Coming in December: BitFenix Raider

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅10.11.2011 18:38:16

The Raider is BitFenix's latest mid-tower chassis, occupying the market gap between Shinobi and Colossus chassis. The case is designed for optimal air-flow, and as such mesh features strongly in the practical and aesthetic design; both front and top panels allow free-flow of air for cooling performance under positive air pressure contitions. Stock air flow is provided by three 120mm BitFenix Spectre fans - two intaking via the front and one rear exhaust - whilst additional placement options include a 120mm in the floor and 200mm in the roof (not supplied).

Other standard features for the Raider are:

* ATX, mATX, ITX support (7 PCI Slots)
* Front and floor dust filters
* Four USB3.0 ports connected via two internal USB3/USB2 headers
* Space for 6 3.5/2.5" Drives and one additional 2.5" drive
* Integrated 5 fan controller
* Support for full-length dual-GPU GFX cards via removable cage wall
* Headphone/Mic front panel support
* Tool-less installation of all components
* CPU cooler cut-out
* Cable grommets and ample space behind the motherboard tray.

BitFenix have released a preview video of the Raider:

The Raider should be available in early December with an estimated MSRP of 79 (incl. 19% VAT) and $89, which roughly translates to approx 70 inc VAT. First impressions are that this should be a very strong case at that price point.