BitFenix Nova TG Mid-Tower Chassis Review

/ 6 years ago

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A Closer Look – Exterior

First impressions of the Nova TG are good, and it’s certainly a clean and presentable chassis. For something with tempered glass, it’s pretty lightweight, like, very light. It feels like a tin can with a window if I’m honest. Not that the quality feels bad, but it’s pretty much as weighty as one would expect of a sub-£50 chassis.

The front panel design is neat and tidy, not reinventing the wheel here, and has everything you need for day-to-day use.

5.25″ Drive Bay?!

I love the clean front panel design, and while I have seen the presentable black version, the white just looks like a much more premium priced product. The front fans draw their air from the sides of the panel, and that indirect design should help reduce fan noise too. The most surprising aspect though is that there’s a 5.25″ drive bay! Let’s be honest, we don’t see many of those on chassis these days, but I’m sure there are people that still need them.

The right side panel is pretty straightforward. There is a large raised section, which will allow for easier cable routing behind the motherboard.

7 Expansion Slots

Around the back, all the basics are accounted for. There’s a pre-installed 120mm white LED fan at the top for heat exhaust. I’m a little disappointed to see snap-off metal covers on the expansion slots, but I guess at this price range it almost has to be expected.

Finally, on the base, you’ll find four chunky plastic feet with rubber grips. There’s good ground clearance, which will allow good airflow to the PSU air intake. Of course, there’s also a slide-out dust-filter on the PSU, which is a nice bonus at this price range.

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