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
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