The BitFenix Outlaw - A Different Take at Entry-level
1 April 2012
Excerpt: BitFenix challenges the commonly held notion that entry-level means barebones. Their new Outlaw mid-tower casing boasts a few unusual features including an inverted motherboard design and SofTouch surface treatment so read on to see if this is something for your next rig.
Pros: Cavernous interior; can accommodate large graphics cards, Able to install numerous cooling fans, SofTouch surface treatment on front panel
Cons: Lots of thumbscrews required to install drives, Bash out expansion slot covers, No dust filters for cooling fans, Only 1 exhaust fan supplied out of the box
Conclusion: The Outlaw is the 3rd low-cost PC Case I’ve received from Bitfenix to date after the Raider and the Shinobi window before that so in a way i wasn't surprised to see that they managed to keep the build quality of the unit at very good levels while at the same time they squeezed a large number of features in it without really increasing the cost.
Pros: - Build Quality, - Design, - Good Airflow / Up to 8 Fans, - Inverted Mainboard Space, - Price/Features Ratio
Conclusion: Overall, the Outlaw has a lot of positives rolled into one. The SoftTouch treatment is always nice to see on Bitfenix cases. The wire management solution utilized in the Outlaw was simply great. It helped clean up our installation and gave the case a nice clean look when we were finished. The Outlaw, with the inverted motherboard installation, can handle the massive GTX590 video card.
Excerpt: BitFenix is an up and coming PC enthusiast parts manufacturer. BitFenix states they would like to blur the line between the man and the machine. Let’s see how this statement holds up as the Outlaw mid-tower case is reviewed. BitFenix has five models of cases and the Outlaw is the entry model.
Summary: The BitFenix Outlaw has quite features that we look in a case. And I am sure many of you will like as well especially the sub $50 asking price. There are a few cases that will be into the same category as the Outlaw and offer many of the same features. But one feature that you will not find in them and that sets the Outlaw apart is the SofTouch exterior texture.
BitFenix Outlaw PC Chassis Review (Hardware, PC Case)
Gamers Daily News
9 November 2011
Summary: You can find some really cool cases in the $50 range, this is one of the blandest of the bunch. If you are building a rig for someone who does not care what their rig looks like or if you just need a secondary case for your LAN computer or if no one will ever see your case. Even then you could find cooler for about the same price.
Excerpt: Since I am part of the BitFenix "Inner Circle" at the forums (sort of the BitFenix Illuminati group, where BitFenix enlightens a select few members of its upcoming ideas), this is where I first learned of this basic concept. Not that the normal forum members aren't important to BitFenix, it is just that the Inner Circle members get to look at pre-release designs and comment as to what can make or break sales of a chassis design.
Summary: The Bitfenix Outlaw is a very nice case for its price. It may have a few drawbacks compared to more expensive products, but it will fit the needs of the average user building a mainstream system.