Bitfenix Raider Mid-Tower Chassis
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 05-07-2012
Provided by: Bitfenix
First Look – Outside

The Raider arrived in the typical Bitfenix packaging, that being a brown cardboard box with black lettering. Not a whole lot is spent on the outside of the box, which really isn’t a bad thing. Inside of the shipping container the case came protected with two foam endcaps and a plastic bag.

The styling is very subdued on this case - the black sides seem to wrap around to the front and top and the mesh styling is certainly eye catching. The top and front of the case look as if they were one piece which gives the case a more refined look.

On the front of the Raider we can see the four external drive bays. The Raider is coated in what BitFenix calls its "SofTouch Surface Treatment" to give it that nice matte finish. It gives the panels a nice feel and does a fine job of hiding fingerprints.

Flipping the case around we can see some of the features incorporated into the case. There are two pass-throughs for water cooling support, a bottom-mounted PSU opening and seven expansion slot openings.

Taking a closer look at the top we can see some interesting features. First there are four USB 3.0 ports on the top. It is nice to see manufactures starting to include more than just a couple of ports. Below those are two audio jacks. On the other side we see a slider to control the fan speed along with the power/reset buttons. LED lights indicating power and drive activity.

The bottom of the case has two removable filters but not much else to see. Now let’s crack this case open and see what we have on the inside.

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