BitFenix have taken the market by storm over the previous 18 months and after a somewhat rocky launch period, we have seen their quality control and construction materials consistently improve. Today we look at their Merc Alpha Chassis, which is set to offer high value for money with strong cooling capabilities.
The BitFenix Merc Chassis is available in two flavours, the Merc Alpha and the Merc Beta, one with enhanced cooling potential and the other with a more streamlined appearance. The design of the BitFenix Merc is fairly simple, and is clearly aimed at the everyday gamer, who has a fairly low budget while still wanting a case that performs in all areas.
The Merc Alpha is crammed with features that you would expect from a more expensive case. They have fitted a very useful 4 x USB 2.0 ports, as well as HD Audio ports.
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||439 x 190 x 490 mm (ATX Mid Tower)|
|Motherboard Sizes||Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||x 3|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||x 7 (1 x external)|
|2.5″ Drive Bays||x 1|
|Cooling Front||2 x 120mm (optional)|
|Cooling Rear||1 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 92/80mm (optional)|
|Cooling Side Panel||2 x 120mm (optional)|
|Cooling Top||2 x 120mm (optional)|
|Cooling Bottom||1 x 120mm (optional)|
|PCI Slots||x 7|
|I/O||4 x USB2.0, Audio|
|Power Supply||PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)|