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BitFenix Ghost Mid-Tower Chassis Review - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

BitFenix brings forward the Ghost, a chassis that glows from the bottom as it sits in silence, and at a good price as well.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:39 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: BitFenix

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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Externally the Ghost is pretty simple looking at first glance as the entire exterior is closed off and covered with NanoChrome surface treatment. This is where BitFenix take a blend of a high temperature glaze with metallic dust to get a metallic gunmetal grey color with a finish that is smooth as the end product. Behind the aluminum logo on the front is a door that will swing open exposing both the Serenitek material along with the ventilation in the front that allows the Ghost to breathe.

 

Both side panels are flat with no openings to keep in the noise, as well as being backed with more sound absorbing material. On the top you will find the front I/O panel containing USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and audio jacks at the front. Just behind is an S4 Hot Swap bay, and moving back further there is a removable mesh panel that will allow for a pair of fans to be installed under it. At the back you find all the usual suspects including three holes for water cooling tubing. The bottom of the chassis has a removable dust filter, a large frame for the feet that doubles for a place to add 30mm strips of Alchemy cables to give the Ghost an under glow.

 

On the inside of the Ghost you have three 5.25" bays followed by a rack with room for a card reader as well as three 2.5" drives. If you need a little more room for longer cards, the side of the 2.5" drives is removable. Then at the bottom there is the standard drive rack that holds four 3.5" hard drives. There is room at the top for a thin dual radiator above the motherboard tray that can hold ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards.

 

In the floor there is room for the PSU and you are also given the option to install a 120mm or 140mm fan. At the back, along with the cut outs for the PSU and rear I/O, you also have seven slots with covers that lock into place without the need for screws. To cool the Ghost while keeping noise levels down, you have a Spectre 120mm fan in front of the drive rack assembly, and another placed in the back to exhaust the chassis, anything else is optional.

 

Surprisingly enough, when I went to look for anyone currently listing the Ghost, Google only came up with one location. That would be Newegg with its listing of $99.99, and there is an additional $14.99 for shipping. Now it isn't hard to satisfy me with a $100 chassis, and from what we covered just in the charts, without even having a peek at the Ghost yet, I think the feature set speaks loudly. On top of all the basic and more advanced offerings, at this price we are also gaining silence with plenty of attention to that area to keep the Ghost near silent even with it right next to you.

 

With all of that incorporated into this pricing, I think you will see it like I do, and realize compared to other cases in this range, BitFenix has stepped up.

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