The TYPE01 Bravo features high quality plastic covered panels, as opposed to the Alpha which features aluminium panels. The design is obviously very unique, lots of curves, bold lines and plenty of ventilation. The left side panel looks split thanks to a huge vent that allows for two 120mm fans to be mounted on the side panel interior.
There is a red and white XFX TYPE01 logo on an aluminium panel which has been glued to the chassis, it does feel like you could pull it off quite easily though, maybe use screws next time XFX?
The right side panel is identical to the left, it even features another pair of fan mounts and the stuck on aluminium detail panel.
The front panel design is pretty bold, featuring lots of deep ridges and a huge ventilation section with a washable dust filter behind it for any front mounted fans. There are three flip-down 5.25″ drive bay covers at the front, perfect for stealth mounting your optical drives.
At the top you’ll find a power and reset button and an LED indicator.
And at the bottom you’ll notice another lovely XFX logo.
The top panel features two large curved sections, they’re only plastic and don’t feel especially strong, but they do help to soften the overall aggressive design of the case.
Around the back you can really see just how wide this chassis is. It’s as thick as most high-end full towers and this is just a midi-tower on the interior! At the top there is some cable routing space, and more to the right of the expansion slots. A 140mm fan is pre-installed for the exhaust and below that you’ll find eight ventilated expansion slots.
At the bottom there is an extra long, slide out dust filter that covers the PSU and bottom fan intakes.
Another 140/120mm fan mount is in the top.
The I/O panel runs right down the top of the case, not exactly ideal given that many people put their system under their desk. You’ll find HD audio connections, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0.
Large feet and the curve design leave a huge clearance of 2 inches below the case, which is part of the reason this midi-tower stands as tall as a full tower chassis.