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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

BitFenix Shogun Super Mid-Tower Chassis




The front bezel of the Shogun is made of aluminum and is curved at both sides. There is a band near the top used as a design element, and the logo at the bottom are clean additions to the design. The top and bottom sections are also curved as they meet the sides of the case, but neither comes into contact with the front bezel.





In the gap left where the top and front panels do not touch, this is where BitFenix put the front I/O panel. Starting at the left, we run into 3.5mm HD Audio jacks, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a backlit power button, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and the reset button. The additional button on the right is to control which color the Chroma is illuminated in, if not connected to a compatible ASUS motherboard.




Since the top panel of the chassis stands quite a bit higher than the top of the case, the aluminum is left solid, allowing cooling to happen underneath of it, exiting at the front and back of it.




The left side of the Shogun shows off a shape in this chassis that looks almost like a knot. Along the front edge, we see a thin strip of mesh allowing it to take in air, and that shape continues into the angled tempered glass window. While not typical, we do like the angle and overall design the Shogun shows from the side.




To keep the shape going on all sides, BitFenix surrounds the back of the chassis with a removable aluminum panel. Under it, we see that there are an exhaust fan location and the rear I/O at the top. There are seven expansion slots flanked to the right with passive ventilation, the PSU fits at the bottom, and we can also see the dust filter which slides into the lower frame of the case.




The right side of the Shogun is nearly identical to the left side, except that on this tempered glass panel, the inside is painted black, so you will never see behind the tray or have to look at the wiring. Ventilation can be found at the front and the back of the panel, and again we find four thumbscrews holding the glass onto the chassis.




Even the bottom of the chassis is made with a removable aluminum panel. At each of the corners, there are rubber feet, but the ventilation for the PSU and the dust filter are contained under this panel.

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