Slick-looking BitFenix Survivor case coming in November

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.

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    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    Can’t see the apex of that handle but it looks like that would really pinch you something badg{<...<}g

    • ludi
    • 9 years ago

    Put me in the column that thinks the “handle” is designed to cause permanent nerve damage. All that overwrought design, and yet it didn’t occur to them to mold the carry handle like a pistol grip or something?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    OMGXBOXHEUG. I don’t thnk that would fit on my 60″x24″ table with folding legs that I use as a “desk”. Although with what appears to be no power/reset buttons, I guess I could keep it on my floor; my kid would never knock it over.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      they’re on the top in that open bay thing

    • spigzone
    • 9 years ago

    Beyond Poser.

    That finger shredding space hog they call a handle is where the second 200mm fan should be … … where does the second 200mm fan go?

    Those front slits have got to restrict the airflow.

    No side fan opening??

    Taking off the side panels obviously require FIRST doing something with at least the rear curved top and bottom parts as they overlap the panel … maybe the front too?

    Top mounted jacks > gunk collecting suck.

    This ‘hotshot’ dream peripheral company = unfolding nightmare.

    How the hell did these experienced designers manage to come up with a POSER design like this?

    • ronch
    • 9 years ago

    BitFenix? Who they?

    • rika13
    • 9 years ago

    Only SNAFU I see is that they do not list any American availability or any American sites reviewing it. Would suck alot to have to deal with customs just for a computer case, even one that is practically designed to beat everyone else

    • Forge
    • 9 years ago

    I’m pretty torn. On the one hand, it does have a nice, clean look. Not a lot of little fixtures, buttons and grills trying to get your attention.

    On the other hand, WTF bulk. Those 5.25″ bays really do swim in all that real estate, and the handle does look absurdly uncomfortable.

    The price isn’t too ridiculous, I’d buy one just to check out… If I had anything to put in it.

      • flip-mode
      • 9 years ago

      That sums it up perfectly. Besides the handle I do like the aesthetic of the case. It does seem a little obese, but that does not bother me – I don’t move my computer around much.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        maybe we should hook up if obesity doesnt bug you.

          • flip-mode
          • 9 years ago

          hmm…. thinking….

    • Sunburn74
    • 9 years ago

    Pretty sweet looking case. Notice how clean looking it is, without garish lights and fans and all that. I bet this thing insulates sound like nothing else. Looks very promising and totally waiting on the tech report review

    • paulWTAMU
    • 9 years ago

    if the internals are as good as the Corsair 600, or close to, I’m in. I’ll just leave the handle down.

    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    50% wasted space? now made for snorks!

    • StuG
    • 9 years ago

    ew

    • Skrying
    • 9 years ago

    Finally! I always wanted an inch thick of plastic to surround my entire case making it larger than it should be!

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago

    Periscope? R2D2? wtf?

    Good golly, that’s a large case – the 5.25″ bays look dwarfish on that gigantor.

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 9 years ago

      flip-mode is on the handle.

        • flip-mode
        • 9 years ago

        lol. Is that a handle on your computer or is it just ugly? Seriously, that case is like Rosanne Barr in some sort of Sith outfit.

        And look at the shape of that handle! Is that thing going to hurt the hand to carry? A square-edge handle on that heavy-arse case – are you frickin serious? All the feeling in your hand will be lost.

          • OneArmedScissor
          • 9 years ago

          LOL! I’d award you one internets for that post, but it looks like that thing already ate them all. I guess that’s where its name comes from. Clearly, it was designed to have enough fatty deposits stored in the fallout shelter exterior so that you can climb inside to hibernate when nuclear winter comes.

      • timbits
      • 9 years ago

      cases with frikken laser beams!

    • BiffStroganoffsky
    • 9 years ago

    Add a laser option for the popup carry handle and I’m in.

      • ClickClick5
      • 9 years ago

      Totally tape a lazer pointer to it!

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