Bitfenix Portal Mini-ITX Case Review


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Bitfenix Portal Mini-ITX Computer Case Review

By Tom Jaskulka

Manufacturer: Bitfenix Co. Ltd.
Product Name: Portal Window White
Model Number: BFC-POT-150-WKWKK-RP
UPC: 886027015315
Price As Tested: $139.99 (Amazon NewEgg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Bitfenix Co. Ltd.

It’s been a long time since Bitfenix iterated on their popular mini-ITX Prodigy, a case that helped jump-start the popularity of full-blown performance mini-ITX machines.  Half a decade, believe it or not.  After a line of micro-ATX and ATX releases, Bitfenix finally turned their attention back to the mini-ITX category.  In March of 2017, Bitfenix released an aluminum-clad premium enclosure with some distinctive – yet familiar – curved lines.  Has the Portal emerged from the depths of Bitfenix testing facilities to recapture the Prodigy’s former glory?  As we’ll see, the Portal isn’t a replacement for the Prodigy, although it retains many of the features that made the latter popular.

Available in matte white or matte black (each with or without an acrylic window), the Bitfenix Portal utilizes a dual frame and rail system to house enough components to power most single-GPU gaming rigs.  Benchmark Reviews has the opportunity to test the new Bitfenix Portal (model BFC-POT-150-WKWKK-RP) – let’s see what it can do.

We’ll take a look at building a typical gaming system inside the Bitfenix Portal.  Hopefully our testing will reveal any rogue A.I.s potential pitfalls as we go.  Let’s start with a closer look around the outside of the Portal.

Features & Specifications

Chassis Type ITX Chassis
Color Black│White
Materials Aluminum │SECC Steel │ABS│Transparent acrylic
Motherboard Mini-ITX
CPU Cooler Up to 125mm Height
Graphic Card Length Up to 300mm
Power Supply SFX Form Factor
Storage Capacity (3.5″ HDD) 2
Storage Capacity (2.5″ HDD) 1+2
Cooling Capacity (Front) 120mm x 1 (Included)
Cooling Capacity (Rear) 80mm x 1 (Included)
Radiator Capacity (Front) Up to 120mm x 1
Front I/O port USB 3.0 x 2 │ HD Audio MIC & Headphone
Dimensions(WxHxD) 185 x 382 x 411mm (without stand)
247 x 395 x 411mm (with stand)
Weight 5.81kg (net)│6.98kg (gross)
Highlights Elegant Aluminum design │ Ball Bearing Runner design
Graphic Length up to 300mm │ Support 120mm radiator
Graphic Card window
Name Part Number EAN UPC
Portal Black BFC-POT-150-KKXKK-RP 4712883216220 886027015285
Portal Window Black BFC-POT-150-KKWKK-RP 4712883216237 886027015292
Portal White BFC-POT-150-WKXKK-RP 4712883216244 886027015308
Portal Window White BFC-POT-150-WKWKK-RP 4712883216251 886027015315


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