Incentive and self-claim it was the Pandora obviously to make a full-fledged housing which integrates itself as a multimedia center or as a gaming PC optically perfectly into its surroundings. With a black BitFenix Pandora on the Lowboard - or next to the desk - each room tastefully decorated is still fashionable, yet elegant, yet distinctive. The designers have this is primarily achieved by the two Sidepanels, each consisting of a piece of steel - are made and whose surface was brushed vertically - - here in Black as an optical tactile delight.
Which, incidentally without tools removable side panels, of which the left is equipped with this variant with a large window, extend into the front area and give the transition a flattering eyes rounding. The actual front surface made of black glossy plastic contrasts delightfully with the roughened light metal and looks like behind a protective shield black half hidden. Unobtrusive the I / O area with two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports is recessed into the front cover section, extends behind a black metal grille surface.
The interior of the nearly 10 kg BitFenix Pandora proves pleasantly spacious, next to the board in the form factor ATX, Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX also powerful power supplies can be accommodated (to 220 mm) and pixel Boliden to 44 cm length. For an active airflow three 120-mm fan can be installed in the front two, with removable dust filters protected, 140 mm or alternatively. A pre-installed 120-fan on the rear panel carries the warm air from the housing interior to the outside. For even more powerful air cooling two more 140 mm or three 120 mm fan can be installed in the housing cover. Thanks to the larger dimensions of the housing can also obstruct an effective water-cooling, an up to 360 mm large radiator takes place either at the front or in the cover into place.
The thermally separated from the rest of the housing PSU chamber improves the airflow in the main chamber and in addition to the ATX power supply, the three 3.5-inch hard disk slots. For optimal cable management of 20 mm distance from the back of the motherboard tray makes the outer wall. Two SSDs find their place in Pandora BitFenix Midi tower at the front of the motherboard tray.
The usability has BitFenix at Pandora total can begin very high, the dust filters keep magnetically and can be removed accordingly easy, the side parts are also tool-less removable as the thumbscrews of the seven PCI slots. In addition, the Pandora is pre-provisioned with mainboard spacers and has a large cutout in the tray for easy cooler change. As a nice addition is the case when a BitFenix logo made of aluminum, whereby the user can decide freely whether and where the logo can be seen. Furthermore is to be installed to the back of a bar, which the external cable management can be optimized.
Dimensions: 203 x 558 x 510 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 9.66 kg
Material: Steel (Body), ABS plastic
Form Factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Fan total possible:
3x 120 mm or 2x 140mm (front)
1x 120 mm (rear)
3x 2x 120 mm or 140 mm (lid)
Of this pre-installed:
1x 120 mm (rear)
Radiator-Mountings (partial waiving HDD and / or fan slots):
1x max. 360 mm (front or lid)
Filters: Front, Power Supply (removable, magnetic); Cover (installed)
3x 3.5 inch (internal)
2x 2.5 inch (internal)
Power Supply: 1x standard ATX & EPS 12V
Extension slots: 7
I / O Panel:
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x per Audio In / Out
1x per power and reset button
Maximum video card length: 440 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 155 mm
Maximum power supply Length: 220 mm