BitFenix Comrade Detailed Features
Removing the plastic front panel reveals the 5.25 inch drive bays, with one bay already open for easy installation. The front dust filter is easily removed by pinching the tabs on each side, and features mounting points for 2x 120mm case fans. BitFenix generously provided a couple extra 120mm case fans to demonstrate the mounting system. Unfortunately, like I showed earlier, the only place the fans can draw air through is via the small gap at the bottom, and this limits overall airflow into the case.
Here’s a closer look at the external peripherals, power switch, reset switch, microphone / headphone jacks, and one USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 each, with internal headers provided for each port. It’s nice to see 3.0 on a case in this price range, but I can’t help but think that it would have been more attractive to buyers to have two 3.0 ports instead of one each, considering that several other cases in this price range range do feature two 3.0 ports, such as the Apevia X-Sniper and the Silverstone PS10B.