Product on Review: BitFenix Colossus Venom Edition
Manufacturer and Sponsor: BitFenix
MSRP: £133 @ CCL / 159 EURO @ Caseking / 169 USD
There's no arguing that for a certain new comer, 2010 has been both significant and successful. Never have we experienced such accomplishment from fresh blood.
BitFenix had overwhelming success with the launch of their Colossus Full Tower case earlier in the year. We loved it here at Vortez, so much so that it achieved our coveted Gold award. Following on from that launch they showcased a special edition version of the Colossus over at Gamescon 2010. This special edition version was lit with green LEDs and as was intended - drew in plenty of attention. So much so, that upon returning to HQ, BitFenix were inundated with emails and feedback asking if they were planning to launch the product to the retail market. With so much interest, BitFenix decided to go ahead and launch what we now know as the Colossus Venom Edition on 30th November.
Criticism from reviewers and fans brought BitFenix to launch a windowed version of the Colossus too. So now there are plenty of options available, black/black, white/white, white window, black window, venom, venom window.
In essence the Venom Edition we are looking at today has the same make-up as the Colossus. It has the same features, the same shape, the same size. The only differing facet is the new edition of green LED to give it that Venomous feel. Due to the fact that this case is fundamentally the same and I have already covered the original Colossus in great detail in our previous review. I will be covering the Venom Edition in less detail.
Epic. Colossal. Deadly. Behold Colossus Venom - a wicked new twist to the award-winning Colossus PC Chassis. Offering a new green LED color option, unmatched expandability, security, and cooling all wrapped up in a modern and elegant body, Colossus Venom is an exercise in exacting chassis design. The result is a chassis like no other; a chassis that serves as an ideal enclosure for the most colossal gaming rigs.
Materials SECC, ABS
Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black or White/White
Dimensions (WxHxD) 245 x 558 x 582 mm (ATX Full Tower)
Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX
5.25" Drive Bays x 5 (1 x external 3.5"; tool-free)
3.5" Drive Bays x 7
2.5" Drive Bays x 7 (using standard 3.5" drive bays)
Cooling Front 1 x 230mm
Cooling Rear 1 x 140mm (optional)
Cooling Side Panel n/a
Cooling Top 1 x 230mm (or 1 x 140/120mm optional)
Cooling Bottom 1 x 140/120mm (optional)
PCI Slots 8 (tool-free)
I/O 2 x USB3.0, 2 x USB2.0, eSATA, Audio
Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)