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XFX Bravo Type 01 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 2, 2014 10:35 pm
TweakTown Rating: 72%Manufacturer: XFX

Case Build and Finished Product

 

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The bezel... what a PITA this is. To remove it, find a flat head screwdriver to put on the clips inside of the chassis. Then, find your favorite hammer and give them a solid whack or three, and the bezel should pop free. We also found that all the switch and LED wiring is attached to the bezel, so keep that in mind.

 

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Once we were done, we snapped the bezel back onto the chassis, and we do like that this chassis has the stealth covers. This way no matter what drives are installed, they don't have to be seen, and if they do, XFX took steps to keep the sides of those devices in line with the rest of the front bezel design.

 

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Inside, we couldn't help but to continue the red and black theme with what parts we had on hand. This also shows that the wiring hides well, and even with the bright color of the wires, it looks damn good inside of this chassis with those unique grommets in play as well.

 

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Not much fuss to snapping in the dust shield or with the PSU mounting. We did, however, need to flex the back of the chassis quite a bit to get the thumbscrews back into the chassis to support our video card.

 

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With sleeved cable adapters comes big connections, and even with the limited amount of room provided compared to some others, we were able to sneak by with what we have here, and we were still able to get the panel back on with very little issue.

 

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Something to consider, and something we had never even thought of, since the back panel is also ventilated like the left side is, you may have a slight view of the wiring to look at; otherwise, be sure to move it out of the way for a cleaner view or the addition of 15mm thick 120mm fans.

 

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With the panels back on, all we are waiting for is the power to be added and to get to the thermal and audio testing. What we are left with at this point is just like what we saw out of the box, and for a chassis without a true window, it does have an appeal that is tough to deny this design.

 

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Once the chassis receives power and the button is pressed, the LED in the center of that button becomes illuminated with a white LED. In the plastic strip just below is an HDD activity light, and one band below that is the reset button for this chassis. When tested, the Bravo Type 01 only hit 29 dB on our meter.

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