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BitFenix Outlaw Mid Tower Chassis Review - The BitFenix Outlaw Inverted Mid Tower Case

Just when you think BitFenix is done with great ideas, they flip the idea of a case design on its head and offer the economically friendly Outlaw mid tower.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 3, 2011 3:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: BitFenix

The BitFenix Outlaw Inverted Mid Tower Case

 

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The Outlaw comes faced in plastic, but that plastic has the SofTouch coating which is flat and reflects nothing, so it stays clean looking longer and is super easy to clean. In this bezel there are three 5.25" bay covers, even though there are four 5.25" bays inside the chassis. The lower two thirds of the face is covered with a large panel and mesh in small vents up both sides.

 

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The sides of the bezel also have a bit of additional venting to allow as much air into the chassis using the solid front panel. On the left side, the panel is plain and only has bump-outs at the back to allow for traction with your fingers to remove the panel.

 

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In the back, the top starts off with the seven expansion slots with the water cooling holes on the left of them. Due to its inverted nature, that leaves the exhaust fan on the right of the rear I/O panel. With this chassis the PSU gets mounted in the bottom, and you can see I got a bit of a dent in the floor of the chassis from shipping. This isn't BitFenix's fault, as you may remember, NZXT cases came in the same condition from the same shipper.

 

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The right side panel is where you will gain access to the components, or rather where you would start to install them. This panel has the same finger pulls at the rear of the chassis, but this panel differs in that you can put in a pair of 120mm fans or even 140mm fans if you should choose to do so.

 

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The front I/O is pretty basic and blends nicely into the SofTouch covered bezel. While there isn't any USB 3.0 connectivity, you are given four USB 2.0 ports, 3.5mm audio jacks, activity LEDs and the power and reset buttons.

 

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Stepping back to get a look at the top, The Outlaw allows for two more optional fans to be placed here. For these fans, there are only 120mm fan mounting holes, so there are possibilities for water cooling here too.

 

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Under the Outlaw the case gets supported with large plastic feet that appear to have a black Nickel coating on the sides and rubber pads on the bottom. Left to right, you have the hole for the PSU fan, room for an additional 120mm fan and four holes at the right to mount a 2.5" drive to the floor.

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