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BitFenix Pandora ATX Full-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 20, 2016 1:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: BitFenix

BitFenix Pandora ATX Full-Tower Chassis

 

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Fresh out of the packaging, our Pandora ATX looks exactly like the original, from the front view. The side panels wrap around the shiny black bezel and are rounded at the corners. The top and bottom are still flat, but it is hard to deny that the look is very appealing.

 

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The front I/O panel is found at the top of the front bezel, as it also curves to wrap around the front of the chassis. From left to right, we are given a large power button, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, HD Audio jacks, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, and a large reset button on the far side.

 

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The rest of the top panel is opened right up and has a large steel mesh panel inserted. This allows for the fans or water cooling to breathe easily through it, with as minimal of an obstruction as possible, yet looks good at the same time.

 

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Looking at the Pandora's left side, we see a rounded bit bolted to the back at the top, and it goes along with the curve that the right side of this panel offers as it wraps around the front of the chassis. We also find a large opening that starts near the top of the PSU cover and offers a full view side to side, and to the top of the motherboard, through its clear window.

 

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The back of the chassis has the steep bar at the top, but just below that are two grommets for water cooling or wiring, with the rear I/O and rear exhaust just below. Then we find seven expansion slots with passive venting next to it, and a large hole at the bottom to hold the power supply in place.

 

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The right side of the Pandora ATX mimics the opposing side, but this time, there is no window. Thumbscrews hold the panels in place, but studs are released at the front edge, near the curve, for removal of the panels.

 

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Lying the chassis on its side, we can see what is under the chassis. Here are round plastic legs with rubber feet on them to support the chassis. The front is solid for the most part, and at the back are large holes and a dust filter to allow the PSU a source of fresh air.

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