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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review (window version)

Rating: 9.0.

BitFenix have made a big move into the chassis market over the past year, starting with the release of the Colossus full tower chassis.  Today we are going to look at a mid tower, the BitFenix Shinobi Window version. The Shinobi aims to provide all the high end features at a very affordable price. The Window version offers tool free drive installation and their ‘SoftTouch' surface designed to fend off nasty finger prints.

Main Features:

Killer Looks: From the uniquely crafted side panel window and fan vents, to the brushed aluminum accents, Shinobi carries through the signature BitFenix design philosophy of clean lines, understated elegance, and modern styling. If looks could kill, a glance at Shinobi could be your last.

Choose your Destiny: The stealthy digital warrior must adapt to their environment. Available in with or without a windowed side panel, you can choose the Shinobi that blends perfectly with your surroundings. Whether you choose to walk the path of light or darkness, Shinobi has you covered.

Maximum Expansion: Serious rigs require serious hardware. That's why Shinobi is engineered to handle up to three 5.25″ drives or eight 3.5″ hard disks. You can also install a 2.5″ SSD with the included adapter. Best of all, Shinobi can easily accommodate long graphics cards, which means that you can outfit it with the hardware necessary to eliminate the opposition.

Efficient Cooling: The effective gaming rig, like the warrior who wields it, must be cool under fire. Shinobi is adorned with unique mesh areas that can quickly dissipate excess heat. Shinobi can accommodate a bevy of fans – up to seven 120mm or two140mm fans can be installed to ensure that all hardware stays as cool as the blood running through an assassin's veins.

Plenty of Connectivity: The efficient warrior must have easy access to all the tools they need to get the job done. Equipped with no less than four USB 2.0 ports, Shinobi offers plenty of connectivity for all your USB devices so that you can keep you gear connected and ready for battle.

DIY Friendliness: Fighting should be done in game — not with your hardware. Shinobi comes with a wealth of DIY-friendly features, ensuring that getting your system setup is quick and efficient. A CPU cooler cutout makes it easy to change out your CPU cooler should the need arise. Shinobi comes with filtered fan intakes, keeping the interior clean and your system looking great. Shinobi Window even comes with convenient tool-free drive locking mechanisms for ultimate convenience.

BitFenix Quality: Shinobi comes with all the amenities and design touches characteristic of BitFenix chassis. BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment for resistance to fingerprints and stains surrounds the brushed gunmetal BitFenix logo emblazoned on the front. A luxuriously black coated chassis exudes both quality and refinement. With Shinobi, users can experience BitFenix quality both inside and out.


  • Materials: Steel, Plastic
  • Color (Int/Ext): Black/Black
  • Side Panel: Tinted Side Window
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):  205 x 460 x 490 mm (ATX Mid Tower)
  • Motherboard Sizes: Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
  • 5.25″ Drive Bays:  x 3
  • 3.5″ Drive Bays :  x 8 (1 x external, using 5.25” adapter)
  • 2.5″ Drive Bays:  x 1 (using 5.25” adapter)
  • Cooling Front:  2 x 120mm (optional)
  • Cooling Rear:  1 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 92mm (optional)
  • Cooling Side Panel:  1 x 120mm (optional)
  • Cooling Top:  2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm (optional)
  • Cooling Bottom:  1 x 120mm (optional)
  • PCI Slots:  x 7
  • I/O:  4 x USB2.0, Audio
  • Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
  • Extras : Tool-free drive locking mechanisms

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