A Chassis For The Ages? BitFenix Launch The Aegis

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅26.02.2015 12:21:38

BitFenix, chassis artisans and creators of PC accessories suitable for all comers, are today launching their latest case. Known simply as AEGIS, this sturdily constructed Micro-ATX enclosure is exceptionally rare in supporting 360mm water cooling radiators in both the front and roof in addition to satisfying an aesthetic itch.

AEGIS features a beautiful rounded shield-inspired front with the same ICON logo display featured on Pandora, and a sporty fresh design all around. It comes in black, white and 3 vibrant colors (red, blue, yellow) and supports an impressive amount of fans and radiators: up to 8 120mm fans or 5 140mm fans, dual 280 radiators and even a dual 360 build is possible with slim rads.



The 3 tool free storage cages are modular and can be moved around or taken out all together, in which case there is still a hidden 2.5" slot behind the PSU and a "show off" 2.5" slot next to the mainboard tray. Besides some nice dust filters on the top, front and bottom, it comes with a built in fan controller, a stylish PSU cover, a rubber padded pump bracket and last but not least a neat Reservoir bracket, that let users attach a reservoir or pump/res combo to a 240 or 360 radiator.

Bitfenix ICON™ Logo Display





AEGIS features an 2.8" ICON color display, larger than that on the original Pandora. This display is Plug n Play via an internal USB cable (connecting to a USB 2.0 motherboard header), with a Drag and Drop app to customize the Case Logo. The ICON display is also Open Source - ready for custom apps and scripts.

MATX Performance


Aegis Fan mount positions (left) and dust filter positions (right)


AEGIS can incorporate up to eight 120mm fans or four 140mm fans, and so is well suited to even extreme air cooling setups. And thanks to magnetic and clip-on dust filters all around, dust bunnies are banned for life.

Watercooling Ready

AEGIS can support a 360mm + 240mm radiator loop, or a dual 280 radiator combo. Pumps and reservoirs can be installed on the case bottom, or you can hang them from the case top or front by using the bundled brackets, or secure them directly to a 240 or 360 radiator.

Specifications

Colors:- Black - White - Red - Blue - Yellow
ICON™ Display:- 2.8" TFT, 240 x 320
Fan Controller:- 4pin header x 4 - 12v/7v/5v
Motherboard:- Micro ATX, Mini-ITX (5 expansion slots)
CPU Cooler:- up to 170mm tall
VGA:- up to 380mm long and up to 140mm tall
Power Supply:- up to 220mm long

3.5” HDD Slots:- 4 (two removable cages with 2 tool free slots each)
2.5” SSD Slots:- 4 (one removable cage with 2 tool free slots each, one slot next to the Mainboard, one slot behind the PSU)
Dust Filter:- Top (Click-on), Front (360mm, magnetic), Bottom (360mm, magnetic)

Cooling Top:- 120mm x 3 or 140mm x 2
Cooling Front:- 120mm x 3 or 140mm x 2
Cooling Bottom:- 120mm x 1 or 140mm x 1
Cooling Rear:- 120mm x 1 (included)

Radiator Top:- 360mm, 280mm, 240mm, 140mm, 120mm
Radiator Front:- 360mm, 280mm, 240mm, 140mm, 120mm
Radiator Bottom:- 140mm, 120mm
Radiator Rear:- 120mm

I/O:- USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio

Dimensions (WxHxD mm - in):- 202 x 461 x 467 - 7.95 x 18.15 x 18.38
Materials:- Steel, Plastic
Weight:- 6.7Kg - 14.8lbs

Extras:- BitFenix ICON™ Display (Core version comes without Display), Pump bracket, Reservoir bracket, PSU cover, Fan Controller, Magnetic Dustfilters, 3 Modular and tool free HDD/SSD cages


The Bitfenix AEGIS CORE is available to preorder for £69.95, whist the ICON edition with colour ICON display is can be preordered for £79.99. For more information visit Bitfenix.com.

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