May 23rd, 2011

BitFenix Shinobi

External Features

And here is the case itself. There’s no fancy-shaped bits of plastic or mean grills to be seen, this case keeps it tidy. Don’t think this means the case looks plain or uninteresting, though. It looks mean.

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The top and front of the case have a great finish to them, BitFenix call it their SoftTouch Surface Treatment and it’s present on all of their cases. It gives the case a very smooth feel as well as being scratch and fingerprint resistant, it also looks really good. No pictures really do it justice.

While taking pictures I noticed it’s very easy to wipe accidental scuffs and marks off it which is always handy

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The front of the case also features a brushed metal BitFenix logo and the three 5.25” drive bays.

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On the top of the case you’ll find the power and reset buttons (which are covered in the SoftTouch material as the front and top of the case), a headphone and mic jack and 4 USB 2.0 ports.

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The blue power LED on the top of the case is very bright, something to consider if you don’t like your PC making the ceiling blue with the lights off. The red HDD LED isn’t quite so bright.

The side panel window is tinted and has space for a 120mm fan.

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Looking at the rear of the case I noticed that BitFenix didn’t put a metal insert where the motherboard backplate sits. I tend to think this is just a waste of metal as it’s going to be removed anyway. You also get two holes for watercooling tubes.

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Not much to talk about on the right side of the case, however.

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