Excerpt: Today we have a mid-tower chassis from BitFenix. The Raider is their latest offering. BitFenix manufactures accessories (case fans and adapters), Premium modding (Alchemy Cables) and last but not least mid and full size computer cases. This is my first case from BitFenix; let's see how it stacks up.
Summary: Let's be super honest here. The Xigmatek Midgard II we just looked at not too long ago does offer a bit more of a feature set for near the same price. In defense of the Raider, the Midgard II doesn't have the sleek, simple, slightly rounded exterior that I know everyone likes.
BitFenix Raider Case Review: All These Little Things
24 January 2012
Conclusion: The BitFenix Raider is a case I almost desperately want to like. I've had a personal, vested interest in BitFenix for a while now as a small manufacturer that produced some really great stuff, and I've wanted to make sure other people knew it.
Excerpt: Looking for a slick gaming case with several cooling options and other high end features on a budget? Legit gets their hands on Raider, the latest case from BitFenix that could be the answer to your prayers.
Conclusion: Overall, the Bitfenix Raider performed very well in our testing. The outside edges, coated with the SofTouch technology, always look great. The quartet of USB 3.0 connections is another good addition to the Raider, helping you keep up with the new 3.0 compliant peripherals.
Summary: The Raider is another terrific option from Bitfenix. It has a top-notch look, thanks to its rubber coat finish, which is becoming Bitfenix’s trademark. It is a terrific case for its price, and you won’t regret buying it.
Pros: Rubber coat finish, Four USB 3.0 ports, Air filter for the power supply, front, and bottom fans, Vented slot covers, Single-channel, analog fan controller supporting five fans, Support for six 3.5” devices and seven 2.5” devices, Tool-less installation mechanisms for 5.25” and 3.5” devices, Anti-...
Summary: BitFenix has managed to turn heads with the Colossus and the customizable Shinobi, so it is great to see the company steadily evolving and offering cases which cater to the masses without loosing the company DNA. The BitFenix Raider is such a chassis.
Pros: Four USB 3.0 with 2.0 connectivity built-in, Great build quality, Three retail variant BitFenix Spectre 120 mm fans included, Nearly silent fans, Plenty of space behind motherboard tray, Excellent cable management possibilities, Screw-less 3.5 and 5.25 inch bays, 2.5 inch SSD bay in floor, Fan co...
Cons: Somewhat compact mainboard tray, No external 3.5" bay, No eSATA or Firewire, Screw-less system for 5.25 inch bays allows for some play, Non-removable dust filter in front, Lack of LED lights in fans may be a downer for some