It would seem BitFenix is finally settling into a naming scheme for their great case lineup. It would seem they are naming their case after historical bandits. Starting with the Shinobi, then the Outlaw, and now introducing the new BitFenix Raider.
The Raider has a very strong, aggressive look about it. This is the first time BitFenix has used the SoftTouch material to accent the design of the metal portions of this case, instead of covering up the plastic. This is a good move and creates a great look.
The Raider also sports the first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to ensure the fastest possible transfers with either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 devices. This is a great advantage since there are 4 of these USB 3.0 ports and no USB 2.0. If you have a motherboard that does not have a USB 3.0 header, BitFenix includes a 9-pin USB 2.0 header on these wires. Keep everything cool with up to 5 fan slots (includes three 120 mm fans, optional 200 mm fan, or replace front two 120 mm fans with an additional 200 mm fan) to be controlled by the integrated fan controller.
The Raider comes with plenty of room with six 3.5″ interior bays, four external 5.25″ bays, rubber grommet covered wire management cutouts, and a huge motherboard tray cutout for those aftermarket coolers. Just like the Outlaw, the Raider also includes a lower 2.5″ mounting space to have a single SSD without losing a 3.25″ bay; however, the Raider also allows a 2.5″ drive to be installed in any of the 3.25″ bays as well. And if you need room for a larger GPU, the side wall of the top HDD cage is removable.
The BitFenix Raider is another case with plenty of options to allow it to adjust to you and not the other way around. You only need pay an MSRP of $89 to get the Raider and I think it will turn some heads at that price.