BitFenix Neos Computer Case Review
By Julian Duque
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by BitFenix.
If you have ever been to a LAN party there is a pretty high chance you have seen one of the most popular cases from BitFenix, the Prodigy, a huge success among the gaming community due to its innovative design and style. Since then, BitFenix has started to shift it’s attention into different markets as we have seen with the Fury line of power supplies, but this time they have released a new set of cases, including the BitFenix Neos. Since it’s debut back in May, it was announced that the case would offer tremendous value and style, which was definitely showcased in early models of the case, immediately bringing attention from Benchmark Reviews. But in such a crowded market will the Neos manage not to drown in the sea of budget cases?
BitFenix is a very peculiar case manufacturer as they take ideas from many of their customers, this time they decided to make many different color variations of the Neos to make it easier to color coordinate your build. The BitFenix Neos comes in 10 different color variations which you can check out in this link. BitFenix will also be offering optional windowed side panels for both black and white body variations of the Neos soon, just like they did with their prodigy line.
But as for most of us, a valuable case is not just about the looks. A great case encompasses many features and little sacrifices, and BitFenix is set to make a very compelling model. In this article I will be taking a close look at the BitFenix Neos and determine if it is a mighty contender in the budget case market.
NEOS Features & Specifications
|Materials||Steel body, Front plastic|
|Body Color (Int/Ext)||Black/Black, White/White|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||185 x 429 x 470 mm|
|Motherboard Compatibility||Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||2|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||3|
|2.5″ Drive Bays||3|
|Cooling Front||2 x 120mm (optional)|
|Cooling Rear||1 x 120mm (included)|
|I/O||1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0, HD Audio|
|Power Supply||PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)|
|Extras / Features||Front Dust Filter, PSU Dust Filter, Tool-Free Drive Locking|
|CPU Cooler Height||158 mm|