BitFenix Merc Alpha Review & Specs

BitFenix Merc Alpha BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-RP

BitFenix Merc Alpha BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-RP

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  • Getting a quality gaming chassis doesn’t necessarily mean spending a small fortune. Introducing BitFenix Merc - an unprecedented value in gaming cases. Merc comes in two flavors: Merc Alpha and Merc Beta, which gives you the option of going with additional fan locations, or choosing a more streamlined look. Ample expansion possibilities mean your Merc can grow with the rest of your system, while friendly DIY features make system installation headache-free. Armed with multiple fan locations and rich connectivity, Merc lets you get your game on without breaking the bank.

Specifications Overview

  • Merc Alpha
  • BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-RP
Release Date October 2009

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 3
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX, Thin Mini ITX
Front Panel USB Ports
Dimensions 489mm x 189mm x 438mm
Max VGA length allowance 270.00mm
Max VGA length allowance (w/o HDD cage) 320.00mm
Expansion Slots 7


Materials Steel, Plastic
Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black
Dimensions (H x W x D) 439 x 190 x 490 mm (ATX Mid Tower)
Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bays x 3
3.5" Drive Bays x 7 (1 x external)
2.5" Drive Bays x 1
Cooling Front 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Rear 1 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 92/80mm (optional)
Cooling Side Panel 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Top 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Bottom 1 x 120mm (optional)
PCI Slots x 7
I/O 4 x USB2.0, Audio
Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
Model Number BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-RP

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