BitFenix has announced the Aurora chassis, their latest enclosure which features tempered glass side panels and RGB lighting effects.
Both sides of the Aurora are covered by tempered glass, with the component side a clear panel, and the back a dark-tinted panel to help hide cables behind the motherboard tray.
One interesting feature is called “SSD Chroma”. BitFenix explains:
“‘ASUS AURA’ certified ‘RGB Chroma Control and SSD Chroma’ are co-developed with Asus Republic of Gamers giving you the ability to customize and illuminate the SSDs.”
Specifications and highlights from BitFenix:
- Colors: Black│White
- Materials: Steel, ABS
- Supported Motherboards: E-ATX│ATX│M-ATX│Mini-ITX
- Expansion Slots: 7
- Drive Bays:
- 3.5”: 2 + 2
- 2.5”: 2 + 1
- Front: 120mm x 2 or 140mm x 2
- Rear: 120mm x 1 (Included)
- Top: 120mm x 2 or 140mm x 2
- Component Clearance:
- CPU Cooler: Up to 160mm height
- Graphic Card Length: Up to 400mm
- Power Supply: Up to 220mm
- I/O: USB 3.0 x 2│USB 2.0 x 2│HD Audio MIC & Headphone
- Weight: 10.58kg
- Dimensions: 215 x 490 x 520mm
Highlights: BitFenix LED Lighting Controller & SSD Lighting Bracket│20-25mm Cable Management Space│Graphic Length up to 400mm│Support Dual 280mm radiator│Removable HDD cage│Removable PSU Dust Filter
Pricing and availablility for this new BitFenix Aurora are
not yet known late August and $99 US.
rgb, meh, I want ground
rgb, meh, I want ground effects and a spoiler for aero dynamics!
Also, Tom’s Hardware reports
Also, Tom’s Hardware reports that this case will be just $99:
“… The Aurora will be available in both black and white by the end of the month for the fair price of $99. Add to that $19.99 for a 30cm Alchemy 2.0 RGB strip, or $29.99 for a 60cm strip, and you’ll have yourself the complete RGB kit.”
I posted too soon,
I posted too soon, apparently. Within 30 minutes they had the info. Updated.
Optical drive bay?
Optical drive bay? Nope?
I know an internal drive bay is a “blemish on the aesthetics” of the front panel, but seriously, do you know how ugly an external drive plonked on top of a case is?
The amount of gorgeous cases I see without an internal optical drive bay is depressing. Oh well, at least Corsair is practical.
I agree. I like my super old
I agree. I like my super old Thermaltake Tsunami design which has a large door that covers the entire front. That way I can hide ulgy DVD drives, audio inputs and outputs, and fan controllers behind the door and get the best of both worlds; sleek design and functionality.
Cool, you don’t like it?
Cool, you don’t like it? don’t buy it, problem solved.
RGB is the herpes of PC
RGB is the herpes of PC world, its everywhere these days and hard to get rid off. Worst offenders are the latest wave of motherboards.
Next they’ll get DISCO balls
Next they’ll get DISCO balls going in, WTF are they thinking with all that crap. The last time computers had so many lights magnetic core memory was still in wide use! Man, I can still hear the sounds of those punch card readers, and the hammers on those big line printers!