BitFenix NOVA, The New <30 Budget Case Superstar?

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅08.10.2015 14:32:17

8th October 2015 - - The new NOVA from Bitfenix delivers style, performance and silence at an incredibly competitive price. Whether you plan to build a basic office, home or gaming system, NOVA's simplistic design, aluminum badge, colour options and optional window side panel mean it will blend in perfectly. Long air vents running along the sides of its front - hidden behind sleek mesh strips - provide plenty of airflow to cool the system. This feature allowed us to keep Nova's Top and Front panel completely closed to block fan-noise from escaping the enclosure, and dust from building up inside.

Noise Shielded

To seal fan noise inside the chassis, we developed a closed front panel for NOVA. Concealed behind our signature mesh strips running alongside the front panel lie a series of air vents that let fresh air stream into the case effortlessly. Thanks to this 'noise-shield' design of a raised, closed front panel with side vents, NOVA is capable of keeping even powerful components supplied with the airflow required to keep them cooled adequately, all the while confining the fan-noise to the interior of the chassis.

Nothing to Hide

While purists probably opt for the solid steel side panel version of NOVA to create a completely closed, monolithic build, we created an optional window side panel to let you and others have a look at all the nice parts, while conveniently hiding the less interesting and appealing ones. Combined with colour matched components and LED fans and light strips, NOVA's large window allows you to create a truly unique and impressive looking system.

Front Panel Interface

The angled front panel Interface of NOVA makes it easy to reach and use whether it's on the floor, raised, or even standing on your desk. The large round power button is easy to find without even looking, while the reset button is purposely kept small and at the side of the panel. Two High Definition audio ports let you quickly connect a headset for a Skype call or to listen to your favourite music.

Dust proof

To prevent dust from building up inside your power supply, causing its fan to spin at unnecessarily high speeds or even overheat and shut down, NOVA comes bundled with a dust filter you can quickly rinse and slide back. This not only reduces noise, but increases the lifetime of your power supply and keeps your system running reliably for years on-end.

Gaming Powerhouse

With 7 expansion slots and a supported graphics card height of over 140mm, NOVA is ready for modern GPUs with a raised PCBs and larger, quieter heatsinks that extend beyond the traditional 110mm expansion card height.

Technical Specs

Colors:- Black - White

Motherboard:- ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX (7 expansion slots)
CPU Cooler:- up to 160mm tall
VGA:- up to 320mm long and up to 140mm tall
Power Supply:- up to 220mm long

5.25 ODD Slots:- 1
3.5 HDD Slots:- 4
2.5 SSD Slots:- 2

Dust Filter Bottom:- slide-out PSU Dust Filter
Cooling Front:- 120mm x 2
Cooling Rear:- 120mm x 1 (included)
Radiator Rear:- 120mm

I/O:- USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, HD Audio MIC & Headphone, Power LED (white), HDD LED (red)

Dimensions (WxHxD):- 183 x 437 x 465 mm - 7.20 x 17.20 x 18.30 inch
Materials:- Steel, Plastic
Weight:- 4.8Kg - 10.6lbs

Special Features:- Closed Frontpanel to block noise, Frontpanel sidevents for good airflow, Large window sidepanel, pre-installed mainboard stand-offs, ruberized anti-slip casefeet, PSU dust filter

The BitFenix NOVA is available to pre-order now priced at 23.99 inc. V.A.T. for the standard version and 26.99 for a windowed edition. More information and images can be found at

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