Built within a dual-chamber design for ease-of-access and a unique aesthetic, BitFenix's latest M-ITX chassis is as visually striking as it is functionally impressive.
Making use of an inverted layout throughout a two-piece shell, the BitFenix Portal uses a ball bearing runner design in order to provide users with an easier approach to assembling their build. Within the internal compartment, users can install up to two 3.5" hard drives and a single 2.5" drive, accompanied by an SFX power supply and a Mini-ITX motherboard. Differing from most chassis on the market which adopt this physical format, the BitFenix Portal gives way for large air coolers and all-in-one liquid coolers, providing users with clearance for a single 120mm mount towards the front of the chassis.
Where the Portal proves ideal for building high-end rigs comes in the way of support for full length graphics cards. As the chassis makes use of an inverted layout, the GPU sits towards the roof of the chassis seeking its own source of ventilation, with an optional window should owners of the chassis which to display their hardware. Hosting a look that's Sci-fi within it's visual presentation, the exterior shell features a power/reset switch, two USB3.0 and two USB2.0 connections, as well as HD Audio MIC and Headphone inputs.
Like a true ruler seeking control of an army, the BitFenix Shogun stands tall, looking to be the de facto ruler for BitFenix's latest line-up of chassis.
Disguised in haze-black tempered glass panels with a stealthy aluminium exterior forming a shell around its interior layout, the BitFenix Shogun houses a host of unique and distinctive features, reminiscent of the Shinobi and Ronin from BitFenix's prior chassis. Delivering true modular support for user configuration and preferences, the Shogun gives way for fully-custom watercooling, extensive options for storage drive location, and RGB lighting support with existing products.
Allowing support for radiators upto 280mm in lengths to the front of the chassis, with 360mm and 140mm to the top and the rear, BitFenix does well to emphasis space and compatiblity should the user choose to adopt air cooling or watercooling. Were the user choose to adhere to the former, modular storage bays can be installed to make use of of space, housing up to six 3.5" drives and eight 2.5" inch drives divided amongst the surrounding areas of the chassis.
Streacom's approach to simplistic design and user-friendly functionality continues to remain evident in their latest chassis – The BC1 and the DB4.
Visually striking yet fully-functional within its design, Streacom's BC1 was designed and engineered directly for technical professionals as well as the overclocking community. When setting out to create the ultimate Open Benchtable, Streacom focused its efforts on answering one simple question; How can we design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable?