BitFenix have made a very positive statement with the Shinobi Chassis, offering a high quality product at a price point that is hard to ignore. The Shinobi features sharp design lines and plenty of configuration options. Case routing is impressive and we appreciated the tool free mounting for the hard drives and optical drives.
The Shinobi ships with just 2 x 120mm fans but can handle up to 5 x 120mm and 2 x 140mm fans. BitFenix supplied us with enough of their Spectre fans to fully load the Shinobi and we were pleased with the low noise emissions, even when turned up high. The thermal performance isn’t class leading, but it performs well when we factor in the price.
In the United Kingdom, the Shinobi can be picked up for £50 – the windowed version we reviewed today, costs £7 more (£57), which offers great value for money. At this low price point the BitFenix Shinobi is a “Must Have” item for people who want an attractive, high performance case for very little outlay.
- clean design lines.
- excellent build quality.
- ability to hold 7 fans.
- good cable routing.
- priced to sell.
- tool free hard drive install.
- panels flex when installing fans.
Kitguru says: For the price, this is hard to beat.