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BitFenix Announces 'Comrade' PC Enclosure

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 16 comments

BitFenix' Comrade is cheap and functional.

BitFenix has announced its new Comrade lineup of enclosures, which are designed to cater to an audience that's building a PC on a budget, but still wants a couple of high-end features. As such, the case is able to house a lot of high-end hardware, and features dust filters as well as a USB 3.0 port.

The case is able to house up to ATX motherboards, graphics cards up to 300 mm long, and CPU coolers that are as high as 160 mm tall. There is room inside for up to three 3.5" drives, another three 25" drives, as well as, you guessed it, three optical drives.

Cooling is handled by slots for three 120 mm fans, two up front and one as a rear exhaust. Just one fan is included as a standard kit, and it comes mounted in the rear exhaust slot.

Front I/O connectivity is achieved by one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, as well as HD audio jacks.

The BitFenix Comrade case will come in multiple colors and features an MSRP of $39.

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    patrick47018 , January 1, 2014 3:28 PM
    "A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so."
    Arthur Conan Doyle
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    SR-71 Blackbird , January 1, 2014 3:31 PM
    Nice smooth\sleek design.
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    Jgriff , January 1, 2014 3:58 PM
    Wow, much plain. So Jayne.
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    brandonjclark , January 1, 2014 4:02 PM
    I like it! Painted interior?
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    CaedenV , January 1, 2014 5:16 PM
    trying to imagine a case that can house a 25" drive... much less 3 of them
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    Powderhorn , January 1, 2014 5:29 PM
    Finally, something that can fit the full-height 5.25" HDDs I've been waiting to use!
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    Powderhorn , January 1, 2014 5:31 PM
    Of course, I'll need to dig through my boxes of hardware for a sturdy 25"-to-5.25" adapter.
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    Benjamin Howard , January 1, 2014 6:20 PM
    "Well, I'm back
    Back in the USSR, baby
    Come and keep your comrade warm"

    ~Paul McCartney

    A perfect case for those toasty FX-8350s.
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    falchard , January 1, 2014 6:35 PM
    Looks standard. Don't see how this is anything to run around the room screaming in excitement.
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    jessterman21 , January 1, 2014 7:36 PM
    My build's in a Merc - love it, but gimme those dust filters!
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    Innocent_Bystander , January 1, 2014 8:22 PM
    Comrade's looking so bland all it needs is a red star from the front...

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    daglesj , January 2, 2014 2:05 AM
    Good! Looks like a case a mature adult could be seen using. About time.
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    rolandzhang3 , January 2, 2014 2:51 AM
    Nice and plain, always great to have the logo at the front too :D 
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    maza90210 , January 2, 2014 11:38 AM
    Why would you get this over the shinobi?
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    jessterman21 , January 2, 2014 11:43 AM
    Why would you get this over the shinobi?

    It's $40?
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    Simon Anderson , January 5, 2014 12:21 AM
    How do you wake up in the morning and go design something so vanilla?