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Bitfenix Merc Beta Steel Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 7X3.25 1X2.5 *No PS* Top USB2.0 Audio

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SKU: 63257
Shipping Weight: 12.2lbs

Part #: BFC-MRC-100-KKX2-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.


select  Your Warrior
Different battles call for different troops. select  Merc Alpha for extra top panel cooling or Merc Beta for a more streamlined look. With BitFenix Merc, the choice is yours.
Ample Expansion
Small but rugged, Merc provides ample expansion possibilities, including three 5.25", seven 3.5", and one 2.5” drive bay. Seven PCI slots accommodate a wealth of expansion cards, and best of all, Merc even handles SSD drives and the longest graphics cards, enabling you to equip the latest firepower to bring the fight to your adversaries.
Effective Cooling
War is hell, which means multiple cooling options are a must. Merc Beta comes with one 120mm fan, but can be fully loaded with up to five additional 120mm fans.
Rich Connectivity
Each battle is unpredictable, so you need to be fully equipped at all times. With four included high speed USB 2.0 ports, Merc allows you to connect all of your gaming peripherals without the need to purchase separate USB hubs.
Easy to Install
Your troops should be easy to handle. When it's time to install your system, you'll appreciate Merc's DIY- friendly features, including robust cable management, a large CPU cooler cutout, and easy-to-use thumbscrews. When you say jump, Merc says: "how high?"
Impressive Value
With its black coated interior and quality black cabling, you'll be surprised as to how little Merc costs to bring into your camp. Big features for small money - that's BitFenix Merc.

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Materials Steel, Plastic
Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black
Dimensions (HxWxD) 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 Top N/A
Cooling Bottom 1 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Side 2 x 120mm (optional)
PCI Slots x 7
I/O 4 x USB2.0, Audio
Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)

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Experience: 5 Months

Functional and inexpensive


Very functional: You get four front USB ports (whereas most cases have 2) as well as the buttons and LEDs on the top, which is perfect for keeping the case on the floor. It's inexpensive, and it has that neutral look for those like me who don't want their PCs to look like a toy. It has 4 5.25" external drive bays and four internal drive bays (one of which can serve as a 3.5" external drive bay). The audio ports work well which is the reason I replaced my cheaper Antec case for in the first place. This is one of the very few cheap cases with no USB 3.0 ports, so that's good if your motherboard has no USB 3.0 header. The feet are elevated and the power supply goes at the bottom.
Very cheap build. The front panel is all plastic, and the anchors on one side of the front panel came broken, so I had to glue these back together or the front panel was gonna be loose on one side. The round-ish design is going out of style and it's kind of in the way of your external drives if you have to reach down for them. The fan that comes with it is weak, I recommend getting a better one and just putting the one bundled with it on the bottom vent.
An affordable replacement, a decent choice if you don't care about the case of your build much.

Experience: 3 Months


great price.
no top fan.
got one when it was on sale for 29.99.
it does what its supposed to.

Experience: 3 Months


- Cheap
- Drive slots
- Color
- None
Bought this for my parents, very satisfied.

Experience: 1 Weeks


-well laid out
-looks good
-flimsy feel
-no usb3
Hard to beat for the price. Nice internal layout. Reasonable amount of cable management. Fair amount of ventilation options.
Just fit the Cool Master 212 EVO cpu cooler. Would absolutely purchase again at the price(and maybe more).

Experience: 2 Months


great simple features.
no usb 3.0
Got this for a pc build for my mom. Sad part is that the inside looks better than my old NZXT tempest.... for $30, great case. Not much to say about it, it's elegant, simple. Make sure to put the sticker on properly.. one of the sharp kept sticking out slightly, I cut myself like an idiot 2 times lol.

Experience: 6 Weeks


Lots of 3.5" slots
Cheap when on sale
none so far
This was a surprisingly decent case for $30 on sale. Worth every cent at that price. Lots of 3.5" bays for a mid tower case.

Experience: 21 Days


Low cost, above average quality
a bit flimsy and light
The lightweight construction may be a pro or con depending on the person. I felt it was a bit light. Was a bit noisy when using DVD drive. Other than that, lots of features, doesn't skimp on much. I also have a Fractal case and the difference in features are not substantial. Great buy!

Experience: 3 Days


- Clean, simple design
- Added value features
- Flimsy PCI cover
- Side panel fitment
I replaced a decade plus old case in favour of the Merc Beta on my secondary PC. It was an easy decision really. The unexciting but clean black design coupled with features like the rear motherboard cutout, space for cable management, multiple 120mm fan mounts, centering point standoff for your motherboard and even a spot for a SSD are nice touches not usually found all together in this budget segment.

There are a few corners cut to package this together however. The flimsy PCI backplate tends to be malleable and is only secured with 1 center screw - you only see design in low priced cases. The side panels also lack notches so fit and alignment of the panels to the chassis is less than perfect.

In the end, HD temps dropped to 25-30c with the addition of 2 standard 120mm fans up front, top mount USB ports are always nice to have and at this price point you don't have to deal with gaudy, over the top designs you'd normally find at this price point. On sale, it's a great buy.

Experience: 68 Days


Felt very flimsy
There weren't enough standoff holes
It was a VERY tight fit to screw in the mobo
Very good for the price, although there weren't enough stand off holes(for mATX mobos?).

Experience: 1 Months


-Black interior
-decent space at the back for wire management
-internal cables are sleeved
-can fit 12.6" graphics card (without hdd installed infront of it)
-Front fan intake is very small (reducing airflow)
-no dust filters (to be expected for a budget case)
Great budget case for an HTPC, but if you're building a gaming or folding rig or anything requiring more cooling, I'd suggest getting the Bitfenix Merc Alpha instead. It's identical to the Beta except the Alpha has 2x 120mm fan slots at the top. The only reason I went with the Beta is because it was for a family computer which would likely have stuff put ontop of it, and I didn't want paper clips and stuff falling into the case.

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