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Colossus M Mini ITX - Black

  • The spacious interior offers two preinstalled 120mm front and rear fans
  • and includes the option to install up to five 120mm fans for extra cooling boost.
 

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£64.99 *
 
 
 
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Stock Code: CA-160-BX

EAN: 4716779444988

MPN: BFC-CLI-300-KKLS1-RP

Manufacturer: BitFenix

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Colossus M Mini ITX - Black

The spacious interior offers two preinstalled 120mm front and rear fans, and includes the option to install up to five 120mm fans for extra cooling boost. Up to five 3.5" drives or seven 2.5" drives in total can be installed, or for those looking to run high-end graphics cards up to 330mm, the 3 bay FlexCage™ can be easily removed. Colossus Mini-ITX supports installation of thick 240 mm radiators on the top or front, and the easily removable bottom dust filter prevents from dust accumulating dust inside the case over time. Colossus Mini-ITX is the perfect choice for enthusiasts who are looking for compact stylish case with excellent water cooling support and massive storage options.


Features:-
- Futuristic Form – Bold lines with a compact design
- LiteTrak™ Technology – Smooth multimode lighting with three colours and an included pulse mode
- Unmatched Flexibility – Supports long graphics cards and up to 240mm water cooling radiators
- Maximum Storage Potential – Five 3.5" HDDs or eight 2.5" SSD locations available
- BitFenix FlexCage™ - Modular hard disk cage can be completely removed for added flexibility
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 – Two ports included for blazing file transfers
- BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment – Luxurious matte finish and soft feel
- Friendly Installation – Tool-free drive locking mechanisms, cable management and filtered intakes


Specification:-
- Materials: Steel, Plastic, SofTouch™
- Colours (Int/Ext): Black/Black
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 330 x 374mm
- Motherboard Sizes: Mini-ITX
- PCI Slots: x 2
- Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
- Extras: LiteTrak™ lighting system, SofTouch™ surface treatment, tool-free drive locking mechanisms, filtered intakes


Drives:-
- 5.25" Drive Bays: x 1
- 3.5" Drive Bays: x 5
- 2.5" Drive Bays: x 8 (5 + 2 + 1 )


Cooling:-
- Top: 120mm x 2 (optional)
- Front: 120mm x 2 (1 included) or 140/180/200/230mm x 1 (optional)
- Rear: 120mm x 1 (included) or 140mm x 1 (optional)


I/O:-
- USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
 

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Product Specification:

Case type
Mini Case
Form Factor
Mini-ITX
Side panel
Closed
Colour
Black
Main colour
Black
Accent colour
Black
Noise dampening
No
Width (exact)
250
Height (exact)
330
Depth (exact)
374
Width
200 - 300 mm
Height
300 - 400 mm
Depth
300 - 400 mm
Material
Steel
Weight (exact)
8.6
Weight
8 - 10 kg
USB
2x
USB 3.0
2x
Audio output
1x
Audio input
1x
Internal 2.5" bays
8x
Internal 3.5" bays
5x
External 5.25" bays
1x
PCI slots
2x
Motherboard tray
no
Remote
no
Cable management
yes
Front LCD/TFT display
no
Filter
yes
Power supply
no
Power supply format
ATX
Power supply position
Rear Lower
Fans pre-installed
2x 120mm
120mm Fan
5
140mm Fan
2
180mm Fan
1
200mm Fan
1
Fans over 220mm
1
Fan colour
Black
Fan controller
no
Card reader
no
Front door
yes
Hot-swap
no
Position I/O
Sideways
HDD anti-vibration
no
Radiator-mounting
1x Dual (240mm)
Lighting
yes

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Average customer rating

(from 3 customer reviews)
All Time (3)
 

Nice case, but could use additional GPU

Built a smaller rig in this recently, and generally very happy with the case. However - presumably to keep noise levels down - there is no ventilation in the side panel where the GPU faces outwards.

I tried maxing out the fans in the case (1 x 20cm front intake, 1 x 14cm rear exhaust and 2 x 12cm top exhaust) but no combination of fan speeds would stop my eVGA GTX 780 (FTW ACS cooled) from hitting 80c and throttling down.

Ended up cutting a massive blowhole in the side - very happy with how it came out, and as I type this the GPU doesn't go above 62c while benching, despite running at 1202MHz boost.

So - nice case, CPU air-cooling is alright as there's good uninterruped airflow through the case (if the extra HDD bays are removed).

Perhaps - and I don't have one to test - GPU cooling would be better with suck / exhaust design heatsink and blower, but I could still see the lack of side panel clearance causing issues.

So - if planning on running a decent GPU don't be surprised if it runs hot, noisily, and throttles - unless you fancy modding the side panel.

2015-04-29

Pretty amazing but some minor problems

This is the first Bitfenix case I've ever owned and i have to say the quality of the case was outstanding and the aesthetics were amazing. As well as that the front door really reduced noise from the front fan (in my case a 140mm Bitfenix spectre pro) without really restricting airflow.

However due to the lack of ventilation for the GPU the temps can be a little on the high side, i have a MSI R9 270x HAWK and in heavy gaming sessions temps reached about 80 degrees C though i guess with a blower style cooler the temps would be considerably lower. As for the CPU the temps were comfortable using a Thermalright axp-100 on a i5-3470 the temps plateaued at 70.

Overall great case and would recommend to most people looking for a reasonably compact quiet case.

2014-07-27

Great case!

Bought one of these as I fancied a Mini ITX build and had read some good reviews. Very happy with my purchase and it was cheaper this week so all good! The only niggle was a very tight squeeze fitting my PSU in as its 160mm however it all works fine so not a drama! Thanks Overclockers!

2014-02-22
 

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