Back in the summer, we brought you news about a whole bunch of BitFenix goodies announced at Computex. One of the highlights from this news item was a blurb about the Pandora ATX chassis.
The news item mentioned that the Pandora ATX would be available in Q3/Q4 2015.
Well, guess what? That time is now. And now we can confirm that the Pandora ATX will soon be shipping.
Isn’t it gorgeous? I think so. The styling certainly is unique, and quite pretty. The way the side panels wrap around the front of the chassis is definitely a definitive signature styling feature of the Pandora chassis family.
There are two versions of the Pandora ATX available. The Pandora ATX Core is the base model, while the Pandora ATX is the more upscale version. The differences are a little subtle: the non-Core edition has four 3.5″ bays (up one compared to the Core), four 2.5″ bays (two more than the Core’s two), includes a 140mm fan, and features an ICON programmable display at the front.
Based on the photos and updated information about it that we’ve seen, the Pandora ATX looks to be a well-designed upsizing of the original Pandora chassis. The bigger Pandora ATX can accommodate motherboards up to ATX-spec (a change from our original news item, which said it would be able to fit EATX motherboards).
It still does retain most of the exciting features mentioned several months ago. It still will be able to fit up to two 360mm radiators (one on the roof and one at the front of the chassis); it still has that boss BitFenix ICON programmable display on the front of the chassis (for the Pandora ATX).
As far as details our original news item didn’t cover, the Pandora ATX has a cover for the power supply unit area. This is an interesting feature, particularly if you’re a cable management fetishist (like me).
There’s a good chance Techgage will get a sample to review, so keep your eyes peeled for it!