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.
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Source - Techpowerup
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