- Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower
- 1 x SuperCharge, 4 x USB 3.0, HD Audio Front Ports
- 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 7 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
- $169.99 –
- Free Shipping (restrictions apply)
Very happy with this case 06/28/2013
This review is from: BitFenix Shinobi XL Window White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
This case is really lightweight for how large it is. Some other full towers I've tried were heavy before I even put components inside, which makes them nearly impossible to move.
Having never ordered a BitFenix product, I didn't know what to expect. I am extremely pleased with the construction of this case. From the materials to the craftsmanship, it really is an A+ case.
The fans that adorn the front and top of this case are HUGE. It was difficult to tell by the pictures - and I'm honestly not even sure what size fans they are - but they are intense. I was going to switch the stock fans out for something else, but I've decided to leave it as it is.
It may be that I haven't installed actual hard drives into them yet, but the empty drive bays don't all stay in their slots very well. A couple toward the center actually just fall right out, but like I said, I'm assuming it's because there aren't drives in them yet. Consult other reviews and see if others have had problems with the drive bays. I am probably going to put some kind of drive blackplane into this case so it won't be an issue for me.
This case DOES come with a 3.5" to 5.25" bay adapter (it's white.) I did not realize this when I ordered the case or I may have purchased a different media card reader. I am still ok with the 5.25" media card reader I ultimately purchased.
My main suggestion is to have patience when you are building your computer. Instead of ordering all the parts at once, get this case first and feel things out. I'm going to probably do a little bit of watercooling (CPU only) and I'm glad that I waited purchasing anything until I had the case.
Now that I can see and measure all of the different areas with free room, I can easily purchase the watercooling parts I need. Had I tried to measure it "online," I'm sure I would have been sending things back or jimmy rigging it.
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