Budget cases are common, good looking budget cases aren’t that common. The BitFenix Nova is one great looking budget case for those who love minimalist design.
Out of the box the first thing any experienced user will note is how light the casing is, that’s a given when it comes to budget casing.
The control panel is, and the case has top ventilation grille.
The front panel is removable and it houses dual 120mm intake fans, the front panel also comes with specially designed vents that is said to reduce fan noise.
From the rear the Nova isn’t any different from others, however what I didn’t like is that the PCI-E slot’s holding bracket takes additional effort to secure.
The BitFenix Nova is not the most spacious of, don’t expect to be able to house all the PSU cables (especially for non-modular units) at the back because there’s little to no space, given the narrow nature of the Nova and that the casing panel is completely flat.
Below are the specs as seen on the official product page.
Being a desktop tower case, getting things in place is easy. The Nova has plenty of clearance for components so you need not worry unless you are using a high-end card that’s very long. There’s also plenty of drive cage for your storage needs.
The casing comes with pre-installed stand-offs so you get to skip that part of the assembly process. Don’t worry about being unable to stash cables under the motherboard tray, the side panel window does not show the drive cage area so you will be able to place whatever cable you have towards the front, albeit it be collecting dust for the most part.
The BitFenix Nova retails at RM 149, it is cheap, it looks good and build-wise it is pretty good for something that’s entry level.