On to the back of the chassis, we see the motherboard I/O cut-out, a 120mm rear-exhaust fan (with compatibility for a smaller 92mm fan for extra motherboard clearance), seven, yes, SEVEN PCI-E expansion slots, large mesh perforations and two rubber grommets for looping tubes and cables through (primarily for water-cooling), and the bottom PSU-mount opening:
I cannot believe a case this size has this amount of customization and compatibility, but BitFenix made it happen!
The bottom of the Bitfenix Shinobi chassis accommodates both the PSU fan, and has room for an additional 120mm fan, with similar fan filters that are present in the front of the case.
There are four metal stubs which can be elevated using the four stick-on rubber feet, an excellent addition by BitFenix to allow for extra airflow off the ground, as well as sound and vibration isolation:
Finally, we get to the two sides of the case. The right hand side of the case contains an austere, solid-steel panel thankfully secured by two thumbscrews. The finger-grip at the center-end of the case is a welcome feature that makes removal and installation of the panel fast and painless:
On the left, we have the Shinobis window panel which allows for the installation for an optional 120mm fan as well as the finger-grip and thumbscrew action present on the right panel. Even if you decide to skip on an extra fan, the extra ventilation is always welcome via the cut-out:
I absolutely love the matte-black color that BitFenix has gone with here. It just looks professional, elegant and oozes quality. Does the interior continue this trend or will it divert colors like so many other budget cases?
Let’s find out…
NEXT: The Interior
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Packaging
Page 3: Features and Specifications
Page 4: Accessories and Fittings
Page 5: The Exterior
Page 6: The Exterior (Continued)
Page 7: The Interior
Page 8: The Interior (Continued)
Page 10: Final Words and Conclusion