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Old 03-02-14, 01:04 PM
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XFX Type 1 Bravo - XFX's first entry into the case market

Today the XFX, who is mostly known for their graphics cards and power supplies, launches their first PC chassis the Type 1 Bravo, the case is a ATX Mid-Tower case launching in the US at the price of $129.99.



The case has a mainly black colour scheme with a Red strip on each side panel with is reminiscent of the coolers on their HD 7000 series Double Dissipation GPUs, an obvious shout out to their current fanbase.

It has a curved top and a heavily vented side panels and front end of the case, it offers a 200mm front intake, a 140mm bottom intake, a 200mm (or dual 140mm) top exhaust, a 140mm rear exhaust and supports 3 120mm fans on the side panel.

This is certainly a case designed with air cooling in mind.



It's I/O of the case is located on the curved top panel of the case and consists of 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and the usual audio I/O. The Power and reset switched are senselessly integrated into the front panel.



Now to some of the more unique features of the case, it has 3 5.25 inch drive bays which are hinged to allow for hidden/stealth DVD drives, this sadly may limit the cases ability to use fan controllers or dual-bay reservoirs.

Another neat feature of the case is it's drive bay options, the case allows up to 8 3.5 inch drives with the top 5 being removable, the options do not stop there with the top 5 3.5 inch drive bays being able to be configured to allow 5 2.5 inch drives instead.

While this feature will be good for those who want to use large GPUs and have more than 3 Hard drives, i doubt many people will want to expand their storage with 5 2.5 inch drives, but the option is there for those that wil.



XFX have began their venture into the case market with a handsome but rather dated looking case with a fairly nice feature set. We will see more of how well this case performs as more reviewers get hold of the Type 1.

Please post you thoughts or opinions below.

Source - Techpowerup & hardware 360

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Old 03-02-14, 01:09 PM
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It's not as a minimalistic as I like, but nice to see them branching out.

Hope to see some review soon!
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No window to cover up the fact their cards look shit. No sound deadening to amplify the fact most of them sound like fucking jets too....

Good move but the design is about 8 years out of date
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Looks pretty plain to be around that price point. Also pretty surprised to see they didn't actually have an XFX gpu in the case for publicity photos. Or does this mean XFX will be coming back to the green team?
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Looks pretty plain to be around that price point. Also pretty surprised to see they didn't actually have an XFX gpu in the case for publicity photos. Or does this mean XFX will be coming back to the green team?
the final picture was found from a quick google, ill add the site to the sources now that you mentioned it.

XFX are not moving to the green team anytime soon, or at least they haven't given any reason to
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Kinda looks cool. In a "mid range case from 2010" kind of way. Tom is all too true however.

Reminds me of a mac pro modded and branded with the X of death.
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They first showed this case a year or two ago, has it really taken them that long to get it out?

As far as XFX go though, in the GPU and PSU market they are as bad as OCZ were in the RAM and SSD market.

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Just checked and it was March last year they first showed it and it was named the AIX back then.
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They first showed this case a year or two ago, has it really taken them that long to get it out?

As far as XFX go though, in the GPU and PSU market they are as bad as OCZ were in the RAM and SSD market. Or should I say as bad as OCZ "were"
Yeah, when i found this i was convinced they already had a case released but this is indeed their first, it took them a while to release this.

As far as their GPUs are concerned, I will never buy one again after my HD 7950. as with power supplies, while i have never used one or had a bad experience there are several brands which i will easily choose over them at the same prices.
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They first showed this case a year or two ago, has it really taken them that long to get it out?

As far as XFX go though, in the GPU and PSU market they are as bad as OCZ were in the RAM and SSD market. Or should I say as bad as OCZ "were"
XFX dont make psu's there seasonic oem's with stickers on as for there cards the midrainge and up are terrible hot noisey ugly things i had 2 7950's from them that ran at 80c @100% fan speed never again will i buy gpu's from them.
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XFX dont make psu's there seasonic oem's with stickers on as for there cards the midrainge and up are terrible hot noisey ugly things i had 2 7950's from them that ran at 80c @100% fan speed never again will i buy gpu's from them.
Never knew they were Seasonic oem's, i've read a few stories about them blowing up on here though. I think Tom had one blow up on him as well IIRC.

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It was Jim not Tom, there is a review and vid of it blowing up here

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/p...850w_atx_psu/4

There are a couple of member threads with the same thing happening to them, can't remember who by or when though, I just remember reading them.

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Yeah, when i found this i was convinced they already had a case released but this is indeed their first, it took them a while to release this.
This one is their first case, it's the same as the one they showed a year ago which they said was going to be out in June last year. Just taken them a while to get out by the looks of it
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