BitFenix Colossus MITX Review
Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof
The style cues of the original Colossus can clearly be seen in the zig-zagging lighting channels that strake across the front and sides of the Colossus mini.
With the case powered off, or indeed with the lighting simply turned off the lighting strip appears an opaque milky white, but as we'll see later it has more than a few tricks up is sleeve.
The front of the case is actually a door and has a shallow angle so as to come to a slight point, the LiteTrack forming a chevron shape beneath the BitFenix logo badge and marking the extent of the door.
Although there's a 120mm fan intaking air through the front the only actual ventilation holes are the array of slits a the top of the angled door section. We saw when we looked at the Phenom that although these cases are based on the Prodigy chassis due to the restrictions to airflow they don't share the same thermal profiles.
You'll be glad to see that the roof section with its native 240mm rad support is still present and correct.
Popping the doors off affords a better view of the business end of the front I/O but more importantly the inner workings of the LiteTrack system. There's no actual LEDs in the door section, rather the light travels down what appear to be thick gauge optical fibres spreading illumination as they do.