BitFenix is one of the brands that are famous for beautiful casing designs, the Pandora desktop casing is one that I believe brought “beauty” to the next level.
As you can see from the image above, the Pandora’s enclosure is of brushed aluminum side panel that curves at the front, one that’s not common in the market. Sure there are a few brands with models that sport such enclosure but the choices are few and they are most certainly not of this design.
The top of the Pandora is covered by a honeycomb grill with filter material, it stretches from the front to the back. The POWER and RESET buttons, along with the USB 3.0 ports, are placed at the front end and facing upwards.
Underneath the cover is a 120mm fan that’s pre-installed and an opening at the front that’s for a 3.5″ drive. Yes, you read that right – that’s just one of the many drive bay around the casing.
With the side-panels removed, you will then be able to access the front panel. The Pandora’s design looks great but as you can see it’s also quite a hassle when it comes to accessing the details at the front.
Under the front panel is yet another honey-comb grill with dust filter.
On the front cover is the Pandora ICON panel where you are able to customize the display to your liking.
From the back the Pandora looks cleaner than any other casing in the market, that’s probably because of its very slim profile. The thumbscrews on the PCI-E are accessible but you can only manipulate them with the provided hex-key. I would very much prefer something that I can tighten with normal screw drivers but looks like this is the price to pay for the sleek design.