BitFenix's first entry in the PC enclosure business was a tad garish, but I've gotta say, the company's new Survivor case looks downright slick. And internally, it resembles the Corsair 600T we reviewed last month, with cable routing holes, a bottom-mounted PSU, and two modular, sideways-mounted hard drive cages (with what appear to be to be tool-less trays).
The Survivor also has dual USB 3.0 ports at the top, room for up to two 200-mm fans or three 120-mm fans, and mercifully, a button to disable the LEDs behind the glowing logo. BitFenix has also thrown in some neat additions for the LAN party crowd, including a slide-out handle at the top and a back-panel security system that purportedly locks down peripheral cables.
Look for the Survivor on store shelves in mid-November. There will be two variants: the full-blown Survivor, priced at $109, and the Survivor Core, which will sell for $89 and come without USB 3.0, LED fans, or the cable-locking scheme.
|Gigabyte shows off a trio of GeForce GTX 1080 Tis||6|
|iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow||4|
|MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play||1|
|Biostar X370GTN is the first Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboard||24|
|Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory||51|
|Starcraft Remastered constructs higher-fidelity pylons||46|
|Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD||7|
|MSI GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is the first custom card on e-tail shelves||9|
|Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds||34|