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BitFenix Merc Alpha USB 3.0 BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-U3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Get a quality gaming chassis without breaking your bank. Introducing BitFenix Merc - an unprecedented value in gaming cases, now with USB 3.0! 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.

  • newegg SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ready Use the internal 19-pin connector to enable two USB 3.0 ports, or use the included 9-pin connectors for USB 2.0 – plenty of connectivity for all your high-speed USB devices.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg Effective Cooling War is hell, which means multiple cooling options are a must. Merc Alpha comes with one 120mm fan, but can be fully loaded with up to seven additional 120mm fans.
  • newegg Rich Connectivity Each battle is unpredictable, so you need to be fully equipped at all times. With two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Merc allows you to connect all of your gaming peripherals without the need to purchase separate USB hubs.
  • newegg 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?"

Learn more about the BitFenix Co. Ltd. BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-U3

Model

Brand
BitFenix
Series
Merc Alpha USB 3.0
Model
BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-U3

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct
No

Features

Features
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ready

Ample Expansion

Effective Cooling

Rich Connectivity

Easy to Install

Impressive Value

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the BitFenix Co. Ltd. BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-U3

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/3/2013 6:40:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDecent case for price. But cheap quality

Pros: Good looking
Good features for price point
Lightweight

Cons: Cheap quality metal (bends easily)
Lacking cable management features

Other Thoughts: This is a pretty decent case for the price. I picked up on sale for 39.99 which makes it worth it. I have had it for a little while and notice that the metal bends very easily but still usable.

I bought this case to use as a file server as it had space for 6 disk drives. It suited this use very well. Even for a small case I was able to set it up easily

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  • Noah M.
  • 8/14/2013 6:42:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsgood case

Pros: really spacious, although i had to crush a few cables in the back to make the panel fit, but it was my fault it was so crowded back there in the first place.

Cons: the sticker is a little odd, it's not even really a sticker, and it doesnt come back off, so be careful when you put it on.

Other Thoughts: stupid sticker, i botched it and couldnt take it off again

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  • Mark C.
  • 8/9/2013 1:44:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsInexpensive, but looks and performs great.

Pros: After my last computer blew up, I was in need of a case to house my newest machine. Luckily I stumbled on this guy. It has all of the features I found in higher end cases at a much more reasonable price. Has great airflow for the price point as well. My PC runs cool and quiet!

Cons: You do get what you pay for. For a budget level case it's extremely well done. However, if you're expecting a $200 quality case you probably should look in that price range.

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  • Jesse D.
  • 7/22/2013 12:10:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBang for the buck

Pros: Understated design, yet not boring. Lightweight, yet rigid. Construction quality is top-notch, plenty of space for large components, great cable management, plenty of expansion slots, places for 4-5 extra case fans, great airflow, I/O panel on top, PSU mounted on bottom, black fan and I/O cables to match case. Probably the best feature is the brass knob in the middle that will hold the mobo in place as you’re screwing it down.

Cons: Side panels are pretty thin, but not flimsy. Front 5.25” bay covers can pop out pretty easily, I wish they snapped in more securely. No dust filters, but at this price it’s hard to nitpick, considering all the higher-end features this case has.

Other Thoughts: Cable management helped greatly with my non-modular PSU, and there was an opening exactly wherever I needed one to route cables. GPU, CPU, and HDD temps stay below 40C at idle, and when I added a 120mm front intake fan, they dropped even lower. My machine stays silent, too – never exceeds a soft whoosh.
My headphones jack has some buzz to it when playing games, but Bitfenix replaced the I/O panel at no cost. They said it was a grounding issue. In conclusion, I love this case, and I love Bitfenix. They’re a small company whose number one priority is builders’ needs.

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  • Jason H.
  • 4/27/2013 12:44:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhere's the QC BitFenix?

Pros: None

Cons: Arrived DOA (if you can even call a case dead). Not Newegg's fault nor FedEx.

This is blatant QC issue with BitFenix. The base of the steel right about the front feet on the left side (looking at the case from the front) is ripped open as if it was pried open with a tool. Damage like this could not have happened during shipping because there was no damage on the box to suggest so.

Is is my 2nd BitFenix case that has poor QC, the first was the BitFenix Survivor.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I just don't have any luck with BitFenix cases.

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