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Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 7X3.25 1X2.5 *No PS* Top USB3.0 Audio

Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 7X3.25 1X2.5 *No PS* Top USB3.0 Audio (BitFenix: BFC-MRC-100-KKX1-U3)
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Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 7X3.25 1X2.5 *No PS* Top USB3.0 Audio
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 7.71/10
With 14 User Reviews

Review Date: 01/05/14
Cons: fan didn't work

Pros: Sale Price
Back fan was never able to spin.

Review Date: 10/03/13
Cons: Light?

Pros: Simple caseAll blackUSB 3.0Comes with a fanBottom mounted PSU
I originally bought this case for my dad's build. The case doesn't come with the logo sticker on, so you can choose to put it anywhere you'd like. Overall a nice simple case. I found it a bit on the lighter side, but for this price, I wouldn't complain.

Review Date: 09/01/13
Cons: none

Pros: cheap price decent air flow
price is great for this cheap case. it is quite roomy than i thought. also decent air flow up 7 of 120mm fans.

Review Date: 06/28/13
Cons: Holes for cable management

Pros: Price, USB 3.0, Decent Build Quality, 7 HDD slots
I bought this case to build myself a NAS Drive and I picked it mainly because it was on sale for $30 and it has 7 slots for HDD as well as the USB 3.0 was a bonus. My only complaint was it didn't have enough holes to feed wires through for cable management compared to the corsair 300R or NZXT Phantom I purchased before.Overall a decent case for building a standard system.

Review Date: 05/28/13
Cons: - Could use a bit more cable management room (but for the price it's nice to have any at all)- Could use more front ventilation

Pros: - Weight- Price
Built 2 rigs in this case for friends. Was astounded at how light it is the first time I held it. It looks great with the all black interior. The provided cable management room is minimal but for the price it's surprising to have it at all.

Review Date: 03/22/13
Cons: - case was broken on arrival- Cheap plastic front panel- Poor quality control.

Pros: - black- cheap
I ordered this case with shipping warranty. When I opened up the box, the case was damaged with the front panel cracked like as if someone tried to pry it open. Furthermore, there was long hair all over the styrofoam like as if it was a returned merchandise. Definitely is not my hair.I called NCIX and they said to send an email to shipping.claimuncix.com. The hell with that. Why can't I just walk into the nearest NCIX store and swap it with a brand new one. To ship the case back to NCIX would cost more than the case itself and the time it takes to ship it. I need a computer right away.

Review Date: 02/16/13
Cons: terrible price when its not, flimsy construction.

Pros: Good price when on sale, 2xusb 3.0, 2xusb 2.0 on top
Have done 2 builds with this case, bought on sale, I like the airflow, amount of fans you can put in here, 2.5 inch drive mounts on the floor(but may need washers to make clearance-my intel 520 ssd would otherwise be shakey. holes on one side panel were a bit off, but not enough to cause severe probs. Will probably get a different case next time.

Review Date: 02/05/13
Cons: None that I can think of

Pros: CheapDoes the job
Got it on sale for 30$, the case is decent what can I say. Pretty good for a HTPC system.

Review Date: 01/16/13
Cons: None.

Pros: Has a lot of space. Comes with a fan,.
Got it for $30 it has a lot of space and even comes with a very quiet fan.

Review Date: 01/11/13
Cons: But not nearly enough thumbscrews.No tool-less design for either 5.25" or 3.5"Side panel is awkward

Pros: Pretty cheapNot too bad on the working room.A few cutouts for cable routing.USB3So many thumbscrews.
I can't really complain much about this case, especially at the price.Some sort of tool-less mechanism would've been appreciated, even if it was just one for 5.25" and one for 3.5"Also, the side panel was a little awkward putting on and taking off. I could tell it wasn't lining up perfectly with the case, no matter what direction I tried to put it back on, requiring a bit of force to screw the thumbscrews in once it "seemed" on.

Review Date: 01/10/13
Cons: No USB 3.0

Pros: Cheap on saleBlack interior
Bought this on Boxing Day for $25. For that price you can't complain. But FYI mine does not have USB 3.0 on the front panel. Maybe it was old stock which is why it was so cheap. Also, don't freak out when you look at the bag of screws and only see 2 brass motherboard standoffs. I saw it and thought they had forgot the rest of them, but you actually mount the motherboard directly to the risers on the inside of the case. Nice little case for cheap, but if you need USB 3.0 make sure the one you get actually has it.

Review Date: 01/09/13
Cons: Might be a tad light for some users who prefer more sturdy construction

Pros: LightweightGot it at almost half the price on boxing dayDoesn't skim on features despite low cost
Met all my requirements and more for my budget build. Got it on boxing day - so paid dirt cheap price.

Review Date: 12/18/12
Cons: Your friends will be sulking for a long time because they're jealous of your new BitFenix MERC Alpha case with USB 3.0 connections!

Pros: Absolutely the BEST budget case you can get!!
DON'T PANIC when you get the box!It seems that BitFenix is still shipping with boxes which state that it is USB 2.0!But when you open the box you'll quickly see the two BLUE USB 3.0 connections on the top of the case. ;-)The case is large, deep enough to accommodate long Gfx cards, and there are so many screws included that you'l never run out, no matter how many extras you install!I installed five BitFenix 120mm Fans with blue leds, and I threw in 2 blue led sticks just to be sure. When I press the power button, I get 100% pure PC Eye-Candy. Even my mother-in-law, who knows squat about PCs and technology in general, said that the box looked really cool!

Review Date: 12/05/12
Cons: -Not much

Pros: -Awesome Case-Loooooooooots of fan mounts helps keep awesome airflow in the case-No sharp edges-Good build quality-Sturdy side panels-4 usb ports (usb 2.0)-Large cpu cutout-Great cable management holes-Good amount of room for hiding cables-Up to 8 hard drives
I've owned this case for over a year, and it's still working great.There is another page for the same product, also sold by Ncix.http://secure1.ncix.com/products/?sku=63256(This page has more reviews and an unboxing video)
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Product Features

120mm Fan USB 3.0

BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Computer Case
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.


  • Ample Expansion
  • Effective Cooling
  • Rich Connectivity
  • Easy to Install

Product Specifications

SeriesMerc Alpha USB 3.0
TypeATX Mid Tower
Case MaterialSteel / Plastic
With Power SupplyNo
Power Supply MountedBottom
Motherboard CompatibilityMini-ITX, mATX, ATX
With Side Panel WindowNo
External 5.25" Drive Bays3
External 3.5" Drive Bays1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays6
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays1
Expansion Slots7
Front Ports
Front Ports2 x USB3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio
Cooling System
80mm FansNo
120mm Fans1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air ductNo
FeaturesSuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ready

Ample Expansion

Effective Cooling

Rich Connectivity

Easy to Install

Impressive Value
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