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
Excerpt: These were two great cases but BitFenix is at it again with a new case they want to promote. The case is the Outlaw. It shares the same SofTouch surface treatment but what it does share is their pricing. The Outlaw can be had for a mere $50 making it a value bet. The feature set plentiful including the inverted layout of the motherboard tray. Got you wondering now? Well read on and you will get to know just what we are talking about.
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.
BitFenix Outlaw: When Inexpensive Doesn't Mean Cheap
23 December 2011
Conclusion: It's probably pretty evident from the preceding pages that I came away from my experiences with the BitFenix Outlaw as a fan. I've made mention in previous reviews of BitFenix as a hungry company: they're still small, their enclosures aren't available on NewEgg (yet) so you'll have to order them from MicroCenter or work some of that sweet Google Shopping voodoo, but their designs are worth actively seeking out.
Summary: The BitFenix Outlaw is a PC builder’s chassis. The design, style, and overall appeal is firmly directed toward those building a PC on a budget. With the exception of a few minor issues, it is a well designed, sleek case that is absolute joy to work with. While that is great for fellow reviewers and people who build a lot PCs for others, it is not so great for the PC owners who have to foot the bill. It seems that there may be some hidden costs.
Pros: Easy to Work, Soft-Touch Feels Great, Four USB Ports on Front I/O, Very well Ventilated, Reverse ATX design allows large GPUs to Fit in this Mid-tower
Cons: Lose of one 5.25” bay when using a long GPU and/or two front 120 mm fans, Thumbscrews can be Mixed Up, No dust Filters, No USB 3.0, Can Only Use One SSD, Only One Included Fan
Conclusion: So has BitFenix’s gamble paid off with their unique, inverted ATX Outlaw? Yes and no. As far as styling goes, the BitFenix Outlaw is surprisingly attractive and likeable. It isn’t marketed as an elegant case, but should look brilliant sat on any desk due to its fairly plain design, lack of flashy lights and minimal amount of ventilated mesh.
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.
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.