The new BitFenix Survivor chassis stands out with its blend of elegant styling and rugged build. We are pretty sure the Survivor can survive our clumsy work environment and still look good with all hardware intact after many months! Supporting huge 200mm fans, a chunk of hard drives, extra-long graphics cards and even being able to secure your peripherals, the Survivor definitely appeals to gamers too. More details of this chassis after the break.
(BitFenix Design Lab, September 30, 2010) – BitFenix is pleased to launch Survivor – a mid-tower ATX gaming chassis that combines elegant styling with ruggedized features engineered for the mobile digital warrior.
“We wanted to design a PC chassis that had ruggedized features, but didn’t necessarily look like a tractor,” says David Jarlestedt, BitFenix Product Manager. “Will you be able to throw it in front of a moving bus or down the stairs? No, but you won’t have to worry about damaged hardware while driving to your friend’s house or LAN party.”
The unique curved design of Survivor isn’t simply aesthetic. Extending past the side panels, this design helps to protect Survivor and the hardware inside during transport. The front, top and bottom of Survivor is coated with proprietary BitFenix SofTouch™ surface treatment, which helps protect these surfaces from stains and scratches, all while looking great. On the very front above the ODD bays is an LED-lit BitFenix logo, which users can turn on and off at a press of a button.
On top, Survivor sports a concealable I/O panel which helps maintain its clean modern design. Sliding the panel open reveals the light on/off controls, audio jacks, power and reset buttons, two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, and two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. Survivor also has the ability to turn BitFenix Spectre™ LED fan lights on and off at a touch of a button – it’s like having a BitFenix Hydra™ Fan LED Controller built in!
Above the I/O panel is a smartly-designed hideaway carry handle. Simply lift and lock the handle in place when you need to move Survivor around, and snap it back when not in use to maintain Survivor’s clean looks.
Once at the LAN party, Survivor helps to maximize your gaming experience. Survivor comes equipped with a modular hard drive cage that can be removed in order to accommodate extra-long graphics cards. With the entire cage intact, Survivor can be outfitted with up to nine 2.5-inch SSD drives or seven 3.5-inch hard disks. And to keep all your hardware running cool while you are fragging the competition, Survivor can be outfitted with up to two 200mm fans or three 120mm fans.