Bitfenix Shinobi Window edition

Bitfenix Shinobi
Published: July 24, 2011
Author: Ville Ilonen
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Bitfenix


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On the other side of the case it provides us nothing of interest. The top section of the case has “front panel connectors” along with a meshed section for the cases exhaust fans. There’s two 140mm slots next to each other making the installation 240mmx120mm or 120x120mm water cooling radiators  a bit complicated. However, if you prefer air cooling, the two 140mm exhaust fans will provide enough cooling power for even the higher end machines.

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The front panel has normal connectors which consists of; Four USB2.0 connectors, and also a  microphone, headphone, reset and power button are the only ones this case has to offer. It’s a shame Bitfenix did not provide USB3.0 support or eSATA support with this case as those are handy if your motherboard supports such features. In addition to this I’d liked to see a firewire connector.

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Even the interior of the case is colored in black. In front we can see eight internal 3.5″ slots for hard disks or SSD:s. Above them are three 5.25″ slots from which one can be converted in to external 3.5″ slot. The power supply is located in the bottom section of the case as it is pretty much a standard in todays high quality cases. This allows the power supply to take fresh air from below the case instead of using the already hot air from processor cooler.

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5.25″ devices are tightened using a simple toolless mechanism. Just open the “lid”, push the drive in and close the “lid”. Your drive should now be in its place firmly. Hard disks use similar kind of mechanism. Open the small plastic “screws” from both sides, remove the plastic holders, insert hard disk and do the same in vice versa order. Unfortunately there’s no noise dampering mechanism for hard disks in this case.

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  • Rob

    Horrible on off switch. Mine lasted 1.5 days. Now dead.