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There are some cases, such as the CM Storm Enforcer, that set out to make as big an impression as possible, with windows and lights to show off the premium kit you've crammed inside it. Others take a more subtle approach, like this BitFenix Raider. It's a pretty plain - though not ugly - chassis. This isn't a box that's going to dominate at LAN parties and leave your rivals worshipping its monolithic majesty like the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Instead this is a rather unassuming ATX mid tower that concentrates on features and functionality - rather than being distracted with aesthetic extravagance. Although the design of the Raider is straightforward, it still looks pretty good. Most of the front and top of the case is made out of steel mesh, which allows for excellent airflow throughout. At the top you'll find four USB 3.0 ports, as well as headphone and microphone sockets. The four USB 3.0 sockets are a welcome touch and are connected internally via two headers. If the motherboard you install inside the BitFenix Raider doesn't have enough USB 3.0 headers available, a USB 2.0 adaptor is also included - which shows impressive forethought.
BitFenix is widely known for their Colossus and Shinobi chassis'. We reviewed the Shinobi and the Outlaw from BitFenix just last year. The Outlaw might have been a disappointment but perhaps BitFenix just isn't very good at making that low-end case. Today we'll spend some time raiding one of their newest chassis, the Raider. The Raider is a mid-tower with a clean, smooth look. It looks flat black with the BitFenix SofTouch surface treatment making it soft to the touch and more resistant to fingerprints than glossy finishes. It looks plain, simple, and rather fancy all at the same time. The major addition that BitFenix seems to be rather proud to include is the addition of three included Spectre fans. Spectre fans are a design BetFenix came up with to enhance cooling while remaining quiet as well. The fans have sickle fan blades that create a large amount of air without a large amount of noise. Although they come in black or white, or even with LEDs, the three fans included with the Raider are all solid black adding more class to the case. Let's take a look at what the Raider has to offer. We've seen other cases BitFenix has created in the past, and I know some of you even own or have owned some of them.