BitFenix Pandora Review

Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof

BitFenix Pandora Review

Up Close:  Exterior Overview and Roof

As well as being available as a plain or windowed side panel, the Pandora is also available either with or without the ICON display (more of which later).  Add in the option to have either Black or Silver side panels and you have a grand total of eight cases within the Pandora range.  Whichever you choose we think you'll agree that the single piece curved brushed Aluminium side panels look simply stunning.  If this was anything else but a PC case you'd be unzipping your pants and reaching for the tissues.

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Even the addition of a window does little to spoil the lines.  But why the little cut out at the bottom?  Well it just so happens that the other side of this is a mount for a 2.5" drive, so you can show off not just your Mobo and GPU but all your uber fast SSD goodness also.

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The Aluminium side panels lip up very slightly along the entirety of the edge giving the roof a slightly recessed look.  The roof panel itself being a single piece mesh grill which should give excellent heat dispersion to the interior.  At the front there's a simple yet elegant curving I/O area offering power and reset along with 2xUSB3.0 and HD audio.

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A push, click and release enables the filtered roof panel to be removed, affording a view of the included 120mm fan set to extract. Although it might look like there's room for additional fans up here there are no mounts.  Instead at the front there's a bracket and pads to hold a 3.5" drive.

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Most Recent Comments

07-10-2014, 06:35:49

SieB
I like the look of this case, very sleek and minimalistic. If it wasn't for me having to change my motherboard I would have bought one. It would be good to see a larger ATX version of this case though with room for a 360 in the roof and a 240 in the front.Quote

07-10-2014, 10:48:07

Wraith
Nice review Gary! Really adore this chasis and it's brushed Alloy undulated curves, Bitfenix done good with this one.Quote

07-10-2014, 11:10:35

RizeAllard
I can imagine a HTPC in this case in my living room... I think this case is better with plaine side panel. The icon panel looks really good.Quote

07-10-2014, 11:16:20

RickPlaysWarr
Nice review Gary. I like the case if I go MATX in the future. I think the choice of components can help a lot with the limited airflow options. I think a single GTX 980 in the default blower style would be awesome in this case. Not too tall like the DCU2 or other tall cards and the blower exiting the GPU heat out the back would be a big plus.Quote
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