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BitFenix Shogun EATX Super Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 28, 2017 5:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: BitFenix

Inside the Shogun

 

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The first thing we did was remove the front bezel from the Shogun. The inside of the bezel is made of plastic to support the aluminum, and utilize round clips to pop it off and clip it into the frame. The frame of the chassis has the fans inset, so they do not starve for air, and while a third 120mm fan can be installed here, there is not framing at the top to secure all four holes.

 

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Removing the slightly tinted tempered glass panel, we can see everything the inside of the Shogun has to offer. The angled opening is padded with foam, and we see rubber grommets where the glass rides in the corners, and as of this moment, the interior appears a bit crowded.

 

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Stopping off at the pair of drive bays near the floor of the chassis first, as we need to remove this plate to see the rest of the guts. These two drive locations are illuminated from below with the SSD Chroma, which is shown to be compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, which means the motherboard LEDs will match this pair of bays.

 

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Rather than to offer a 5.25" bay, BitFenix fits the top with this pair of HDD cages. Each of the cages is removable, can house two drives each, and are also capable of 2.5" drive installation too.

 

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This leaves the middle of the chassis open for video cards, and to help keep your cards from sagging, three GPU support brackets are included. At the bottom of the supports, we find the third HDD cage, it is also removable, it is where the hardware is found, and under it is a pump and reservoir mounting plate.

 

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Removing the top aluminum panel, we find room to install fans and water cooling gear. A pair of 140mm fans or a trio of 120mm fans can go into the raised steel section, which keeps radiators from conflicting with the motherboard. We also found that the front I/O panel is stuck to the case, and is not attached to the front or the top panels.

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