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BitFenix Shinobi Window Case Review
|Product:||Shinobi Window BFC-SNB-150-KKW1-RP|
|Date:||Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Bill Hentschell -|
Final Thoughts on the BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTowerBitFenix's goal with the Shinobi Window was to address the budget minded gamer and provide a lot of high end features in a mid tower case. In my opinion they pulled this off brilliantly by packing thoughtful features and only making modest compromises. The fit and finish is fabulous and the case has a very solid feel with the exception of the fairly thin side panels. The soft touch finish gives the case a bit of class and combined with the nice recessed vent lines really makes a statement. Look out high priced PC case manufacturers, there is a new sheriff in town and he is gunning for you.
They hit the mark with generous cable routing options and more than enough tie anchors for even a full case of peripherals (something I wish my Corsair 700d had). The robust top mounted USB, audio, activity LED, and power switches means everything is close at hand to quickly sync that iPhone or plug in your favorite headset to get your game on. 8x 3.5” bays is probably well more than most users will ever need, but nice to know it is there in case you want to have this case also act as your massive RAID 5 media center. Including two fans and options for five more is also a welcome feature allowing you to create quite a wind inside the case for fast heat evacuation.
The primary competitors for the BitFenix Shinobi Window:
- Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel $54.44
- NZXT Apollo Black $59.99
- LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K57W Black $64.99
- ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black $69.99
- NZXT Apollo Chassis $69.99
- Thermaltake SopranoRS VG7000BWS Black $61.36
At a MSRP of $69.00 (direct from BitFenix ) this case can easily run with the competition and would lead the pack for my hard earned dollars. I have a new go to case when my friends ask about the best bang for the buck in a mid tower design.
Legit Bottom Line: The BitFeix Shinobi is a fantastic PC case for the budget minded gamer that wants great looks combined with user friendly features without breaking the bank.
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Page 1 - BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTower
Page 2 - Unboxing the BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTower
Page 3 - Outside the BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTower
Page 4 - Inside the BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTower
Page 5 - Component installation into the BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTower
Page 6 - Final Thoughts on the BitFenix Shinobi Window MidTower