The Colossus is an apt description, it is a behemoth wrought in plastic and steel. Not only does it not fit in my computer desk, but I had to shunt the desk aside to make room for it. Standing at just shy of 2 feet (And a third of that across!), it dwarfs any mid-sized case.
The 230mm fans that come pre-installed suck in a huge amount of air in order to keep the case cool, taking air in from the top and front of the case. The only flaw here is that for the front fan to be efficient at all requires that the front door of the Colossus to be open at all times.
Most chassis’ nowadays have an all-black interior. The Colossus has all-black screws and spacers to match its uniform scheme.
I mentioned BitFenix’s ego in the packaging section, and the inside of the case is not exempt from their fascination with stamping their logo on absolutely everything, even the tool-less bays:
NB. We’ve spoken with Coolermaster and they have now fixed this issue. The HDD trays are now strurdier and much more hardy.
All the tool-less bays. Speaking of which, the HDD bays are flimsy and patheticly weak. They bend to accomodate slotting a large HDD inside, and they feel like they’ll snap in your hand. The rubber seal that holds the pins in is as likely to fall out as it is to actually pin a HDD in.
The PCI brackets use a toolless clip method. They’re very chunky and quite strong. While I don’t think that any clip will be as strong as a screw, this goes quite a long way.