BitFenix Phenom M & ITX Review

BitFenix Phenom Review


In the next few weeks we’re going to be taking a look at the latest releases from BitFenix.  First up is the Phenom, a practically cuboid case measuring just 250x330x374mm (WxHxD).  Based on the Prodigy chassis, the Phenom is available in both Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX flavours, and in both Midnight Black and Arctic White.  As you might expect the case has also been given the once over with the ever-so-slightly naughty BitFenix “SofTouch” surface treatment.  Although both the Mini-ITX and M-ATX versions of this case share the exact same external panels, as the Mini-ITX shares its internals with the Prodigy, for the majority of the review we’re going to be concentrating on the M-ATX version of this case.  It might be small but you can fit a surprising amount inside the Phenom, 5 expansion slots, room for up to 5×3.5″ drives and 5×2.5″ SSDs, tall CPU coolers, long GPUs, and did we mention you can also get a 240 Rad in there!.  For the full picture let’s have a look at the technical specification.


Technical Specification

Case Type Cube Case
Motherboard Support Micro ATX     Mini ITX
Power Supply Support ATX
Maximum GPU Length 320mm (HDD Cage Removal May Be Required)
PCI Expansion Slots 5
External 5.25″ Drive Bays n/a
External 3.5″ Drive Bays n/a
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 5 (4 + 1 Using Included Adapter)
Internal 2.5″ Drive Bays 5
Front I/O Panel 2 x USB 3.0     HD Audio
Colour Black or White
Removable Motherboard Tray No
CPU Mounting Hole Yes
Materials Steel Plastic
Dimensions (LxWxH) 374mm x 250mm x 330mm