is a great tone and it looks excellent on my desk.

Cooling provisions are available in large number both in terms of air and water cooling options. AIO cooling such as an H110i GT can fit in the roof with some movement of internals, being the top HDD/SSD cages, leading up to 360mm radiator support should you decide to fully water cool in this case. Even if you remove the top SSD/HDD mounts you can still install two SSD’s into the case and two 3.5″ drives in the bottom cage. That’s a huge amount of options available for a M-ATX case.

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Coming in at £79.99 with the ICON display this case takes on the likes of the Corsair 350D. This case offers a huge amount for the asking price. ICON alone is a neat feature. Catering the case towards both air and water cooling does also make it more appealing to both markets. The construction meets Bitfenix’s high quality as usual, being made out of steel and plastic. The paint job on both the metal and plastic is excellent and matches perfectly. The colour availability is also quite large. I’d bet money on black and white being the most popular, but I’d like to think people would also be interested in the colour options available for modding/personal projects. I’m actually a big fan of the blue one I have here for review.

  • Gold Award – It comes without saying that when a manufacturer makes a case that caters to a lot of people and has clearly worked on the design and value it deserves an award when these goals are met. The Aegis rates high in all of them.
  • Design Award – Aegis has been designed from the ground up to cover all the bases. At home, whether air or water cooling and can do both with ease. Should you need to configure the internals there are plenty of options to keep you covered and Externally it’s as pleasing to look at and the colour choices are varied.

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I’d like to thank BitFenix and OverclockersUK for sending me an Aegis to review and I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.

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  • Design
  • Value
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Summary

A great price, good features, a sleek, curvy design you’ll enjoy.

Pros:
Air and WC support.
Well made, durable, quality build.
Colours!

Cons:
Toasty with the single stock fan, needs more.

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