FiercePC ship the Hazer Mini Gaming PC in a large outer box. The system itself is protected inside the Bitfenix Colossus M chassis box.
The Bitfenix Colossus M chassis is tiny, and quite attractive. It would be an ideal partner for a space restricted living room or bedroom.
No FiercePC branding on this case, just the Bitfenix logo, along the bottom of the case.
Along the top of the case is a wire mesh vent which can be removed.
The I/O panel is situated on the right side panel. There are two USB 3.0 ports here, alongside a microphone and headphone jack. Underneath is the power and reset button.
The front panel of the case opens to expose the DVD rewriter.
The rear of the case highlight the Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2PV motherboard I/O panel, the graphics card connectors, and a large exhaust fan.
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
- 1 x PS/2 mouse port
- 1 x D-Sub port
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x serial port
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- 1 x RJ-45 port
- 3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Microphone)
The Bitfenix Colossus M Micro ATX Case has the power supply mounted at the front of the case, with a power extender cable being fed in from the rear. It is a difficult case to hide the cables, however without a window panel it isn’t so critical.
The cable clutter is partially due to the side panel housing, which contains a PCB board. If you pull open the side panel too far, they will all disconnect. I quite like the exterior of the Bitfenix Colossus, but after looking at the internal build, I do much prefer the AeroCool Dead Silence.
Fierce PC are using a Kingston 60GB Solid State Drive for boot duties. It is obviously a small drive, but thankfully Fierce PC also install a fast Seagate Barracuda 1TB drive. To test the machine today, I installed the STEAM game folder on the mechanical drive. As long as you are careful how you install applications, 60GB is acceptable for a Windows install.
The Corsair VS450 power supply isn’t modular, so there are a lot of cables to hide. They are mainly crammed in behind the motherboard, as shown above.