XFX TYPE01 Bravo Midi-Tower Gaming Chassis Review

by - 6 years ago

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The total build time on the XFX  TYPE01 was 25 minutes, but it’s not surprising it was quick to put together because despite its huge size, heavy-duty styling and high price tag, it is still just a midi tower. Everything clipped into place with relative ease, the only issue being the re-installation of the right side panel, as the sleeved cables I use have quite large connector blocks.

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We’ve brought out the new XFX XTR power supply for this case, which is a little longer than the Silverstone one we have been using and it does compliment the TYPE01 rather nicely.

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Water cooling space may be limited, but that hasn’t stopped me from fitting a Corsair H80i, although given the width of this case you could easily get some incredibly large air coolers in here, such as products from Phanteks and be quiet! I may have got a slim 120mm radiator in the top, but it just makes more logistical sense to use the back fan mount instead. There is certainly room for a multiple GPU setup, and dependant on your motherboard PCI layout and GPU configuration you may get 3-4 cards in here.

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While I can move the hard drive bays over to the right to free up more space, it really isn’t needed and the bulk of today’s high-end cards won’t be wanting for more space anyway. What I would have liked is to be able to remove the top part of the hard drive bays completely to clear airflow from the front fan, but only one side of the hard drive bays can be adjusted.

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With all the panels back in place it hardly looks like I’ve done anything with this case, just as big and bold as when I took it out of the box.

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Of course a side on view will give you a sneaky view of our components, although I guess this view would be a little more limited with side fans installed.

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4 Comments on XFX TYPE01 Bravo Midi-Tower Gaming Chassis Review

  • Skidmarks says:

    Hoo boy that case looks like a dreadful mess to me, not my taste at all. I’ve seen overpriced, impractical cases (ThermalTake Level 10) often enough but at least some were sexy (In Win 901/904). Generally I like XFX products (especially their Seasonic built PSU’s) and I hope their next attempt is a much better looking, far more practical and far, far better value for money attempt. Until now XFX products have always been reasonable value for money and I hope it remains so.
    P.S. I’ll have to test this case myself soon so I’d better keep an open mind.

    • aruffell says:

      I agree but I don’t. I think that if any established manufacturer was to do this, I’d agree with you, but this is still a first attempt for XFX so credit where credit is due. Yes the stylish is a bit 80’s in terms of the slats, but the idea is there. I’m keen to see if they take our comments on board and develop something with more design flair.

      • Skidmarks says:

        It probably looks nicer in the… ahem, plastic than it does in pics. It’s the price and practicality in the review that really caught my attention. At this point in time I’m not sure I’ll ever get to see it let alone test it.

  • Derek Johnstone Macrae says:

    WANT

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