Comrade Midi-Tower - Black Windowed

  • Aimed squarely at builders on a budget
  • Comrade delivers high-end features at an incredibly competitive price point.


37 In stock


Stock Code: CA-182-BX

EAN: 4716779445176


Manufacturer: BitFenix


Product information: Comrade Midi-Tower - Black Windowed

Aimed squarely at builders on a budget, Comrade delivers high-end features at an incredibly competitive price point. Available in two classic colors, Comrade brings a sleek, no-nonsense design that's ideal for the first-time builder. Dedicated 3.5" and 2.5" drive racks offer ample expansion possibilities, as well as room for long graphics cards up to 30cm in length. Tool-free drive locking mechanisms make installing storage a breeze, while dual dust filters enable quick and easy cleanup. A high-speed USB 3.0 port has also been included to save you time during file transfers. Adorned with premium touches like a powder-coated interior and an aluminum-finish BitFenix badge, Comrade is a trusty mid-tower design and an unprecedented value.

Choose Your Ally
Sleek and streamlined, Comrade's design appeals to those looking for an attractive, no-nonsense housing that fits in any modern environment. Available in both midnight black and arctic white models, users can choose the one that suits their own personal style.

Enhanced Expansion
Comrade delivers a surprisingly roomy interior that accommodates a multitude of hardware options. The dedicated 3.5" and 2.5" drive racks provide ample storage, all while allowing room for long graphics cards up to 30cm in length. Along with seven PCI slots and three 5.25" bays, Comrade makes a great base for a modern system.

Easy to Build
Your PC should be your friend – not your foe. Comrade comes with multiple friendly features that make the building process a snap. Features like tool-free HDD trays and ODD retention mechanisms make installing your storage virtual child's play. Motherboard standoffs have already been built directly onto the motherboard tray, and the simple pull-off front panel with independent I/O module saves you even more time during installation.

Superspeed USB 3.0 Connectivity
With the proliferation of HD media, files are not getting any smaller. Comrade comes equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 port, perfect for quickly transferring files from external hard drives, thumb drives, and more.

- Materials: Steel, Plastic
- Colour (Int/Ext): Black/Black
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 185mm x 428.55mm x 470.5mm
- Motherboard Sizes: Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX
- 5.25” Drive Bays: x 3
- 3.5” Drive Bays: x 3
- Drive Bays: x 3
- Cooling Front: 120mm x 2 (optional)
- Cooling Rear: 120mm x 1 (1 included)
- PCI Slots: 7
- 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0, HD Audio
- Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
- Extras: Front Dust Filter, PSU Dust Filter, Tool-Free Drive Locking, Side Window

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Technical Details

Case type Midi-Tower
Form factor ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Side panel Windowed
Colour Black
Main colour Black
Accent colour Black
Noise dampening No
Width (exact) 185
Height (exact) 428.5
Depth (exact) 470.5
Width 100 - 200 mm
Height 400 - 500 mm
Depth 400 - 500 mm
Material Plastic, Steel
USB 2x
USB 3.0 1x
Audio output 1x
Audio input 1x
Internal 2.5" bays 3x
Internal 3.5" bays 3x
External 5.25" bays 3x
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 1x 120mm
120mm Fan 3
Fan colour Black
Fan controller no
Card reader no
Front door no
Hot-swap no
Position I/O Sideways
HDD anti-vibration no
Lighting no

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Mr Ben Scott 2016-05-05

Functional enough for a budget case.

This case firmly proves that you get what you pay for. Pros:
Well laid out - plenty of space inside for most users
Internal trays are rigid and don't flex under stress
Stylish - Matte black will never go out of fashion
Quiet - the included fans are nice and slow, and the tight case design minimises vibrations.

Only one, but it's a big one: The chassis is too small. This is most obvious around the hard drive trays; my PSU has some fairly heavy-duty cabling. This doesn't bend much, and puts stress on connectors.

The brass landing pegs for the motherboard are few, only 3 included with case. Thankfully, I've got spares, but another problem soon became apparent - the pegs are too long. my P8P67 motherboard no longer has a flash plate around it's rear connectors, as it wasn't possible to fit in the limited clearance. My CPU cooler is also standing about 1.5mm too high and I've had to remove the plastic window temporarily to avoid stressing the motherboard when the window presses down on the cooler. The internal space listed on this site is correct, but the 8mm brass pegs are just enough to foul the motherboard and it's ancillary connections.

tl;dr This is a good case, if you don't have much you want to put inside it. If you have a lot of larger components, or stiff cables, you are going to have troubles.

In short, reasonable case for an excellent price. While I'd recommend this for lighter users, it's not up to snuff if you want all the bells and whistles.

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