BitFenix Survivor Case Review

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Introduction

The BitFenix Survivor is a nice-looking mid-tower case, with a rubber coating on its plastic parts which help avoid fingerprints, dubbed “SofTouch” by the manufacturer. The presence of a retractable handle makes it an interesting choice for gamers who go to LAN parties, but it will definitely please users who want a case with a sleek, professional look. Let’s check it out.

BitFenix also offers a more affordable version of the reviewed case, called Survivor Core. This stripped-down version doesn’t come with the front fan and the anti-theft device. It has four USB 2.0 ports instead of two USB 2.0 ports as well as two USB 3.0 ports.

BitFenix Survivor caseFigure 1: BitFenix Survivor case

BitFenix Survivor caseFigure 2: BitFenix Survivor case

As you can see, both panels of the Survivor are solid.

The front panel of the BitFenix Survivor has three external 5.25” bays, and the bottom 5.25” bay comes with an adapter for you to install an external 3.5” device. The bay covers aren’t meshed.

BitFenix Survivor caseFigure 3: Front panel

The Survivor comes with one 200 mm fan at the bottom of its front panel, which glows red when turned on. The LEDs of the fans and logo present on the front panel can be turned off through an on/off switch available on the top panel. This fan is a BitFenix Spectre LED model, which has a fluid dynamic bearing, maximum speed of 700 rpm, 65 cfm airflow, and 19 dBA noise level. This fan is connected to a three-pin connector, so you can monitor its speed if you install it on your motherboard. It is possible to replace this 200 mm fan with two 120 mm models. The case has an air filter in front of this fan.

BitFenix Survivor caseFigure 4: Front fan

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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