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BitFenix Merc Alpha Mid Tower Chassis Review (Page 1)

Watch out! BitFenix released a pair of Mercs that do the job in the mid tower realm for next to nothing.
Chad Sebring | Nov 26, 2011 at 02:07 am CST - 2 mins, 8 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: BitFenix


BitFenix Merc Alpha Mid Tower Chassis Review 99 |

When I think of a Mercenary, I get the mental image of a no frills guy, backed with experiences we can only imagine and will sell his skill set to anyone who has enough cash to foot the bill. Typically, if you are in the market to make a hit on someone, or have your enemy rubbed out, your pockets are pretty deep already, so the fact that the Mercenary tends to shop himself out to the highest bidder is just the cost of "business" to them. I know I am not sitting on a lot of cash and if I don't like someone, I either get over it, or I try to take my revenge digitally in some sort of video game. What you are about to see is a mix of both being able to do its job and being a chassis, it can support you on your next killing spree in Battlefield or Call of Duty; whichever your flavor of run and gun assassination is!

As far as being "no frills" and full of experiences, that holds true to the chassis as well. Don't let the no frills label I use scare you. Even in human form, you need to check waistbands and boots to be sure that you don't run into any surprises. The chassis we are about to look at also appears to be simple to give you that feeling of comfort as it sits on the table and stalks the competition, but behind its back, or under the door panels, there is plenty in store to aid you in an epic kill/death ratio, collecting dog tags, or in the quest for a golden gun!

BitFenix has in fact developed their own Mercenary to do our bidding. In fact, they even made two versions. What we are about to see today is the BitFenix Merc Alpha. Along with its partner chassis, the Merc Beta, there is only the top chassis ventilation that separates the two, so it will take a discerning eye to tell them apart, much like telling Bender apart from Flexo. One major thing I do notice missing, is that I do believe this is my first BitFenix chassis to arrive without the SofTouch coating on it. Keep in mind, this Merc is in the business for the sheer joy of being part of the kill; BitFenix isn't collecting heads or emptying wallets for anyone to add the Merc Alpha or Beta to the list of components that give you your digital edge in headshots.

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Chad Sebring


After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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