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Bitfenix Shinobi Review

Compxpert    -   July 19, 2011
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A translucent side panel is a nice feature on any case, as it gives a peek at what is inside, which is what counts the most in any build. The side panel includes provisions for a 120mm fan, although one is not included. The front of the case is pretty basic, having only the Bitfenix logo and the optional external 5.25" bay. Even more bland than the front of the case, we have the right side panel. Moving on to the back, we have a look at the first of our two included 120mm fans. The case also features a bottom-mounted PSU, which seems to be a staple in chassis nowadays. Included on the back appears to be a set of grommets for watercooling support. The top and front panels also include a rubberized coating, which feels smooth to the touch and also seems to resist fingerprinting.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top panel of the case includes support for up to two 140mm fans or even 120mm fans. It would also seem that the top panel is designed to house a radiator for watercooling applications. Moving on, the bottom of the case includes support for a single 120mm fan and ventilation for your PSU, should you choose to mount it fan-side down. Missing from the bottom of the case, however, are the feet. But don't fret, they are included and pictured later on in the review since they do not ship installed on the case. Bringing up the rear are the top panel I/O connections, which consist of four USB 2.0 ports, as well as front MIC and headset connections. Besides these, there also are a Power LED, HDD indicator LED, power, and reset switches.

 

 

 

So far it seems like this case ships with a lot of neat features, especially the large amount of expandability for fans, but what else is on the inside of this beast?




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (The Internal Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup and Results
  6. Conclusion
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