Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,221 Reviews & Articles | 62,292 News Posts

BitFenix Shinobi Window Mid Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 6, 2011 7:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: BitFenix

The BitFenix Shinobi Window Mid Tower Case




The front of the Shinobi has two vertical lines of mesh flanking the SofTouch coated outside plastic trim. The bulk of the bezel in the middle is also coated, but has access for three 5.25" devices and has a metal logo inserted into the rest of the large lower half.




The top of the chassis receives the SofTouch coating as well. Toward the back of the chassis there is a large area covered in steel mesh. Under which you can install either a pair of 140mm fan or 120mm fans.




Zooming in you can get a good look at the front I/O. For the Shinobi, connectivity is limited to four USB 2.0 ports and the 3.5mm audio and MIC jacks. The red LED is the HDD activity, while the blue Led on the right is to signify the power. Of course there is the large power button with the power symbol on it, the smaller button to the top and right is the reset.




This is what separates the Shinobi pair apart. The Windowed version has this triangular window applied in the left side panel. Not only is the window darkly tinted, it also allows for an optional 120mm fan to be mounted in it.




The rear of the chassis has room for a 120mm or 92mm exhaust fan next to the rear I/O. The middle allows for up to seven expansion cards and offers a pair of holes for water cooling. The power supply then mounts in the bottom, and the chassis offers venting for a fan down installation.




Under the chassis there are steel bumps acting as the feet for now. There are feet in the hardware kit; I just haven't applied them at this point. To the left is the venting to allow a PSU to breathe well and to its right, a hole for a 120mm fan. Both of the vented areas have plastic dust covers that remove and reinstall pretty easily.


    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!